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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Third Millennium Pubns (September 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929381069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929381067
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,781,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael McCollum is the author of 10 science fiction novels and one book of short stories, with total sales of 250,000 books in bookstores. He is now the proprietor of Sci Fi - Arizona, an Online Science Fiction bookstores and publishing company.

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Looking forward to starting the next book in the series ASAP.
MTP
I started to skip through the long dialogues because they really didn't have to do with the plot.
Matt
The story is also interesting and characters are fairly well developed.
rjpryan

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
...this isn't. McCollum has a knack of keeping the words out of the way of a good story. I put down most SciFi books in disgust after a few pages when they become too improbable or unintelligent or the quality of the writing is unbearable. But of all "regular" scifi I have enjoyed MacCollum's books the most, especially the Antares books. They are very easy to read, the science is almost always well worked out, and they are hard to put down. Don't expect super-deep character development, but the plots are fun and rattle along. The Antares books in particualar are the sort of books that you feel sad to finish. My favorite kind!
I just hope he sits down and writes a book the size of say, Lord of the Rings, so I can really get into one of these worlds for more than just a few days. Please please!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Smith on June 30, 1999
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This isn't a review per se, just a kudo for the author: Michael McCollum does it again. I've read just about everything by this author and have determined that he's one of the very best sci-fi authors ever. I've read this book and its sequel three times now--about once every 6 months or so since finding them. This is the kind of story that stays with me and keeps drawing me back over and over--even tho I know what's gonna happen! The broad landscape of this story is absolutely entralling, the characters are well developed and really come alive, and the physics of wormhole travel even seems plausible. Please, please someone make a movie out of this story. It would translate MOST EXCELLENTLY to the big screen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt on January 30, 2013
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I was pretty excited when I read the premise of this book; a colony is cut off from earth for over a hundred years when an unknown spaceship appears out of nowhere. The colonists decide to go figure out where it came from. It sounds like an interesting mystery with potential for some plot twists and thrilling events. Unfortunately nothing THAT interesting happens. The story alternates between being in space and people on planets talking politics. I started to skip through the long dialogues because they really didn't have to do with the plot. Of course there was a love story that was crammed in so that there could be a female character - because you can't have a female on a starship unless she's in love with the captain or something right?

It's clear that this was heavily influenced by "The Mote in God's Eye" which is both good and bad. You will roll your eyes at certain things. The reason I gave it 2 stars and not 1 is because it does have some very nice descriptions and plenty oftechnical/ hard scifi stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rjpryan on May 27, 2007
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I heard about this series on the Podcast "Security Now" with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. The book was a fun read - I appreciate how scientifically based it was; each aspect of space flight seemed well thought out and quite plausible. The story is also interesting and characters are fairly well developed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Heathen on June 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. This is straight science-fiction about the far future when humanity has colonized several star systems. There is some contact with an aggressive alien race. I enjoyed the fact that the book was more or less from the protagonists viewpoint and we did not get real insight into the Aliens. This made the aliens more... well... ALIEN!! The politics, the technology, the subplots were all believable, interesting, and enthralling. I couldn't put this book down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 1997
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The author obviously researched his theory for this book and its sequel "Antares Passage" (no warp 10 to the next installment). Also very readable, even to someone ignorant of many concepts used in the book (ie. dont need to be an engineer or scientist to follow the book). In all, a good read.

Only lack is a sequel to "Antares Passage", which leaves the plot line hanging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 21, 2012
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For me it rises to the level of "The Foundation Series". Great series plus I love the other books he has written that I have read and am in the process of reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan Thompson on April 27, 2010
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I read this book in it's original paperback release in 1986. It hooked me immediately and I've been a fan of McCollum ever since. It is a book that I can reread and have done so many times, along with it's sequel "Antares Passage." The only frustration was the lack of a conclusion to the story and that was finally provided in 2002. It was a long wait but worth it. As others have mentioned, the stories stick to real science as much as possible. There is no artificial gravity, the ships rotate to simulate it. The aliens are believable but different, as they should be. The human characters are well developed enough that we care about them.

I also highly recommend his other works, both the earlier ones like the Life Probe series and his latest, the Gibraltar Earth series. I just finished Gibraltar Stars (Gibraltar Trilogy, Volume 3) and enjoyed it thoroughly.
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