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Say Goodbye to the Sun

Say Goodbye to the Sun [Kindle Edition]

Robert M Blevins

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Robert M Blevins, author of the sci-fi adventure novels 'The Corona Incident,' and 'The 13th Day of Christmas,' offers up the book that first brought attention to his work. Originally written in 1978, the last known copy of the manuscript was lost before it had a chance to be published. Twenty-five years later, a previously unknown copy was found in an attic in Seattle where the author had once lived. It was re-edited and published. Some of the predictions and science used in 'Say Goodbye to the Sun' have since come true in this nonstop tale of action and adventure.

July 4, 2049: Sixteen years after a chance discovery by an astronomer in the New Mexico desert, the first real attempt to send humans beyond our solar system is nearly ready.

The New York Times calls the Galileo Project, 'Like trying to go the moon...during the time of Jules Verne...'

Newsweek magazine goes even further, calling Galileo 'the most expensive suicide mission in history.'

None of this matters to the crew of the Galileo Explorer. They have trained together for more than a decade and they are ready. Few give them any chance of success.

This is their story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adventure Books of Seattle (31 Aug 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #401,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars I read it because I bought it 29 May 2012
By TLM - Published on
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And then proceeded to enjoy it. I hope you do too. The story moved well from start to finish and filled a dull rainy evening. The premise on which the author based interstellar travel harkens back to an era when Science fiction was exciting. Such a gallant re-purposing for nuclear weapons!! The other science presented in his story is based on firm foundations. It felt a little over edited which drew a tiny bit from the excitement, otherwise I would have thrown it a five star.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars from Me 15 May 2013
By Gwendolyn Norcross - Published on
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To think that this manuscript from 1978 was lost for 25 years and found, perhaps edited and published, is astounding. Only very minor things show the age of the time it was written. Say Goodbye to the Sun takes us on a 14 year journey to Sirius where apparently conditions are such that humans can live. The purpose of the Ship and its 64 inhabitants in suspended animation and then the eight astronauts place themselves in suspended animation after lifting off from the moon, where the ship was built, is of course to colonize the planet. Unfortunately, they have a very rude awakening as it seems that they are not the only ship on the way to Sirius. There is another ship six months ahead of them and they want everything our ship has. It starts out describing each of the very interesting lives and personalities of the eight astronauts and his or her function for the ship. The ship computer is Connie, who takes care of everything while all are asleep. The 64 inhabitants are 32 men and 32 women who are highly compatible and skilled in various areas and will be mated and and plan to set up a space station and colonize the new planet. To tell you more would spoil the story. It was extremely enjoyable for me and makes me wish that we had more of NASA now and a stronger military. Oh well, maybe when you wish upon a star...

I'm glad Mr. Blevins has found the time in his life to publish his books. This is the second one of his I have read, the first being The 13th Day of Christmas. Another really good story of space exploration of Mars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Almost great 24 Nov 2012
By Peter - Published on
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A book that spanned several decades made for a good read with a plot that was well thought out and delivered. The science stayed believable for most of the book. The let down? - Poor proof reading and editing left clumsy sentences in place and irritating spelling mistakes that became more intrusive towards the end of the book. The careless corrections (or lack of them) left me hoping for the book to end and spoiled an otherwise really enjoyable read.
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