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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (19 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477502149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477502143
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,007,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Mellor has been writing for most of his life. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England with a wonderful wife, a gorgeous son and two fairly loony cats. This is his first novel. His website is http://www.samarcand.co.uk

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Channing on 24 Sep 2012
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This is a good science fiction story but is also a well-written mystery. A crime has been committed, but space travel takes years and the crime is 30 years old before anyone knows about it and the evidence is on a planet 30 years travel away. Try that one for a thorough investigation.

I enjoyed this as I've enjoyed many of the old scifi classics. Add a touch of gender politics for originality and multiple layers along with some appropriately futuristic technology and especially innovative uses for AI. The bulk of the story involves the mystery so the space travel aspect is primarily a backdrop, but the story flows nicely and the characters are well-defined. The reader gets some interesting insights into the minds of specific characters and how they react to 'unusual' situations which gives the story real depth.

I suspect everyone will have their own favourite character but for me it was Julia, a very clever AI. Mellor does a good job of making the unbelievable believable and working the advanced technology into the storyline. It's a good strong 4 stars plus for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean W. Mellor on 15 Sep 2012
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This was written by my brother, so I guess I am biased. However like some other reviewers I found the start too reliant on dialogue but it gets better, much better, elegantly written, clever and witty, a must read for any fan of sci-fi or detective stories or just fans of a good read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Advmcm on 13 July 2012
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I'm looking forward to other books by Stephen. I really enjoyed the Long Sleep. Wasn't sure that I would as I'm not really a huge sci fi fan. I like Dr Who but that's my limit! But it wasn't that sci fi. It was a detective story set in the future. I got straight into it and couldn't put it down. A reall enjoyable easy read with a bit of oomph too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. V. Ford on 25 Jun 2012
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The 5 star ratings say it all so I won't repeat it here.

Just want to say that I found this book to be a real page turner with an engrossing story. I loved the fluffy, feel-good ending, too. It really capped the story off and such a clever way of phrasing the last sentence.

I'm looking forward to more from this author.
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