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Far Space Paperback – August 16, 2013
Attention Science Fiction Fans
Man vs. machine, humans vs. aliens, paranormal activities – discover the best of science fiction with these collectible books. Learn More.
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Far Space is an excellent story for readers looking for high-stakes adventure in outer space. The stakes are high, and the conflicts are human, realistic, and complex. The reader can invest in the story and feel rewarded by a satisfying end. - Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
From the Author
My main goal with writing Far Space was to create a story where the characters are involved in first contact with an alien species under near-future conditions. Thus, they are dealing with space operations with technology which could be available within the next 20-30 years. Ian and Jennifer, the main characters in Far Space, also must examine their commitment to each other and their willingness to sacrifice everything to save those they care about. I really enjoyed writing the space combat scenes involving the Century-class orbital patrol craft, especially the use of rail-guns, laser point defenses, and autonomous control systems. I sincerely hope you enjoy Ian and Jennifer's journey of discovery!
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Top Customer Reviews
There were parts that were drier and the writing style took a minute to get used to but I really think it worked well to add a sense of battle confusion and suspense in the more intense battles.
Please give this book a try, I strongly believe that you will not regret it.
Earth knows there are technologically superior aliens burning around the galaxy and they choose not to take the well intentioned advice of the only species that has deemed to contact them. They were tole to pull in all their noisy space infrastructure, hunker down and hide. Stupid humans.
Ian is supposed to be this hot shot pilot fresh from training and finds his fortunes twined with a beautiful scientist that travels in his circles. The crafting of this part of the story is telling on how hard it is to maintain a relationship when deployed...to another world.
The book is action packed and moves quickly through about three years of story line. Things I found improbable include: national sovereignty maintained while pursuing Solar System colonization, reverse engineering alien technology for human use within a year, and an alien civilization with an analogue of an Human monotheistic religion. Things I found compelling: Humanity unifying to repel alien attacks, active and supported colonization efforts, AM drives, wormholes, individual combat armor exo-suits and the armament choices for the capital ships.
I liked this book for the story, character building, true attempt at doable technology and the alien species concept used. There is quite a bit of copy editing needed here but the story got through. I'm awarding three stars.
The obveious flaw is that the author was still explaining the space technology mankind was using to defend itself and had the characters speaking in acronims right up to the point i stopped reading. I give the author points keeping the technology as close to reality as possible, including orbits mechanics explanations, but their was a bit too much and it got in the way of the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't bother downloading. Not worth the time.