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Earthcore Paperback – November 15, 2005
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In 2005, Scott built a large online following by releasing his audiobooks as serialized podcasts. A decade later, he still gives his stories away -- for free -- every Sunday at scottsigler.com. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over thirty-five million individual episodes. He has been covered in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, io9, Wired, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria.
Scott is the co-founder of Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his Galactic Football League YA series. He lives in San Diego, CA, with his wee little dog Reesie.
Top Customer Reviews
The claim is purchased by Earthcore, a company led by a cutthroat named Connell Kirkland. Connell has lost all emotion after the death of his wife, making him an icy, deadly adversary in the corporate world of mining. He'll let nothing and no one stand in his way, even going so far as to hire ex-NSA "interrogator" Kayla Meyers to seek out the truth of the Wah Wah claim. Kayla is beautiful and deadly, and has a true passion for her work.
Connell assembles a team of the best-of-the-best in their fields for the initial exploration of Earthcore's new find, using utmost secrecy to avoid the competition getting wind of the vast platinum mine. He hires Dr. Angus Kool, a genius with three PhD's, a scientist who's sociopathic behavior goes far beyond his arrogance. Joining Angus is his assistant, Dr. Randy White, also rated in the genius range. Mack Hendricks, an Australian Engineer, is pulled off a current dig to join Connell's crew. Running security for Earthcore is Patrick O'Doyle, an ex-assassin from the military, a hard, scarred man who takes his job more seriously than his own life. Assisting O'Doyle is Bertha Lybrand, a heavily muscled warrior and exceptional soldier. Crashing the party, to protect un-explored cave systems, are archeologist Dr.Read more ›
The stories move along at an unusualy breakneck pace so just as you think it's time to relax BAM! more violence.
No matter, im no critic but iv'e come to value M.R. Siglers work on printed page and podcasts and whatever his percieved short comeings as an author his work is enjoyable and memorable and im proud to be a Sigler JUNKIE!
Earthcore definitely delivered with that pseudo-genre. It reads a bit like a horror film and thus might be predictable to some but its varied cast of characters and slowly revealed secrets make it worth it.
As the title of this review states, Earthcore is very much a melding of Stephen King's thriller-type books with dashes of violence and notable anti-heroes who may or may not eventually become heroes and Michael Crichton's "techno-thrillers" with moderate technological and scientific underpinnings.
I ended up purchasing a copy in print just so I could share it with my friends who don't care for audio books.
In short: if you enjoy either of the above two authors, give this book a try.
If you like that Jurassic Park 'oh crap, we're not quite as smart as we thought we were' kind of thing, mixed in with hubristic, backstabbing characters and other shocking surprises, culminating in a truly original and very well thought out mythology and backstory... then you'll love this.
I've read everything Crichton's ever written, and this is every bit as good and in many ways better. Seriously. Sigler is the 'master of the tease'. You watch mesmerized as the 1,000 puzzle pieces chink into place. When you think you know what you're seeing, Sigler twists the jigsaw and you see something new. A few more pieces and he twists it again. Then when you finally see everything assembled (and this is where many like-minded novels fall down), it's actually better than what you expected.
Eight rocktopi tentacles up!
- Mark Jeffrey (author of 'The Pocket and the Pendant')
As in Ancestor, which I read prior to this work, the author creates a villain who epitomizes all the qualities which create endless concern for others to the very end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unbelievable story. If you think it starts slow just give it time. It will take off and you will be dying to see what happens next. I've been waiting years for the sequel. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jared M Hoss
Better than average sci-fi thriller. Think Michael Crichton with a lot, a LOT of cursing. Every character in this story used the F-bomb, and frequently. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stuart Allen
Bought as a gift for my husband and he seemed to really enjoy it. He is a Scott Sigler fan so it seemed to live up to his expectations.Published 12 months ago by Faye - Mercury 1
I found him online bemuse he started out by reading his books. What a talent. Interesting stories with a twist, very very interesting ideas, I never know were I'm going to go with... Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Highly recommend, original and well told. This book has everything a reader looks for - interesting plot and great characters. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Matt of Hudson
Scott Sigler is a really good author, with great ideas, story lines and characters you actually feel for.
Wasn't quite what I was expecting, so it was a good surprise!
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This was my first podcast novel and I was a bit unsure because I don't care for audiobooks, but I have to say, Scott Sigler is a great writer and reader. Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by Jessers
WOW!! My first impression 50 pages into this book was "WOW" and that did not change one iota after finishing it. Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Dogs & Horses