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Quantum Gate: A Novel Paperback – April 24, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Lifestyles; US First Edition Paperback edition (April 24, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761501983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761501985
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,932,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Failure Is Not an Option!

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It?s the year 2057 and volunteer soldier Drew Griffin is humanity?s only hope for survival. Without iridium dioxide, nothing can save Earth from environmental Armageddon—and the only source of iridium dioxide lies on the other side of an experimental time-space portal, the Quantum Gate. When Griffin and the rest of his renegade platoon are selected to make the perilous journey, they imagine alien combat to be the worst danger of their mission. But when one of his men is mysteriously "deleted," Griffin begins a hunt that will lead him closer and closer to the terrifying truth.

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Jane E. Hawkins is a mathematician and computer programmer. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juliana A. Dutra on February 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book presents the plot behind the PC games Quantum Gate and Vortex. I had played both games and enjoyed them very much. The story starts with new soldiers being prepared for battle in a planet so deadly that they have to use VR helmets during battle. They shoot at what they think are nasty alien bugs but one of them finally discovers what are they REALLY shooting at. Then he has to make some very tough choices and battle the people who want to keep all secrets buried.
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By ER on September 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
Jane Hawkins' book is an easy read. It is packed with a lot of science-fiction ideas and concepts. I reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in science-fiction.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on December 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
And it's as wacky as ever. Premise - poor planet Earth has gone to the dogs and instead of fixing the problems we set out on a trip to another world to create another Eden. (These other solutions are always so astronomically more expensive that just fixing the problem that I wonder why people even try.) Forget what happened the first time with little Eve and stupid Adam, this is going to be different.
But you know and I know that it's not different with violence, double crossing, mistaken identiry and rambling on about whether or not they're on another planet or say, Sumatra. In the end it's Earth but it's another Earth (Go Figure). Besides the narrator is knocked out and doesn't know if he's going to live or die. How apropos.
The writing is strictly in science fiction mode (and you know what that mode is), pedantic, and to tell the truth the various characters fail to remain after a few minutes. Needs some more work.
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