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Exciting potential for future books, author claims march of 2014.
While not perfect the bones of the book are worth the purchase, and have the potential to become a great series. The author did surprisingly well with what happens when you dump loads of advanced technology on a planet like ours. Avoiding global wars would be nearly impossible.
The greed, the politics, the jealousy, and outright fear of being left behind technologically would probably end our civilization...but introduced in the correct order, slowly, and to everyone everywhere equally is what this book has done so well.
Those with power will do absolutely anything to retain that power, such is the burden of mankind, our need for governments cripples us in so many ways we will never know what we've lost inovationwise. Our future will always contain wars, oppression, and suffering unless we learn to free ourselves from the need of being governed.
I am impatiently awaiting book 2.
I particularly liked the idea of the protagonist being selected because some blacksmith type at a primitive medical facility in the Middle East forged a protective metal plate for a portion of the protagonist soldier's skull out of meteoric material, material containing an extremely rare exotic metal, the only concentration of this metal on the Earth, and absolutely essential for the reconstruction of the computer cores on the Pattern Ship
Perhaps it is overly picky, but the things that bugged me about this book were how author Tobias Roote referred to the enormous spans of time he posited. Particularly his use of the word "millennia" to describe the two or so billion years the pattern ship was apparently buried after crash landing, during which enormous span of time human beings evolved from primitive cellular structures to people the Earth.
Similarly, it seemed very much less than certain that, after the passage of the enormous time span of two billion years or so--time sufficient, after all, for the evolution of the human race from primitive cellular life--the alien pilot of the Pattern Ship could routinely assume that his "Brothers" and the organization/civilization they represented would still be around to be contacted and updated about his whereabouts and situation.
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This is well written and I will definitely download the second in the series. Great job!