- File Size: 2126 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: Prologue Books (October 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009I3KCP8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,029,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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One in Three Hundred: Book One in the One in Three Hundred Trilogy (Prologue Science Fiction) Kindle Edition
"Night Study" by Maria V. Snyder
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue. Learn more
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The book was serialized in a magazine as novellas and then released as the complete edition, so calling it a "Trilogy" stretches the facts past the breaking-point. This first part ends almost mid-sentence, there is no closure, the story has barely begun to unfold.
As to the quality of the story, which normally would be the purpose of a review, it probably deserves 3 stars; McIntosh was an excellent writer, so even though the storyline is simplistic, it moves along quickly, and he manages to hold your attention for the brief time it takes to read these 20,000+ words.
In fairness, Amazon probably doesn't know the packaging here is deceptive, as they also carry the hardcopy edition, which is complete; and the new publisher's name, "Prologue Books," should give us fair warning that this is only the prologue of the actual book. If you want to read the whole thing from them, it'll cost you nine bucks.
_One in Three Hundred_ (1954) is McIntosh's classic that was meant to be something of a high point in his career. It is a fixup novel based on three novellas from _Fantasy and Science Fiction_ : "One in Three Hundred" (Feb., 1953), "One in a Thousand" (Jan., 1954), and "One Too Many" (Sept., 1954). Knight accuses McIntosh of being a "gee-whiz" writer who throws one spectacle after another at the reader so fast that the reader doesn't stop to think critically about what is going on. This is true enough. But McIntosh's novel _is_ about the end of the world and the chaos that follows. I think that we can cut him a bit of slack.
The situation is this: Science has progressed to a point where it can predict with great precision upcoming eruptions of the sun. And a nova is coming that will boil away Earth's oceans and wipe out all life. There is just enough time to jury-rig a fleet of spaceships that can carry one out of every three hundred people on Earth. to Mars. The pilots of each spaceship are assigned districts and are required to pick ten passengers from that district to be on their ship. Nobody is to be told who is selected until the last minute.
The novel is told in first person from the point of view of pilot Bill Eassom.Read more ›
The basic plot: Life on earth is going to come to an end, and the powers that be can only save one in 300 people. Bill Easson is a spaceship pilot, so he gets to pick 10 people to go with him to Mars...one in 300. In his case, he picks 10 people from a small town of 3,000 - leaving the rest to die as Earth does. Does he pick correctly? Really gripping...I only wish there was more!
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Not a bad experience, even if it is only the first installment. I am enjoying the characters and the end-of-the-world with a chance at life elsewhere theme. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Suzanne
A good "End of the World, Live on Another One" novel. The book is divided into three parts: Leaving, Enroute, Living Again on a new world. Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Kritik