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Recovery of a Colony Ship (Colony Ship Eschaton Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The plethora of sci-fi tech, will satisfy most fans of the genre, and although the characters themselves were a little under developed, the plot itself was by far more superior and had all the elements for a thrilling and action-packed read as the reader follows the adventure of the two main characters.
Overall a decent read and despite marred by a few minor editing errors, of which I'm perfectly fine with, you'll quickly forget about them and instead realise and appreciate the author effort to deliver such a wonderful, descriptive and enticing story, and one that you'll enjoy reading too.
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The cover had me hoping this novel harkened back to earlier SciFi works and it did remind me of John Varley's "Gaean Trilogy" with a little of "Lifeship " by Gordon Dickson. The setup for the plot arcs was well executed and the characters were likeable and well placed.
The novel is rough and needs quite a bit of polish. The author jokes that the grammar and punctuation errors are free, but they are numerous and very distracting. No book is perfect, but the author should have put it through the editing grinder for one more thorough scrubbing.
The authors drove the "Big Reveals" in a style that seemed forced and turned me off when he attempted to tell the me that I should be amazed at what the characters are seeing or doing. He has the characters in the right place and the right environment, but there is a lack of description, depth and immersion that left me with a narrow field of view.
The author set the stage for elaborate interactions and various worlds within, but the storyline's progression and character "trials" hinged on some plot mechanisms that were thin and could have been better thought out. There were lost opportunities to highlight and play on the cultural differences (Language, social order, etc) and integrate them smoothly into the story.
The novel is relatively short in length and covers a wide arc of scenes. After laying such a great piece of groundwork, I read to the end hoping the story would continue to rise to a climactic conclusion, but I think this one needs a little more time with the chef.
Two intrepid adventurers do. Recovery of a Colony Ship is the story of Michael and Jaimie, two explorers who try to save the last thousand people of a dying Earth. They step into the unknown and find excitement, fear, terror, and, a new world.
I enjoyed the story, but the writing was really rough. A good editor could have made this book so much better. There were many grammatical errors, numerous spelling mistakes, and the dialogue was so awkward a fourth grader might have written it. None of the bad writing hides the fact that the author had a great idea or that with help this could be an excellent beginning to unique series. I hope he gets a better editor. I will continue reading his books, but the teacher in me struggles to keep her red pen in the desk.
I have to be honest and say that there were some things that I found annoying, like constantly saying "Habitat One: Coastal Plains" et al...we got it, there are eight habitats; the author could have shortened the Habitats to just their names after the first book. I didn't like how 'superior' and 'condescending' many of the Domer characters were towards the people on the ship; including Jamie and Michael. While I understand that there are people like that in the real world, in the literary would, we want our 'good guys' to be good.
But my personal issues aside, I highly recommend going ahead and downloading all the books.
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