- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 547 KB
- Print Length: 285 pages
- Publisher: Big Brother Publications; 1 edition (22 Jun. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0057OG5G2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,206,452 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Generations after mankind was forced to flee earth the main power in the galaxy decides that if mankind had destroyed earth the last humans must be exterminated for the greater good of the galaxy, if a natural disaster had destroyed earth we would be given all the help we needed to build a new civilisation. The problem is that all records of what happened have been lost over time, a team of humans and aliens must decide what is fact and what is fiction: is it someone recording the end of the world or was it part of a disaster movie.
It was really great up till about the last 2 chapters, at that point it just turned into a pile of garbage (before then I would have given it 4 stars), it made no real sense as all, it was as though the author just decided they had had enough and wanted to finish the book in as few words as possible or had decided to lecture us all on the evils of consumerism, corporations and capitalism (although there was no hint of this in the rest of the book).
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After a few chapters, I continued plowing through it against my better judgement-- and I sincerely regret that decision. Here are a few of the problems.
1) Disjointed-- This book was all over the place. A story line would develop a bit and then shift abruptly or just disappear altogether. Same problem with character development. Pretty much a random walk-- it read like a group effort put together at an ADD convention.
2) Derivative-- plot elements, technologies and speculations derived from many great sci-fi works were very clearly recognizable. I actually didn't find much novel in the book other than the "Void" -- and that was more religious or utopian speculation than sci-fi.
3) Bad science-- nano-robots "smaller than molecules"... enough water from melting ice to cover most of the land on earth... moon dust "swirling around" their feet in the absence of atmosphere... the list goes ON! and ON! (sorry!-- the number of exclamation points in the book got really annoying! I needed to vent!)
4) Poor writing-- One other review mentioned shallow characters and junior high level language. I concur. I actually wasn't surprised to see that most of his books are children's stories. That can be tolerable in a book with interesting and NOVEL ideas, but those saving graces weren't present here. (See #2 above).
5) The editing pretty much sucked. The misspellings and grammar errors were very distracting.
The author clearly has the follow through needed to write a novel, but he needs to find his own ideas and write for adults if he is going to write sci-fi. (and he REALLY needs to lose the obsession with exclamation points!).
I'm really sorry about that because I wanted to like this book.