This one was pure disappointment from beginning to end. Despite Selene's independence, Kris is forever banned from Earth due to nanobots in her body that constantly heal and rejuvenate her , and can never see her husband and children again. I do have the same complaints that many other readers do. The book could have been resolved in a quarter of the space with one extended series of questions. May I interject a mild. The characters themselves were flat and for the most part predictable.
Would you ever listen to anything by Ben Bova again? I am glad I was able to switch between reading and listening to the outstanding professional narration,w or else everything in my daily life would have been on hold, while I was totally engrossed in this wonderful book. To be honest I think these days with so many ideas having been written, you need a very good one, an unusual idea or a particularly complete and well-expressed idea for it to be worth adding your book to the masses of Sci-Fi. He would later divorce Rosa in 1974. It's not impossible, but it's not exactly probable and stretches the suspension of disbelief, though it doesn't break it. It was in one of Mr.
With limited supplies, the six men and women set out to explore the top of and the bottom of ; having only each other to rely on. The book is written at an easy-reader level. When they arrive there are no signs of intelligent life, until a single spot of light is seen on its night side. To everyone's surprise the planet is already populated by an advanced civilization. I liked it, but it was a bit prosaic by speculative fiction standards. I started reading other readers reviews and understood where they were coming from. Their friends and family will be gone.
They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be an artifact? The reader might be well-served to begin with the first book, New Earth. It's as if the author didn't have a full-fledged story in mind, just a little political agenda. I've read and love 1st contact stories and I love how this one is unique. Much like the best of A. Depicted as somewhat fractious and prone to infighting. The future in which this was set was within the realms of realism but Bova declined to flesh out any details whatsoever, preferring to relentlessly repeat the same few sketchy facts. Upon landing on the planet they discover something unexpected: New Earth is inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatures who look very much like human beings.
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Also unmalicious use of national stereotypes occurred at multiple points. The only thing I didn't like is a lack of space travel!! There was not much depth to the story or characters in my estimation. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. I wish I could give it 0 stars. It could have been, but at this point the author runs out of zip and ideas. I found it difficult to believe that Jordan Kell, the protagonist, whose diplomatic skills have ended wars, was so naive that it took forever for him to realize what Halleck World Council president and villain extraordinaire was up to. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. If you like villains who are easy to hate, heroes who are hard to love or even like , and prefer your characters made of cardboard, this is the book for you. This one may have overdone the simple characters thing a bit too much, though. Grant has no desire to go to Jupiter, as there is no purpose for someone of his discipline at the station, but he is in no position to refuse. This book focuses on the tenuous relationships between the aliens and the humans.
The world and scientific problems Bova creates are interesting enough to keep me reading til the end, and his allegory relating to global warming is heavy handed but no less timely. That didn't detract from my ability to enjoy the story, though, which is more about exploring the origin and intent of the aliens than anything else. Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth, his latest tale of science fiction in his Grand Tour series. I have to admit I was a little disappointed with this one. After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni during 1978-1982.
She never even comes back. They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be an artifact? Sorry Ben, I hope others enjoy it more than I. The characters have no depth, They are either villains, turncoats, or heroes without any deep explanation of their motives. As in the other novels in the series, Our Hero acquires an adoring female partner as a plot device. Unpredicted problems, and grand discoveries are made and prove disastrous, as the two crews are brought together.
The leader of New Earth, Adri, seems friendly answering any question asked of him. I found this book to be extremely interesting. All of the explorers understand that they are essentially on a one-way mission. The antagonists have legitimate concerns to which Our Hero seems oblivious or indifferent; this conflict drives several subplots. A somewhat cantankerous but good-hearted industrialist and idealist who believes that the future of humanity can be assured by tapping the resources of the Solar System, particularly the mineral wealth of the asteroid belt. Jack Campbell and Ian Douglas immediately come to mind.