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Darkness Between the Stars Paperback – March 22, 2016
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From the Author
3,000 years from today, Earth is all but unrecognizable.
Stark cities made of black towers and white houses dot the planet. Tiny robots and powerful dream-inducing software keep humanity entertained. Nearly everything is automated.
But on one rural farm, a lone family lives a remarkably old-world lifestyle.
They harvest wheat. They repair their machines by hand. They drive the only combustible engine car left on Earth.
At night, the family's youngest member of watches the stars and dreams of one day flying between them.
And when he sees them begin to disappear, he knows what will happen...
The beginning of the end.
About the Author
J Edward Neill is the creator of the Coffee Table Philosophy series, spanning 12 books and more than 1,200 questions. He's also the author of sci-fi hit A Door Never Dreamed Of, the Tyrants of the Dead series, and creepy novella, The Hecatomb. J Edward became obsessed with writing fiction in early 2001. Since that day, he's spent nearly all his free time lost in his daydreams, conjuring ways to write the kind of stories he always loved as a child. J currently lives in the 'burbs of North Georgia, where he sips way too much pinot noir. Look for him at his websites, TesseraGuild.com and DownTheDarkPath.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Neill's skill lies in creating an almost dreamlike atmosphere where the reader identifies intensely with the main character and his or her travails, even if some aspects of the worldbuilding are questionable upon later thought. While certain elements such as the decision to select and send Joff on this mission doesn't quite gel, the mystery and actions drives the story forward. The other feature is, of course, the marvelously grotesque alien monstrosities.
There are only two genuine flaws I can find in this book: first off, no constellations? In a book where the main premise is some eldritch horror destroying the stars, not a single constellation is mentioned. Not a wounded Orion or gored Taurus. The second is the introduction of Callista, where the borrowing from Halo is a bit too overt.
I eagerly await some future installments in the war to keep the stars burning!