Gemini Force One – Reviews


Starburst Magazine’s Ed Fortune:

“As you might expect, this organisation not only has a hidden floating base, it also has a fleet of highly specialised rescue vehicles and an elite team of lifesaving experts. There’s even a sinister bad guy and a glamorous spy. Thirty pages in and you may well be humming the Thunderbirds theme tune under your breath.

M.G. Harris is a very skilled storyteller, weaving together narrative strands into one compelling experience.Black Horizon is a fantastic thriller for adrenaline junkies of all ages.”

Read the full Starburst review of Gemini Force One: Black Horizon by MG Harris

LoveReading4Kids and The Guardian Books’ Julia Eccleshare:

“Prepare yourself, the action and adventure not only starts immediately, it simply doesn’t stop. 16 year old headstrong Ben has a fabulous role model, his mother is courageous, determined and loyal, she is absolutely someone you would want by your side in an emergency. You can definitely feel the influence of Gerry Anderson as there is a hint of ‘Thunderbirds’ in Gemini Force 1, however this is a refreshingly modern twist on the story of a rescue organisation.” Read the full LoveReading4Kids review of Gemini Force One: Black Horizon by MG Harris

What Culture’s Ian Coomber:

“For all its heavy themes and appeal to Anderson fans of any age however, Black Horizon is undoubtedly a young adult novel at heart. Regardless of what Gemini Force may throw at Ben, his own struggles with school, fitting in, and getting noticed by girls are never far away. (Gemini Force 1) is the true successor to Thunderbirds’ crown. In Gemini Force 1, Gerry Anderson has created something that is more than deserving of finding an audience on its own merits, and with Black Horizon, M.G, Harris has ensured that it is also more than capable.”   Read the full What Culture review of Gemini Force One: Black Horizon by MG Harris

ScreenRelish’s Fred McNamara:

“Complete with a fantastic array of vehicles designed for specific rescue missions, and a canine sidekick, Gemini Force One: Black Horizon hints at more than being an updated version of Thunderbirds (that honour goes to what ITV are currently getting up to…), it’s a finely crafted adventure story with all the potential it needs to gain a loyal audience of youngsters. There’s a bevy of classic Anderson references for older fans to spot too (look out for Ben’s favourite rock band!), and that cross-appeal will surely work in the novel’s favour. All in all, a blast of a book from cover to cover.” Read the full review of GEMINI FORCE ONE: BLACK HORIZON by MG Harris

The Book Zone

like Thunderbirds, this first Gemini Force 1 book is also full of fast-paced action and adventure, and even more importantly it is a really exciting and hugely enjoyable read. Read the full Book Zone review of GEMINI FORCE ONE: BLACK HORIZON BY MG Harris

Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books

“GF1 is a fantastic mix of new and old. M.G. Harris has done an amazing job developing Anderson’s trademark formula of ADVENTURE and RESCUE to inspire a new generation of fans. Whilst also enabling old fans like me to buzz back to my childhood days. It has everything that you would want and expect from a five star book. You’ll soon find yourself rocketing to Tracey Island once you start this epic adventure.” Read the full Enchanted Books review of GEMINI FORCE ONE: BLACK HORIZON  by MG Harris

SciFi Bulletin’s Paul Simpson

“Harris keeps the tension high throughout the action sequences, providing enough information for you to envisage what’s happening in your mind’s eye without slowing things down too much with extraneous detail, and by the end chances are you too will be invested in the future exploits of GF1…” Read the full SciFi Bulletin review of GEMINI FORCE ONE: BLACK HORIZON by MG Harris