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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Sci Fi with Too Many Typos, July 27, 2011
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This review is from: Expelled (Roger Ward Trilogy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
I found it entertaining, with some distractions.

Some things were not remotely realistic. Here's an example of something the author got wrong:

A spacecraft in orbit has a "rotating gravity generator" -- a track which one could exercise on. At one point, someone "walked fast enough to maintain a stationary position relative to the non-rotating part of the module."

I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you if walked at exactly that speed, the device would no longer "generate" any gravity. That is, there would be no more so-called "centrifugal force."

Someone should have caught that.

But worse were the many, many typos. They are distracting, and I often had to stop to try to figure out what the author meant. There is a typo every 10 pages or so, for example:

"Like the Maria, once they got you in you could never get out." (should be "Mafia").

"Just right he signed up for, right?"

"Thrust would have to be kept below way design minimums..."

Hyphens are rarely used when they are needed (e.g. "the bronze faced man") and used incorrectly elsewhere (e.g. "...Sam and Lucette-and Anne-called for him to have lunch.").
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Initial post: Jan 1, 2012 12:26:47 PM PST
The typos unfortunately seem to be a given in downloaded books-some much worse than others, but after I realized it was not the author, just the proofing from the download, I accepted it better. I became enthralled with this triology and want to learn more about the author, but I can find out absolutely about him from searching the net.
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