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Horizon by [Stevenson, Keith]
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Length: 246 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Refreshingly plausible, politically savvy, and full of surprises, HORIZON takes you on a harrowing thrill-ride through the depths of space and the darkness of the human heart."
- Sean Williams, New York Times bestselling author of the Astropolis and Twinmaker series.

Thirty-four light years from Earth, the explorer ship Magellan is nearing its objective - the Iota Persei system. But when ship commander Cait Dyson wakes from deepsleep, she finds her co-pilot dead and the ship's AI unresponsive. Cait works with the rest of her multinational crew to regain control of the ship, until they learn that Earth is facing total environmental collapse and their mission must change if humanity is to survive.

As tensions rise and personal and political agendas play out in the ship's cramped confines, the crew finally reach the planet Horizon, where everything they know will be challenged.

'Crackling science fiction with gorgeous trans-human and cybernetic trimmings. Keith Stevenson's debut novel soars.' - Marianne De Pierres, award-winning authors of the Parrish Plessis, Sentients of Orion and Peacemaker series.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1005 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Impulse Australia (1 November 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MT66PT8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not a bad novel, but a little average. The best bits for me were the descriptions of the ship and its workings - use of ice as a shield was really interesting, and the sequence where water ice was harvested from the tail of a comet to replenish the hull was especially interesting. Sadly, while the story itself was OK, there was a lot of cliche. The characters felt underdeveloped and 2 dimensional - there was plenty of scope to develop them but the author instead focused on technical details that were overdone. One of the bright spots was the description of a group of 'trans humans' and their kin - very smart and believable. But this was one area where the author should perhaps have built his characters - bit of an opportunity lost if you ask me. The end sequence was fairly predictable and over very quickly - it kind of felt like the author gave up. That said, there were some bright spots of interest in the story, including the description of a 'hypercane' weather anomaly, and deep ocean vents on the planet Horizon's surface. I would have liked to have seen the ethical issues of colonizing a planet explored in more depth, instead the arguments for and against were a bit superficial. Overall, an average read, with some nice details that keep you engaged, but lacking in other areas.
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This was an engaging read that offered a nice mix of science/tech aspects, good character development, and an interesting plot with plenty of twists and turns. It also opened up an interesting dialogue about society, politics and the environment. It kept me turning the pages, and got me thinking. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A recommended read.
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The Story of the book was amazing, the charters where very well done, but did have their moments of stupidity. The science that is spoke of inside the book is not explored very much and that helps it, because if it where explained the book would have been full of long winded explanations.
In general, great book.
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Tight, clever pacing that becomes claustrophobic as tension builds.
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