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Solar Storms (An Orbs Prequel) [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Sansbury Smith
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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*June 30, 2014* Solar Storms is a prequel short story to the terrifying sci-fi thriller, Orbs, now offered by Simon and Schuster (Simon451). This story has been remastered and contains four chapters of exclusive material and one chapter from Orbs.

In 2055, scientists discover something far worse than rising temperatures and rising seas--they discover massive sunspots that are producing unprecedented solar flares.

With little time to prepare for the storms, NASA recruits Drs. Sophie Winston and Emanuel Rodriguez to help monitor the solar weather. At first, the duo believes they have been hired for a routine project. But when arriving at the Johnson Space Center they quickly realize they haven't been told everything about their mission. And as a massive storm races toward Earth, they begin to suspect that it isn't a natural event. Millions of miles away something is feeding the storms...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 184 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars short but sweet 10 Feb. 2014
By Woosy
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Fills in a lot of blanks from Orbs. Just realise that this is a very short story. I read it within half an hour. Still a good story though. Thoroughly looking forward to the next part, if a sequel to Orbs is intended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tantalising 18 Dec. 2013
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Doctors Sophie Winston and Emanuel Rodriguez are employed by NASA to monitor solar weather. On their arrival at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, brought forward by a week due to escalating circumstances, they soon find that all is not as they were lead to believe.

Smith easily draws one into the story with his writing, and although this prequel is short, his characters are well-constructed and sympathetic. A tantalising tidbit that has my mouth watering for ORBS.
*Copy of this book received direct from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice! 29 Nov. 2013
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A tasty little prequel to ORBS I found it filled a few of the ponderings I had from the main book. Easily we'll worth the read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read but not till you have read ORB. 9 Nov. 2014
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I had read Orb by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and enjoyed it a lot.
The twist at the end was a surprise however.
This explained the reasoning behind the twist and enough detail to make the it interesting.
However if you read this first before Orb it will I suspect spoil the surprise.
I have read Orb II and am now eagerly waiting for the third book, Due early next year (2015)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not very informative 10 Jun. 2014
By Owenmac
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It's a pity that I have read "Orbs" first because that has made this prequel rather redundant since all the pertinant information regarding the "Orbs" story is repeated within the main book. This story is unnecessary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars V good read 22 Mar. 2014
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reading this just made me want orbs 2 even more im really looking forward to book 2 and 3 so come on
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4.0 out of 5 stars Neat 4 Mar. 2014
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I like long, serialized stories. But it's also nice when an author knows how to tell a lot with a little. Nick Smith's "Solar Storms" succeeds in being short and lean, but also compelling and fresh. It's a remarkably tense story, and even feels quite epic in scope considering its length. I was anxious about how things were going to turn out in the end, which isn't something stories always manage to accomplish.

This is a prequel to Nick's full-length novel, "Orbs", and it acts as a nice teaser for what's to come. But it still manages to stand well on its own and tell a good story in its own right. I say it's worth checking out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Solar storms 19 Jan. 2014
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This is a quick easy read. I will say you must read the next one ORBS that is a great read
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