15-word-review: Delivering food during the pandemic leads Jamie Gray to a monstrously exciting new career opportunity.
Longer review: During the Covid-19 pandemic, Jamie Gray is working a dead-end job as a delivery driver for the very same company he got fired from. One day, when delivering food, Jamie runs into an old acquaintance, Tom, who remembers that Jamie’s thesis was on science-fiction and therefore thinks the job opportunity that KPS, the “animal rights organisation” that Tom works for might be a good fit for Jamie. Open to do anything rather than deliver fast food, Jamie agrees and is shocked to realise that the job is a bit more unusual than Tom let on.
KPS is the Kaiju Preservation Society, and the animal rights they try to protect are those of gigantic, prehistoric monster-like creatures on an alternate Earth. The KPS crews (who all work on six-month rotations on the alternate Earth base) are the only humans there. They do their best both to preserve the kaiju, research their biology and make sure they continue to thrive (which is harder than you might think, some of them are like pandas the size of actual multi-story buildings). Of course, any organisation like this is dependent on funding both from governments and the private sector and not everyone who visits the alternate Earth to ensure their investments are paying off is as altruistic as the scientists of KPS. Soon, Jamie, with the help of several other new KPS recruits is having to risk life and limb to make sure someone doesn’t cause a multi-dimensional disaster.
Full review on my blog.