- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 922 KB
- Print Length: 381 pages
- Publisher: Sutherland; 1 edition (4 Oct. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005SWE452
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Convergent Space Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The storyline was highly original with some really great ideas, some of which could be developed further in a sequel (that I am certainly looking forward to). Wonderfully interesting and colourful characters introduced throughout keep the pace flowing smoothly.
All in all, a well worthwhile read that leaves you wanting more at the end.
If you like your sci-fi with a good mix of action and adventure but not too much tech then this is the book for you. It's also amazingly good value for money.
200 years ago The Aveche threatened the peace and tranquillity of the planets within The Guild. Earth as the founders and most technologically advanced Planet develop a Shield that will encompass all of the Galaxy's and systems within The Guild, and after millions of relay stations are set up it is time to put the Shield in place.
The Earth fleet sets out with the final part but before it can be put in place a Great (shock) Wave spreads through known space destroying millions of planets and trillions of lives.
Earth is blamed for the catastrophe and ostracised and a new ruling class is born in the The Renaissance.
Earth spends the next 200 years sending out Archeosoldiers to track what actually happened in the belief that their technology and the Shield could not have caused the disaster, no one believed them.......
Convergent Space then, turns out to be a futuristic inter galaxy archaeological detective story, with one person Archeosoldiers sent out in their ships with nothing more than a micro companion, which is connected to them wirelessly from birth, and dies when its human companion dies.
As large parts of the remaining galaxy are still in turmoil and planetary wars and civil wars are ongoing, the attrition rate of the Archeosoldiers is high. Rone, a female Archeosoldier was badly injured during her quest and had managed to get assigned to a Renaissance station and was living with the leader of that part of space until a badly wounded soldier turns up in her front room.Read more ›
It's an intense piece of speculative reading although fundamental laws of physics seem at time to be ignored.....so what? its a spaced time adventure where anything is possible....read....enjoy...I did
That's the basic premise of the story and it's certainly an interesting idea and one I personally have not come across before in scifi literature and the Earth humans we encounter including the central character of Rone are very believable with traits very common in our culture right now. The addition of alien races expands the scope of the story telling adding conflicting motivations, dreams and desires and that includes the great Nimits and certainly includes the people who are slowly but surely sterilising worlds and slaughtering millions of people. It was very easy to imagine how these people would be written like when they were revealed in all their glory but I was delighted to be proved so wrong, in fact I thought it was the biggest joke in the galaxy but actually when the facts were bared it made a lot of sense and still does.
Convergent Space is full of good ideas and characters, a little sluggish to begin with but once the main characters and story are outlined it picks up pace and never stops with good characters in interesting situations not to mention a few twists and turns.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting take on what could be our future! Is this fantasy or could such a scenario happen. An interesting read.Published 1 month ago by BarbicanBoy
Just plain nonsense spun out like a galaxy planning saga where you to the ends of Galaxy in days and the female protagonist is a dull 2 dimensional moaning airhead with a stupid... Read morePublished 7 months ago by OnlyOneLife
This and the second book has worked really well for me. I'm a veteran of this type of fiction and find this to be a solid, well paced, well written series. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard Griffiths
I really enjoyed this book the scale of races, characters and technology was impressive. Well written, filled with intriguing plot lines. I will be ordering The Ghost Ship nowPublished 13 months ago by Rob E
I began reading this as a "might be OK, give it a go" story. However, as I read more, I found the pull of the story increased as I turned the pages; and the urge to 'just... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Julian Smith
On every level this is a lousy book. Contradictory, lazy and shallow. There is no scientific consistency (the physics is just stupid imagination: travelling tens of light years in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charles
If there's such a thing as dysfunctional Sci-Fi, this book is arguably in that category. I do like sci-fi, especially with ships zipping around the galaxy, and read a lot of both... Read morePublished 15 months ago by book_joy
This book has lots of great ideas, but it is pure exposition. The author spends a lot of time building the world, but fails to tell a story that engages the reader. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
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