Passengers to Sentience and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 8.48

or
 
   
Trade in Yours
For a 0.79 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Passengers to Sentience on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Passengers to Sentience [Paperback]

Peter Salisbury
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Price: 9.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 11 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 0.00  
Paperback 6.99  
Paperback, 22 July 2009 9.99  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.79
Trade in Passengers to Sentience for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.79, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

22 July 2009
Humans never do invent suspended animation, faster than light ships or safe travel down worm-holes. So what does a history lesson on how humans really did colonise the galaxy have in common with the holiday of a life time, the girl of your dreams and a bunch of ruthless, sociopathic miners? Data detective Ben tries to find the answers, if only he can first discover where his mind went. Will he find out not only where he is but who he is, or will he end his days on a desiccated desert world, dodging lethal sandstorms and deadly machinery, where it seems his work-mates' favourite amusement is to put him in mortal danger? Perhaps the solution will be more alien than he ever expected.

Product details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Bright Pen; 1st edition (22 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755211596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755211593
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 780,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

From his early teens Peter Salisbury seized on anything science fiction: novels, comics and short stories. He then started on the classics and has been fascinated by tinkering around with words ever since.

Peter obtained a Chemistry degree at London University in the 1970s but he focused on Communication Skills, General Science, and IT during his teaching career. In the 1990s, Peter wrote non-fiction professionally, abstracting from patents of chemical inventions for a London science publisher. He has a Full Amateur Radio Licence.

Peter Salisbury's first novel was published in 2009. More than a dozen books later, he still has many more stories to tell and he hopes you enjoy reading them as much as he enjoys writing them. If you would like to receive advance notice of a new book by Peter Salisbury, please email (omitting the spaces)
peter . salisbury @ rocketmail . com

Product Description

Review

"I'm reading your book at the moment - absolutely excellent! This one is really clever... I was hooked from the very first page. Science fiction is not normally my cup of tea but the technical stuff was detailed and concise and yet remained interesting... Really wicked - the best book I've read all year - very, very clever! You have a great imagination and a very tight writing style... Well done indeed. I shall be recommending it." --The Editor Authorsonline.co.uk

"A very strong debut novel from a talented author....Passengers to Sentience is intelligent, thought provoking and an ultimately rewarding novel, recommended."
--The Editor www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk

From the Back Cover

Humans never do invent suspended animation, faster than light ships or safe travel down worm-holes. So what does a history lesson on how humans really did colonise the galaxy have in common with the holiday of a life time, the girl of your dreams and a bunch of ruthless, sociopathic miners?

Data detective Ben tries to find the answers, if only he can first discover where his mind went. Will he find out not only where he is but who he is, or will he end his days on a desiccated desert world, dodging lethal sandstorms and deadly machinery, where it seems his work-mates' favourite amusement is to put him in mortal danger? Perhaps the solution will be more alien than he ever expected.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 5 April 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a book of ideas. It's an intelligent, well-written sci-fi thriller told by a likeable first person narrator. The story - involving body-swapping holidays, mining for fuel ore, far-flung colonies, kidnapping - is engagingly told and, like the best sci-fi, it shows us a future that shines a light on our present; the characters struggle with questions of identity and memory while seeking to escape from the terrible drudgery of the daily toil. And, of course, there is always the hope of finding redemption through love.

The world it is set in is confidently and convincingly portrayed; the technical details made me feel as if the author must have travelled to the future and worked in a job very much like the narrator's to be able to tell us so much about it.

I found this book through the kindle forums and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it and I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and clever 1 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
On a whim I downloaded this book for my Kindle for a mere 69p although I would happily have paid the paperback price.

I had expected a bit of trashy pulp sci-fi in the vein of Harry Harrison perhaps but what I got was actually much better, a well thought out and imaginative novel with a very fresh approach to the old planetary colonisation theme.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passengers to Sentience 20 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was my first reading of anything by Peter Salisbury, and I was not sure what to expect. I need not have worried. The book was superbly written in a style which created an amazing atmosphere that put you where the action was, and there was plenty of it. This story has an originallity that is quite refreshing and a story-line which kept me sat on the edge of my seat. A thoroughly enjoying book to read, and I cannot wait for further "Passenger" books to appear. (Please)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 4 July 2013
By ron238
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
great read as with all the passenger series,eagerly awaiting the next in the series,well written and as I am a sci-fi fan very believable,ron
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another great piece of science fiction 8 Mar 2012
By TIZYER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book, it is refreshing to find a writer with such a unique way of building an un put downable book.Peter Salisbury has created a sci fi world in his mind which is completely different from anything I have read before and I cannot wait for his next one to come out!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual take on the space opera 18 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've never read Peter Salisbury until this.
A really interesting premise on the idea of inter-stellar colonisation, although I was sceptical about the perseverance of governmental organisations persisting for long enough to make it all happen.
A good read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book and well 7 July 2014
By CD
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Creepyyy... hopefully this will never happen here and we'll find different ways to travel. Brilliant book and well written
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyed this novel
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Perfect mixture of futuristic high end science and engineering, but with characters that could be believed in, and could be seen as extensions of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ter
2.0 out of 5 stars A struggle
It is not often that I have to force myself to continue reading a book to get to the end, bus this one of them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nick Hillman
4.0 out of 5 stars Very different
Very different sort of science fiction for me. I read "Passengers to Zeta Nine" (Book 2) first (coz it was free!!) and I am hooked. Read more
Published 11 months ago by PeterM42
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story but please get an editor
I like the books from this author, but stylistically he drives me insane. Good concepts, great story, good characters - but so many typos and errors that really detract from your... Read more
Published 22 months ago by snowqueen01
4.0 out of 5 stars Exploring some good ideas.
It is most unfortunate that most of this book was written in the first person. Personally I think this makes a story sound like it was written by a schoolchild. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2012 by Mr. A. N. Mcgill
3.0 out of 5 stars needs editing
the ideas are quite good, but the prose could have been edited a bit better.

i would also sugges that if you like this, read mindswap by robert sheckley
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Faded after good start
I initially liked this book and the way the author had handled new technology, but then the plot quickly became very silly, with the hero's personality being hijacked and put into... Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2011 by Puychaud
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
A Big Thank You To Amazon 0 6 Mar 2010
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback