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- Print Length: 306 pages
- Publisher: Raymond L. Weil; 2 edition (April 9, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 9, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JL5HU6W
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For most of the book we get to follow two groups of humans. The survivors back in the solar system trying to make sure that the human race does not become extinct and the abducted humans that are forced to fight for the aliens and that are trying to get back home.
This is good science fiction. The science is quite well done. Sure, there have to be some fictional parts as well of course but on the whole it is quite well done and reasonably believable. The characters are enjoyable to follow and the story as a whole have a good pace and is generally fun to read.
The book have some similarities to The Human Chronicles series although take that very lightly. This book is much more realistic, do not focus so much on a single person and the humans are not the supermen that they are portrayed to be in The Human Chronicles books.
I am trying not to put too much spoilers in this review but the humans do gain some non-human friends who will play an important role in helping the humans explain to the Kleese that they might actually have made a mistake of rather epic proportions.
I really hope that there will be a second book in this series. The stage is indeed well set for one.
1) They talk about so much of earths lost and irreplacable biodiversity as well as trying to establish a 'viable' human population, at least they were concerned about a viable human pop in the early days. What about raiding a few sperm banks as high priority targets? What about the bio diversity initiatives that I know of currently that are trying to save both seeds as well as genetic samples of just about every animal on earth they can get their hands on, an in enough diversity to reestablish a species. I would have thought that these would be priority one targets both mentioned and crowed over if they could save. Plus you know, living on an asteroid, I'm' surprised they didn't have a small something of that sort anyway. So I felt that this was an agle that was missed or forgotten by the author.
2) The Politician angle. It wasn't addressed other than to say they addressed it. But honestly how could surviving politicians fail to try and seize power, or work themselves into the power structure. If only in the survivor camps if nothing else to try and consolidate their power. I mean if I was either, a selfless idiot of a poltiician or a cunning master of the art, froze out by the powers in orbit. That's where you'd see me hang my hat. In one of those freeze your hind quarters off camps outside a base. My slogan later on would be 'I stayed and suffered along side you' I was treated with you in those camp hospitals for hypothermia. And in all other ways play up how I was a people's man, so I had a few hundred thousand or million constituatants. At the very least you could get some traction being a go-between between the camps and military high command and that leads directly to part 3
3) Whatever the feelings of those in orbit. The military survivors aren't going to just stop listening to their elected leaders because 'they never met a politician who wasn't stupid'. If that was the case then one or more of the Generals would have taken over Vega and set up a Junta on the Moon at least. Either they follow the chain of command or its every man who dares for himself. They should have raised a stink or at least made sure to be in contact with their elected politicians until such a time as the proper civilian chain of command could be restored and the outer system leaders incorporated or replaced. No one was paranoid enough, even to the point of at least addressing these concerns. Which completely fails to address the concerns of the Germans or English or lets not forget all those soldiers from China or Russia that were put in stasis. I would have expected sparks to fly and they got pissed at this USA and Western evacuation first policy, or perceived policy, whether there is any truth to it or not some idiot will believe it. Especially if it helps hand power to himself and his people.
Also WTF about the Vega's Corporation Owner's Brother becoming the Fleet Admiral. Its not that I can't see it happening if the Owner is all about helping secure himself and his asteroid from being railroaded in the future now that the the General has the Trading Space Station and the majority of earth's population as well as military in his hands. But to just pass it off as 'he was the most qualified' without a single nay say to the contrary? Was there literally no Admiral or retired Admiral available for the post to raise a stink?
So on the whole 'Fun' but with big glaring holes in the believability of this senario.
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