- Series: The Dire Earth Cycle (Book 5)
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (June 27, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553391348
- ISBN-13: 978-0553391343
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Escape Velocity: A Dire Earth Novel (The Dire Earth Cycle) Paperback – June 27, 2017
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About the Author
Jason M. Hough is the New York Times bestselling author of Zero World and The Dire Earth Cycle: The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge, as well as the novella The Dire Earth. Hough was born in Illinois but grew up on the mean streets of suburban San Diego, California. In 1978, when he was six, his parents took him to see Star Wars, and so began a lifelong love of sci-fi and all things geek. He later worked for a decade in the videogame industry as a 3D artist and game designer. Today he lives in Seattle with his wife and two young sons. When not writing, Hough enjoys building LEGO spaceships with his boys and other similarly grown-up pursuits.
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Hough builds an amazing picture of the Creators' world. Some of the characters have ended up on the surface, where the effects of the plague still linger after centuries. Some end up in orbit, where a series of space elevators and space stations house the Scipio's base for invading other worlds. Some end up on a moon, where they learn what happened to a previous mission from earth.
I love the way the three strands come together, not randomly, but by design. As in the rest of the books in the series, Hough is strong on details and heavy on the action. The humans, whose creative thinking and adaptability are the reason they were even send on this mission, have to adjust and adapt in their fight against an enemy that is overwhelming in number and, in many ways, technologically more advanced.
The Dire Earth Cycle has been fun to read, and Escape Velocity brings it to a satisfying conclusion. Whether or not Mr. Hough continues with Dire Earth, I will definitely be looking forward to whatever else he writes.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat all of that info here. This is a military thriller filled with aliens who are based on what was the original earth planet and the warriors who are fighting for the survival of their earth and all of humanity. As usual, everything is not as it seems. I look forward to reading more of this series.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Del Rey books. I chose to write a review for other readers.