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- Print Length: 389 pages
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- Publisher: Anthem Press; 2nd edition (September 6, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 6, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LQT3FTG
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Admiral, we've got incoming! Looks like ordnance!" Lieutenant Frost reported from sensors.
Those aren't stars, Alexander realized with a jolt. A second later, the ship's combat computer highlighted those winking pinpricks of light with bright red target boxes.
"McAdams, sound general quarters! Frost, get me vectors!"
The lights on the bridge dimmed to a bloody red, and the ship's battle siren screamed out a pair of warning cries before McAdams silenced it.
"Bishop, take evasive action! Ten Gs to port."
"Wait--" McAdams said. "--the rest of the crew isn't strapped in yet!"
"Tell them to belt in at emergency anchor points! They've got thirty seconds. Bishop, set thrusters to fire in thirty-one."
"On screen," Alexander ordered.
Hair-thin red vector lines appeared between the incoming missiles and their target. Those lines all converged on...
"They're not headed for us," McAdams whispered.
"One million klicks and closing... They're moving at relativistic speeds! Over one third the speed of light!" Frost reported.
"Cardinal, intercept those missiles now!" Alexander roared.
"Hayes--warn Lunar City. They need to get their defenses tracking."
Alexander watched bright golden streams of hyper-velocity rounds go streaking out from his ship along the paths of the incoming ordnance. Lasers snapped out in a flurry of dazzling electric-blue beams of light. Seven out of ten missiles winked off the display with pinpricks of fire. The remaining three sailed on.
"Too late!" McAdams screamed.
Lunar City became a bright smear of light that briefly illuminated the dark side of the Moon. When the light faded, Lunar City was gone, a funnel-shaped cloud of dust and debris jetting into space in its place.
Alexander gaped at the dust-shrouded crater where more than two million people used to live. He slammed his fists against his armrests.
"Bishop, get us away from the debris!"
"Incoming transmission--audio only," Hayes reported.
"Patch it through!"
The deep, toneless voice was the same as before. It said, "This is only the beginning."
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I suggest first reading the excellent 1st book in this series "Excelsior", although it isn't necessary to enjoy this book. Mindscape captured my imagination by all the different problems and situations that could occur in the future with fully developed and mature virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Put them together and the world can be a very strange place with all kinds of repercussions that this book explores. It was not only very entertaining, but very thought provoking. I am looking forward to reading the next in the Trilogy series "Exodus". Jasper Scott is now on my preferred authors list.
I've read the first two in this series in two days. There is nothing not to like. Mind bending action, real physics, believable characters, and on.
I'm not going to dissect or summarize the stories. Too many do that and give away key points or the ending. I will say, I've read several of his books and they do not disappoint.
I'm not going for the free book as I think all the work and imagination deserves paid for..a lousy 3.99. Buy this.
Much like the first, the author led me on a path that I didn't initially expect. Instead of focusing on Mindscape itself, he focused on the effects. Technology moved ahead in leaps and bounds in some unexplained but logical ways, but I was already comfortable with that. Anyone who is a stickler for those details will probably be slightly disappointed, but on the other side of that coin, I've already read several stories which went into extreme details in those areas and I was happy not to find it just another story about that.
The author moves you around to different areas and focuses on several potential longer term plot lines, so there is lots of opportunity to continue to explore this world and discover more.
In the end, I decided to get the next book right away to see where he was going next!
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Warning: spoilers below.
Twenty years after the Excelsior, the admiral assumes the command of his former ship and some of his former shipmates. Hints of aliens and space duels ensue. Then a central conflict is resolved by deus ex machina, "The Colossus" style. Then, without a warning the captain spends 1000 years in virtual reality and wakes up in a new world. But he skips - and we are denied - a description of what the deus happened. After literally one scene, which hints at the brave new world tension, the admiral decides to leave earth for a new planet. Oh, and President Wallace is still around - it's never explained, but it looks like the Alliance has decided for a president for life and couldn't find anybody better than a proven war-mongerer.
Alex is a hero but still a rebel at heart. Life should have become settled and easier, but things don't always turn out the way you want them to.
There are many twists in this, the second part of the trilogy, and you definitely can't skip a page as you might miss something vital to the story. It's a fascinating and frankly scary vision of our planet's future.
At the end is the research and an explanation of an occurrence in the story for anyone who wants to know if that event could happen.
A different way to look upon what could happen with a communist style
& western society.