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- Print Length: 87 pages
- Publication Date: April 3, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N0X0A81
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Like a good prequel novella, Exiles of Ascension tells a complete story that gives a glimpse into the larger series Cordell has begun.
Cordell’s time table, from a hard scifi perspective, for moon and Mars colonies within the next twenty years is interesting. I know Elon Musk and others are already working out plans to put a colony on our rusty neighbor. Is it possible? I think so. Then again, Biosphere 2 near Tucson Arizona is the only experiment I know about that attempted to emulate a closed ecosystem that could support life. Growing up in Arizona in the 90s, I visited the facility on a school field trip. It was the cornerstone for the space craft I wrote about in my first novel, but I digress.
Could we put closed, sustainable ecosystems on the moon and Mars within the next twenty years? I can’t wait to find out. Lucky for Cordell’s characters, his answer is yes.
It would be a lonely job to be among the handful of colonists on another planet (or moon), but to then watch Earth’s destruction? That is an interesting place to launch a scifi series!
I received a free copy in exchange for a review. Any review. That fact that it’s a good one is because the book is good. Which has nothing to do with how awesome I am. You’ll have to find that out for yourself @S_Shane_Thomas on Twitter.
This was a great little introduction to Cordell’s Absolute Knowledge series. If I ever dig myself out of my current TBR, I’ll press on into the novels!
Now, first off, you should know this is a prequel novella that serves as a lead-in to Cordell's novel series, so if you're expecting everything to be neatly wrapped up by the time you read The End, then this isn't the place to look. Rather, this serves to introduce the world of the series, highlight its dangers and keep your pulse pounding.
There are explosions aplenty, some bad choices that leave characters facing the most perilous of consequences, and questions that linger after the finish of the book.
I wish it perhaps had answered one or two of those questions within these pages - but heck, leaving me wanting more is exactly what a prequel novella should do. I should get on with reading the follow-up!
I'm hooked for world-building, and this piece sets up an entire realm that has remained outside of the events that have transformed the Earth... outer space! :) No major AI to stand over their shoulders. In fact, it feels more like I'm being set up for even greater things to come.
This short piece is good and it has cool action and events, but I'll be honest... if it wasn't for the fact that it's all tied to the rest of the series, in context, it probably wouldn't feel that special.
It's the mystery that makes it fun as hell. :)
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