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The mystery begins...
A massive but invisible object is discovered hurtling from deep space toward the center of the solar system. Physicists are unable to explain it, but from their desperate calculations, in just weeks the Earth may be destroyed by an anomaly they name NOMAD.
The Rollins family...
Jessica Rollins is vacationing in Italy when she gets the call from her father. He's an astronomer working at NASA, and detected the anomaly years before but hadn't understood the danger. For decades he'd forgotten about it, but now desperately recovers his original research to try and discover what NOMAD is, the mystery behind it and how humanity might survive.
Humanity Has Only Weeks To Prepare...
As the world erupts into chaos, Jess and her mother desperately try to reconnect with her father and prepare for the unthinkable. This is the story of one family's struggle for survival in the face of a disaster that threatens to destroy the entire solar system--or change it into something entirely new.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Set firmly in the realm of God-I-hope-not science fiction." -Peter Cawdron, author of 3zekiel (First Contact)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "So great, I wish I'd come up with it myself..." Hugh Howey, bestselling author of Wool (praise for Atopia series)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Wildly creative imagination, smart ideas, a gift for conversational interplay, and keen sense of timing, make Mather's worlds come alive." Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer, Amazon Vine Voice
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Matthew Mather is one of my favorite finds...in the last few years." BOING BOING, editor Jason Weisberger (Aug 2015)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Brilliant...Mather...leading the way. " WIRED MAGAZINE, GeekDad editor EricWecks (Jan 2014)
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He has won the coveted Best Science Fiction Book of the Year award (Discover SciFi, June 2016) award from the Authors' on Air Global network, as well as being a GoodReads Award winner (GoodReads, March 2014) and ranking as the #1 Amazon US bestseller in rankings for suspense, mystery, conspiracy, techno-thriller, and science fiction categories (April 2015, Feb 2016, May 2018).
Mather has accumulated over 70,000 ratings on his books CyberStorm, Polar Vortex, Nomad,and others on the GoodReads, Audible, and Amazon websites.
- Publication date : August 11, 2015
- File size : 1247 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Matthew Mather ULC (August 11, 2015)
- ASIN : B013TOAL3E
- Print length : 258 pages
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,834 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An unknown and invisible force is coming from deep space, traveling at a speed that is beyond belief. Nobody knows exactly is hurtling towards our planet, only that is powerful enough to end life completely.
While our heroine, Jess, and her father while attempting to find out what is about to blast us out of existence they encounter villains trying to kill them, heroes who want to save them; and a host of friends and enemies.
It is learned that Nomad, a pair of black holes racing through the universe could be strong enough to obliterate everything in it's path. As much as thirty years ago, Jess's father had discovered the approaching force. His attempts to publish this information were met with scorn and derision. He did not pursue the matter and forgot about it.
When Nomad, did pass by the earth it did not completely destroy everything, though it create a lot of damage. It also managed to pull parts of our solar system out of place and change the order of the galaxy. Earth will grow colder and a very large portion of life will end, but some will survive, and for them life will change forever.
Jess, using her father's old notes and computer tapes, tries to understand what happened and what to expect next.
I cannot wait for the next book to follow the next step.
So after finishing Nomad today, I'm anxious to get started on "Sanctuary".
That's how good Nomad is!
It is very suspenseful & full of twists & turns. The characters are a surprise at times. It was full of interesting information about our planet, the solar system & universe & geometry, but woven into the story that makes it very understandable & at times very frightening! But it is what it is, whether we like what could possibly happen or not!
The book is also fast paced & keeps moving along so that you can't wait to read the next sentence, paragraph, chapter!
I/my husband highly recommend this book & the author did so much research beforehand on the different areas i, the story, so he is to be commended!
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For the series: 2 stars
I started these books after reading Matthew Mather's first Atopia book - which I thought was excellent and showed him as a really talented writer. Very quickly after starting this, I realised Nomad was not going to following in those footsteps. However, it did look like it might be a decent, plot-driven thriller.
If you're reading the first book and thinking: this seems okay, maybe the follow-ups will be even better - my advice is stop right now. The first book, which is three stars if we're being generous, is the best of the series - and it's still highly flawed. As another reviewer noted, the draw is all in the impending interstellar disaster affecting the earth; the novel, however, somewhat bizarrely chooses to focus on a rather stupid and boring side story involving a family blood feud that only serves to distract from the main events.
Saying that, the first book is certainly not terrible and the science behind it is both fascinating and well-researched. This was what led me to continue with the follow-ups. I won't give away any spoilers, but, unfortunately, the following three books are very, very poor. They feel lazy and rushed, highly repetitive and are littered with typos. They don't seem to have been edited, the characters are one dimensional (evidenced most strongly by the fact that every single person in the whole book speaks in exactly the same manner). I can honestly say that if any of the characters from the smallest all the way up to the main character had been killed at any point, I would not have cared in the slightest. These three books should have been condensed into one volume - and then there might have been a semi-decent two part series.
As it is, we have one not very good book, followed by three lazy and rambling follow-ups. Even if you liked the first book, I'd recommend stopping at its end as you only have disappointment waiting.
But he didn't. For some reason he had to introduce the secondary story (which actually came to dominate the book) of Jess, a beautiful, wilful 20 something, a keen extreme sport and mountaineering one legged, apparently emotionally retarded, woman, running away from a failed relationship, the police - and pretty much everything else that came along, who was in Italy with her mother in the hope that she would be able to restore her parent's failed marriage of many years simply by reuniting them in the town in which they had spent their honeymoon. Please! I found her totally unbelievable, her story silly and so irritating I found myself skimming the pages to avoid any more Jess nonsense.
Such a pity.
So no five stars, but still three for the excellent concept and work that must have gone into the research. Yes, such a pity...
Domesday hurtles towards them and only a few know what that reality could be. Earth could be totally destroyed or any survivors could be subject to unknown horrors, a true fate worse than death.
Astronomer Ben Rollins gets drawn into tracking the unseen, 'the Nomad', working to narrow down the horrors that await. His daughter Jessica gets drawn into the scientific maze. Will Ben find a way to save humanity, even a small number of individuals, or will all his efforts prove worthless.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrative was compelling and the characters drew me into their world.
I look forward to the follow-up.