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Encounter with Tiber (Hayden Tilden) Kindle Edition
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 729 pages
- Publication date : May 28, 2013
- File size : 12199 KB
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy; Original edition (May 28, 2013)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00COWLXUS
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #227,230 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The content is extremely detailed and above all realistic.
The nostalgia is due to my having been a GI engineer assigned to the space program in Huntsville Alabama from 1958 through 1960 in the guidance and control lab. At first as a part of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency which was replaced by the George C Marshall NASA center.
At that time I did not fully appreciate the significance of what we doing.
During that time the first satellite was launched and the start of the Saturn program thank God for having Wernher von Braun's foresight to guide and push the space agenda. And God Bless America.
The story (to my tastes) bounces around in a fashion that makes the reader want to keep a notebook of names and players, but they tie together reasonably well as one continues to read. To the authors' great credit, there is no magical fantasy, nor are their growling saber-toothed monsters, but the challenge is one of expanding mankind's knowledge.
The ending is not really an ending, but that is the nature of stories today. You will not like this book if you prefer action as a main ingredient of your entertainment. You will love it if you prefer a mental challenge.
Beware that the book jumps through time, but it is clearly marked. Sometimes, it was a bit hard at first to determine which group of characters I was reading about, but that was cleared up quickly. And there is a lot of technical description of the ships, but, again, I liked that even though I didn't understand all of it.
So, I recommend the book to sci fi fans, especially. I don't think you will be disappointed
As the old adage says, "Too may books, too little time." In other words, I wasn't going to waste any more time on this awful book.
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I didn't expect this to be much good, but it was excellent. Enjoyed it a lot. Not quite like any other science fiction i've read. Bit of an 'information dump' as one reviewer put it, but not too bad (i've read worse) and this was interesting information, the sort you could only get from a veteran astronaut. Great to see it through the eyes of one who's 'been there'. Surprisingly inventive plot and characterisation. A good and engaging read. Not sure about the 'humanoid' aliens though (what possible justification can there be for 2 legs 2 arms etc?). Illustrations are kind of cute, but unecessary, but i liked it.
Reminded me a little of Fred Pohl's "Gateway" (a masterpiece), not in the same league literary speaking, but the same realistic view of space travel ('sitting in a tin can...'). Will look at for any other stories by Buzz, though i suspect this one works so well because it is directly from his experience, and his unique insight; so probably no point in re-stating it in another book. Still, how many of us have a toy named after us!!! (B. Lightyear!). GO Buzz - To Infinity and Beyond!!
I hope Buzz sees a decent slice of that £8+ I paid.
However get beyond that and the story picks up pace but is told from several perspectives including the alien race of the tiberians.
Enjoyed it and would like to see a sequel!