Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Undersea Paperback – November 2, 2011
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
More About the Author
He was Editor in Chief of Home Entertainment magazine and before that, Technical Editor of Home Theater magazine. His writings have appeared in or on NBCNews.com, Salon.com, Sound+Vision magazine, Men's Journal, HDguru.com, Consumers Digest, Popular Photography, Robb Report and more. He's been interviewed by Fox, Bloomberg, NPR, and the BBC.
Undersea is his debut novel, and it has been an Amazon bestseller in both the US and the UK. A sequel is due out in early 2016.
Top Customer Reviews
While the advanced yet decaying technology is fascinating (and surprisingly plausible), and the descriptions of the various craft and structures make you feel as if you are there (or at least, that the author was), it's the human interactions that give the story its substance. The characters are, for the most part, complex: likeable (at times detestable), heroic (at times cowardly) but most of all imperfect, just like you and me. Each major character is motivated by his or her own agendas, some hidden, some not; some grandiose, some petty. And over the course of several months, a story unfolds that is both petrifying and uplifting. The intense action interspersed with interpersonal interaction and scientific discourse will keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense and may rob you of a few hours of much-needed sleep (as it did me).
If you're a fan of science fiction and are looking for a new voice in the genre, Mr. Morrison's "Undersea" is definitely worth a read.
I found the premise to be incredibly creative, too. I've read or seen plenty of sci-fi, where the future is either in a desert, or on another planet, or even ON the water, but never one under water, floating around in submarines. Morrison makes everything seem new and interesting, while at the same time his descriptions leave you feeling appropriately cramped and moldy. You would think that it would be hard to imagine a world that was so foreign, and yet his descriptions are incredibly vivid and detailed.
I can't recommend this book enough. If you're a fan of Harlequin Romances, well, you probably won't get enough of that here, but if you enjoy either sci-fi or action (and especially both) then I would definitely say to read UnderseaUndersea.
Unlike a lot of sci-fi authors, Morrison really took the time to think this story through in every last detail. There are no plot holes, no important matters left unexplained, no ridiculous pseudo-physics, no deus ex machina.
Best of all, there's loads of action and intrigue with barely a slow page, much less a slow chapter. LOTS of stuff blows up.
I read most of it in three sittings.
As far as the eBook or editing aspect goes, I did notice a few typos but nothing I haven't seen before (or worse) even by well known authors like Stephen King. I read the first couple of books in the "Gunslinger" series and had half a page of notes which I sent to the author. He was kind enough to reply with a post card saying that others had pointed out these same things to him already and thanked me for my time. I kept the post card. If this is an indie book, then I think they did a decent job in the editing. Overall, "Undersea" was a pretty fast and fun read with lots of action.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a good yarn. a creative setting and scenario. decent action sequences intermixed with plot and character developmentPublished 4 days ago by Terry Gongaware
I enjoyed this book. Good story line and well written. I could not give it 5 stars because I did not like the ending. If there was an epilogue I would have given it 5 stars.Published 4 days ago by Trevor J
The plot was something new, and the action sequences moved along at an pretty good pace. It was definitely not boring, and having a female protagonist is always refreshing in sci... Read morePublished 11 days ago by mamshoes
Exciting and romantic at the same time. Enough excitement for the guys and Romance for the girls. Enjoyed every minutePublished 15 days ago by angel
I am a sci-fi lover and this book was a great read. There is plenty of action from beginning to end and the story line was great. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great! This book is full of action and I had trouble putting it down. I really enjoyed it. It was fun trying to keep up with Thom and Rallah.Published 24 days ago by danster
This is a wonderful science fiction thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed ever suspenseful minute and would highly recommend this read. Well worth the small price.Published 25 days ago by Joan Marie Charles
Too much technical and firefight narration. Bad closure with no specific ending. Endless useless drivel. Would not recommend the investment in time or money to read this book.Published 25 days ago by NADI HARTMAN