Survivor: Volume 1 (Atlantia Series) Paperback – 2 Apr 2014
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This book started with promise, but then looses it's way with space pirates that appear and disappear, an infamous criminal that no-ones heard of, a lowly drug dealer that's a leader of men and that's just the first couple of chapters. I'd love to know the thought behind an unarmed naked woman suffering from muscle anthropy slaughtering groups of armed criminals even though she has no training or experience - beginners luck? There's a scene in the middle where someone fills us in on the 'baddies' backstory, even though there's no possible way they could know any of it.
The bad fiction isn't helped by the really bad science; some of the most advanced technology in the future has some really obvious flaws and the laws of physics are treated more as a guide.
This book fails on both the fiction and the science. On the fiction side, people react to events in a way no reasonable person would, e.g. the captain of a warship hands control of his ship to civilian passengers without much of an argument when they confront him on the bridge, whilst armed marines who are present go along with the takeover only in order to watch on the new bosses. There are many more examples of this. Practically every character in the book behaves like a complete imbecile.
The science is even worse. A ship falls from orbit, breaking and burning up in the atmosphere with metal melting as it should, only to crash to the ground at presumably very high speed, however, the passengers on board who only appear to be crouching down with their hands over their heads, all walk away uninjured. A ship accelerate in orbit with centrifugal force (sic). A one point a "fusion core" is picked up and re-orientated by a single person, who has no difficulty as it's in space so its weightless The author does not appear to have heard of inertia. Weightlessness is overcome on board ship by charging the decks with a positive electrical charge and the crews clothes and boots with a negative electrical charge so they attract. How they live as giant highly charged capacitors without ionising parts of their bodies and without accidental discharge each time they touch the deck is never explained. This is just a start, the entire book appears to be scientifically illiterate.
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This is the second book by Dean Crawford that I have read and he just doesn't fail to deliver on a brilliant story line or plot utterly fantastic on to the next book in the series... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stuart Nelmes
This book is a good read. I highly recommended it. It will keep the
It took me a while to get into but once I did I enjoyed it. It was a little slow at first but the story pulled me in & I finished it in one sittingPublished 15 months ago by T. Thoburn
A very easy book to get stuck into you really want the human race to kick ass but will have to come up with some crazy idea's.Published 20 months ago by Wag030169
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