Ice Planet Barbarians – Ruby Dixon

Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 188
Release Date: April 3, 2015

You’d think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you’d be wrong. Because now, the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve left their cargo of human women – including me – on an ice planet.

And the only native inhabitant I’ve met? He’s big, horned, blue, and really, really has a thing for me…


What the fuck did I just read?

I picked up Ice Planet Barbarians because of BookTok. Obviously. I just had to know what it was all about and since it’s only 180 pages I didn’t have an excuse to say no.

What I disliked most about this novel is the trigger warning moment at the beginning of the novel. Within the first few pages is a pretty horrific rape scene that should not have been in the novel. It served no purpose and could have been handled differently.

Dixon’s writing is sloppy at best, however I did read about 80% of the novel in one day so it couldn’t have been that bad. The simple writing coupled with the ridiculous plot made it difficult to put down. So, make sure to set aside an afternoon of distraction free reading time.

I guess it goes without saying that the world building in the novel is lacking. I wasn’t surprised, but I was disappointed. Dixon set up a semi interesting world, even if it’s a blatant rip off of Star Wars. They call the planet Not-Hoth. Ice Planet Barbarians would have profited from a few more world building pages to give the story a bit more substance.

Overall, Ice Planet Barbarians is exactly what you think it is. It’s a ridiculous and spicy story about aliens with large ribbed penises looking for love. Will I read the next novel? No. I have zero interest in seeing how the other women interact with the aliens. Their culture and mannerism are too different for me to get on board with different romances tropes being used in this setting.


Have you read Ice Planet Barbarians? What did you think?

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