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Vestige [Kindle Edition]

Chris Roper
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They thought themselves alone; abandoned, lost and without hope.

Then it arrived.

The crew of the WSA Pytheas drift helplessly towards the outer edge of the Solar System. Cut off from Earth and lacking any means of rescue, the ship continues its inexorable drift while the crew wait to die.

Then the sudden arrival of a mysterious object sparks a chain of events that could either extricate them from danger or cause their destruction.

Captain Marcus Keats, Navigation Officer Piedro Alvarez and ship biologist Dr Natalie McCarran must choose what and whom to trust as they struggle to understand the artefact’s purpose, and the new danger threatening to tear them apart.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00922G3IA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Chris Roper lives in Brighton, England. Originally from Scotland, Chris moved south to study Philosophy at the University of Sussex, and has since attained a Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science from the Open University.

Chris started writing at a young age, freaking his teachers out with stories of vampires, monsters and vengeful spirits. When he finished university he chose to stay in Brighton and over the course of the last few years began cultivating his interest in writing again, remaining faithful to his love of stories that excite and kindle the imagination.

Chris's first novella - Vestige - was borne from a deep interest in the cosmos, and humanity's place in it.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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It started off well but went rapidly downhill. Too much banal character analysis and background that just went on and on. The conflict between the characters occupied most of the book and became totally tedious. I started flicking through the pages looking for something interesting to happen. It was obvious the author had run out of ideas and the whole thing just petered out into a boring anti-climax.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Jan. 2013
By Azza_V
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Really enjoyed this book. Brought home the horror of being trapped in space more than ACC's 2001 A Space Odyssey. Can't wait for more from this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing 28 April 2013
By Chris
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Good scene setting but characters a bit two dimensional. Can't see the reason for the complete turn round of feelings after seven years.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant first book. 5 Sept. 2012
By Allen
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Chris has given us a snippet of what I'm sure can be a full novel. I was so engrossed in the characters and am desperate to find out more about them and where they came from and more importantly, more detail on how they got to the point where we meet them for the first time. His descriptions are vivid and well timed. A really good read and can't wait for another.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brave first step as a promising storyteller 3 Sept. 2012
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Three very different people adrift together at the edge of the solar system, with no hope of retrieval, facing a long and pointless fall into the oort cloud and certain death. But something's about to happen that puts their own epic tragedy into a much larger perspective ... An ambitious premise, developed with energy and imagination, and (hallmark of any decent sci-fi) a clear delight for exploring some of the basic human questions in a well drawn and unfamiliar setting - some fascinating characterisation, good pace and a confident narrative style with just a couple of tiny bumps. I consumed it between reading Altered Carbon and now Hyperion, and in that company it gave a good reckoning. So: a very neat package for a first outing. Buy it before it gets a sensible price tag.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this 27 Sept. 2012
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This is a really good yarn, a pageturner. Well written with characters you care about, not too deep or techy so you don't have to be really into Scifi to enjoy it. Thoroughly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vestige By Chris Roper 30 Aug. 2012
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Vestige by Chris Roper is a riveting read which I could not put down. A totally brilliant outing and I can't wait for the next instalment
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep space... 27 Aug. 2012
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This is a powerful, passionate, thought-provoking first outing from Chris Roper. Can't wait to see how he develops as a writer
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written novel
Started well but got a bit far fetched even for a science fiction story. The last chapter was too unbelievable!
Published 3 months ago by A. J. Neeve
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok...ish
A bit of a slow burner this one with a thin ending. A great idea for a plot but predictable in the telling. I wouldn't recommend it to my friends.
Published 20 months ago by Ben
3.0 out of 5 stars Very average.
This book has an interesting plot about a space ship that was sent on a mission, when the trajectory failed them they were hurled out into space, with little hope and no rescue... Read more
Published 22 months ago by George Chadwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I loved this book! Eloquently written showing knowledge of space science coupled with a unique story. I was captivated. Read more
Published 22 months ago by linda dent mitchell
4.0 out of 5 stars Movie material
Griping read edge of the seat stuff felt invested in the characters although they did annoy me at times . I think it would make a good sifi movie
Published on 28 Mar. 2013 by gary miller
3.0 out of 5 stars I TRY
LIKED the walk,but to much talk.
I liked the plot quite a lot.
The the human religion interaction ,not !
Published on 13 Jan. 2013 by Twobob
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise
I enjoyed this book and think the author shows exceptional promise. The premise was interesting, the characters well-developed and the writing fluent but for one characteristic... Read more
Published on 14 Sept. 2012 by thespiralquirk
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