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Top Customer Reviews
The novel has lots of interesting characters and intersecting storylines, all coming together as the asteroid is snared and heads for earth. Ecological terrorists join forces with political evil in a very convincing way and the science is nicely plausible with well-chosen details. Chapters told from different points of view give the reader a good feel for character and motivation and provide an ideal platform for the author's ideas. Dialog is slow sometimes as characters ponder their own motivations. And the politics is intensely American--a problem to my European ears because of its implied criticism of other points of view. But some truly lyrical passages bring readers into the wonder of space, while genuine science emphasizes its dangers. This post-modern world of big corporations, still rife with the follies of politics and nationalism, is scarily real.
If real science bores you, or right-wing politics infuriates you, this probably isn't the novel for you, but it's a well-crafted well-told tale with plenty of excitement, solidly real details and a really good plot, highly recommended for real science fiction fans.
Disclosure: I was given an ecopy of this novel by the author as he thought, correctly, I might be interested in it.
environmentalist terrorists villains who are equally juvenile. Oh but the hero here is the corporation who has more money than God but somehow grows a heart and takes good care of its employees. And yes tosses nuclear waste around for revenge? Please. Technology isn't evil and neither are environmentalists. The only interesting thing is the technology behind the asteroid mining operations, but the liberal bashing politics makes it difficult to enjoy. Being an environmentalist doesn't make you a terrorist or anti-technology.
Characters: Charlene (Charlie), Mitchel (Mitch), Frank, Kijoto, Yamada, Alex, And many more.
My Favorite Character: I don't really have a favorite because I love them all. Each has their own abilities and each are strong in their own ways.
My Favorite Part: There is a section where Charlie and McConnell are talking about how humans are living larger lifestyles then they should. Even if they have the resources to do so, the technology and growth are dehumanizing humans. I love the thought and philosophy of this section. It connects with times now so real that you'd think you were hearing it in person and not reading a fictional book. BRAVO!
Full Concept: Read about how terrorist never give up. How earth and the moon forces team up to save the peace. How resources have now become plentiful. How strength is not always how strong you are but what actions you do. Read about the future, about how the world could be. I loved this book. I loved getting to read and explore the depths of space and the people in it.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5. This could be our future. This could be how things and lives will survive. This COULD be real. Any book that makes my mind believe that the future could hold everything that is being spoken and can put that much realistic philosophy into a fictional story is amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am reading this book and so far I give it a great. I would buy all his books. I would give it 5 starsPublished 16 months ago by jodi
Rock Killer has a Non Stop action storyline! The story is loaded with Action with technical facts woven throughout, it makes you feel that You are There. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by Mark
I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It had a lot of interesting characters and the plot was good too, very original. A good read.Published on August 6, 2013 by mrogow
John Galt goes into Space. Interesting for the descriptions of hardware, operations, etc. Dialog and characterization were iffy, although the villians were quite believeable as... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by R. Wood
I'm not exactly sure how Townsend's new novel Rock Killer came to my attention. All I do recall is that the ebook edition was up on Amazon as a free download, so I took a flyer on... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Chris Gerrib
Lots of low priced and free books are bad. Lots are good. So are lots of high priced regularly published books.
This book was great! Highly recommend.
There's a lot wrong with this book. It's didactic. And the author takes detours with his plot that are there expressly for the purpose of beating you over the head with his... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Robert P Minneman
I'm as surprised as anyone that I didn't like this book, but I couldn't even finish it. It wasn't the political leaning, but merely the quality of the writing. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Brock M. Cusick