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Extinction Point (Extinction Point series Book 1) by Paul Antony Jones
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long winded, 13 Feb 2014
She opened the cover on the coffee maker, pulled out the old filter and tossed it in the trash then replaced it with a fresh one. She spooned in a couple of scoops of ground beans, and filled the carafe with enough water to give her four cups of coffee--she was going to need at least three to get her going--and emptied the water into the reservoir. A few minutes after flipping the machine's 'on' switch, the smell of fresh brewed coffee began wafting enticingly around the apartment. Emily filled a mug with the steaming coffee before the machine had dripped even half of its precious liquid into the carafe. She walked to her perch at the window, sipping the delightfully strong brew… Read more
Interrupt by Jeff Carlson
Interrupt by Jeff Carlson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The novel's premise is that life on earth has developed in response to variations in the Sun's radiation. At times our reasonably stable sun has flared, sending out bursts of radiation that has brought about sudden changes on a global scale, changes that have decimated some life forms which allowed others to flourish.

The story is told by three main characters: Emily, a biologist; Drew, a Navy pilot and Marcus, an astronomer. These three are all unknown to each other and separated by many miles as the novel begins but gradually their paths begin to cross as each tries to cope with the latest period of increased solar activity that is threatening to destroy mankind.

In… Read more
Ender's Game: Ender Series, book 1 (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
"Ender's Game" is the type of book that incites profound passion in the readers; either they absolutely love it and think it is the greatest sci-fi novel ever written and that this book will save humanity with it's enlightenment, to the opposite feelings and that this book is the worst piece of trash that has ever existed and is more dangerous than "Mein Kampf". There are no opinions in between supposedly.

Wrong. While I find much to fault in this book I also find much to praise. First the faults. Looking at it from a literary point of view I don't like the huge amount of uninterrupted prose, going several pages without dialog. I prefer an even dosage of prose and dialog and… Read more