Galactic Badlands: A LitRPG Space Western


There are cowboy boots on his feet, pop-up hints appearing in his vision, and, oh yeah, there’s a mariachi band in his head.

The world's not going to slow down and let him catch up though, no, it's going to throw a chrome hover car at him and hope he gets the picture.

Charles isn't what you'd call inept though, and before long he's proving himself as a quick shooter, fast learner, and more than willing to immerse himself in his pseudo-digital reality full of cruel crimelords, dangerous wild animals, and all manner of fun allies in this, the first novel of the Galactic Badlands saga.

My Opinion: 209 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited

This is basically a slice of life novel. The main character (MC) finds himself in a custom afterlife where he can’t die or he’ll go hell. So, like anyone else, he goes on life threatening adventures as a sci-fi cowboy collecting bounties, herding cattle, and building a team. That’s all there really is to the story, a string of adventures and lots of dialogue. Unfortunately, the adventures aren’t that good and there’s little direction to the story. A lot of the story is the MC wandering around.

The game mechanics in the story are very minimal and while the MC levels up, thus making the novel LitRPG technically, the RPG parts are really light and relative to the page count not a big part of the story.

Overall, even though there are some neat characters, the story was just kind of boring for me.

Score: 5 out of 10

Galactic Badlands: A LitRPG Space Western