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Odyssey of the Starship Kemet [Kindle Edition]

Kent Stanley Robinson
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Book Description

A super starship comprised of group of international astronauts travels to different star systems at speeds near the speed of light. Their primary goal is to find a planet where the human species can survive and thrive in the event the earth becomes uninhabitable. Their secondary goal is to explore a planet where signals have been detected, indicating the possibility that the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings. When they return to earth after thousands of years of time dilation, they find that the earth of the future(s) is full of surprises, including new cultures and even an alien race.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2155 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kent Stanely Robinson (28 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good premise bad execution 19 Jun. 2014
By Ron
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The idea a ship made it across the universe is a good baseline for a sci fi story. Sadly this is just a weak story with typical stereotypes. One of the main issues right at the beginning of the book is the ships name, Kemet. Chacters fighting about race relations as it comes to the naming of the ship. Russians think it needs to be Russian named, Chinese etc,. All these scientist and the billions of dollars to make the ship but this story revolves early on about the name of the ship. No background into the science of the ship doing the voyage. Weak love interest throughout the storyline. Nerdy kid gets the girl. Finally make it back to earth 30000 years later and we get no background on it other than it was almost like the Buck Rogers show in the 80s. I wanted more science and less race issues and typical love interest story lines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The migration theme and the stories about the Great Walls are reminiscent of migration issues that we are ... 11 Aug. 2014
By mary robinson - Published on
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This story covers a lot of ground or rather space/time. The characters are believable and the story has several notable twists and turns. Amidst the science and science fiction there are insightful thoughts about philosophy and religion. The migration theme and the stories about the Great Walls are reminiscent of migration issues that we are facing today. There is even a love story but a major theme of this story is that our planet will ultimately, become uninhabitable and our species will have to find a new place to live.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 11 Aug. 2014
By Barry D. - Published on
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Lackluster. No depth to story line. Shallow characters. Many missed opportunities to make story line interesting. Author failed to grasp Faster-than-light theory. Time line doesn't work. The main focus of the book seems to be a lecture on human evolution which goes on far too long and is repeated three times, word-for-word. Very slow reading, had to force myself to finish. Kept waiting for story to "take off" but never did.
NOT RECOMMENDED, unless you have nothing else to read or do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down 22 Nov. 2014
By rob - Published on
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really enjoyed this one, i hope there are more
2.0 out of 5 stars No page turner here. 21 Aug. 2014
By Jim's Kindle - Published on
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Sorry Kent, this story missed me by a mile. The repetition in the first third of the book almost made me stop reading but I did spend good money here. Continuing to read I found the characters a bit two dimensional and the story never took off. No page turner here.
1.0 out of 5 stars terrbile! 12 Mar. 2015
By Karl Walls - Published on
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This story is straight out of the 1950's it is amateur in its nature, their is no depth in the characters, it lacks a decent plot, don't spend your money on this book
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