Passengers to Sentience Paperback – 22 Jul 2009
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"A very strong debut novel from a talented author....Passengers to Sentience is intelligent, thought provoking and an ultimately rewarding novel, recommended."
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From the Back Cover
Humans never do invent suspended animation, faster than light ships or safe travel down worm-holes. So what does a history lesson on how humans really did colonise the galaxy have in common with the holiday of a life time, the girl of your dreams and a bunch of ruthless, sociopathic miners?
Data detective Ben tries to find the answers, if only he can first discover where his mind went. Will he find out not only where he is but who he is, or will he end his days on a desiccated desert world, dodging lethal sandstorms and deadly machinery, where it seems his work-mates' favourite amusement is to put him in mortal danger? Perhaps the solution will be more alien than he ever expected.See all Product description
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The world it is set in is confidently and convincingly portrayed; the technical details made me feel as if the author must have travelled to the future and worked in a job very much like the narrator's to be able to tell us so much about it.
I found this book through the kindle forums and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it and I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Peter Salisbury makes the science of the future plausible. Occasionally (especially in Zeta Nine) a tendency to pad out the narrative, but a good story, nonetheless.
If you like this sort of science fiction, then this series by Peter Salisbury is a good read.
I had expected a bit of trashy pulp sci-fi in the vein of Harry Harrison perhaps but what I got was actually much better, a well thought out and imaginative novel with a very fresh approach to the old planetary colonisation theme.
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i would also sugges that if you like this, read mindswap by robert sheckley