Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
23 Years on Fire (Cassandra Kresnov) Paperback – September 10, 2013
Elsewhere by Dean Koontz
Learn more about this epic new thriller.
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 mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
—Jeff Carlson, international bestselling author of Interrupt
Praise for the Cassandra Kresnov Novels:
"If you’re in the mood for a fun, intelligent, and action-packed science fiction series, definitely give these books a try."
"Robert Ludlum meets Elizabeth Moon in this classic military SF adventure, buoyed by Shepherd's knack for balancing crisp action with characters you can really root for."
"A fast-paced story of intrigue and adventure set against galactic politics. With particular appeal to readers of high-tech sf and cyberpunk, this title belongs in most sf collections."
About the Author
- Paperback : 435 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1616148096
- Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
- Product dimensions : 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Pyr (September 10, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #162,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
By the way, where are books 2 and 3? Killswitch and another I cannot remember. For some reason I cannot recall the titles.
This book picks up some years after the original trilogy. The crisis this time is that a number of governments and groups are attempting to use the AI technology that created Sandy. Lots of fast-moving action (the opening scene in the book is great), hidden agendas, political short-sightedness and fecklessness. A great read, and I'm really looking forward to the following books.
I find comparisons generally work better than a treatise on the literary qualities of novel. That, and this is my first review so I can do whatever the hell I wish.
If you think David Weber's Honor Harrington novels are so slow you would rather pull out all your short hairs with automotive tape and an Epilady than read another one, this is your book. (I was so angry at the glacial plot development of his last novel I quit feeding the neighborhood stray cat that I had named Tree in protest)
I you thought Hugh Howey hit one out of the park with his Silo series but seriously considered hiring your own editor to go through the final book before you read it so the experience wouldn't be ruined, this is your book.
If you read Michael Hicks "In Her Name" series but can only vaguely recall lizard people with swords and have no idea how many novels of his you read, you won't have that problem here.
If you like John Scalzi An Old Mans war series this may be your next read. Yeah I could have said something bad about Mr. Scalzi but his rabid fanboy's would likely hang me up by my non-existent short hairs (Thanks a lot David Weber!).
If you thought John Steakely's Armor just about nailed that sweet spot that hard science fiction writers and readers are searching for this may be your new favorite novel. Seriously though, why couldn't he have finished a sequel before he had to go? I don't live too far from where he was buried. Its on my to do list to drop some flowers off at his grave in thanks.
I have done a bit of writing of my own. When an author agonizes over word selection, cuts the dead fluff from his own words, and polishes those words to a gleaming shine with sweat, blood, and tears it shows. I would bet Mr. Shepherd had a living hell writing this novel and for that I thank him.
Reading the earlier novels is not necessary to enjoying this one.
This is real "hard SF" big idea stuff. What makes us human? And then it continues on to say "what happens when technology runs amok and we have to depend on other technology to save us?" There is also a hint of Prometheus and Pandora type issues.
I have already preordered the next book.
Top reviews from other countries
This is a great return to the Kresnov-verse, with the usual tricky politics, the feel of large diverse planets in a large diverse galaxy, lots of slam-bang violence, but no easy solutions. Kresnov has opened a huge can of worms here, which even her super-augmented powers might not be able to help with. And she has also opened a smaller, more personal, can of worms, which threatens to disrupt her focus, but might end up helping her grow in ways she never imagined.