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Horizon by [Stevenson, Keith]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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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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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #220,784 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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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars an interesting book wit a fascinating premise 2 March 2015
By kestrel watcher - Published on Amazon.com
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As a player of Sim Earth I enjoyed what the scientists found at Horizon. The cabin fever quality of the interactions was to be expected but you'd think the psych profiles of the crew would have been more exhaustive to cut down on the constant bickering. To me a good book builds tension but has highs and lows. I couldn't give this a five because there were no rhythm of that ... Just a non stop of arguing and tension. Almost threw in the towel because of that. Only pure stubbornness got me through. I like the green message the book shares.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 12 November 2014
By Brett L Bridger - Published on Amazon.com
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great book - held my interest, well worth it at that low price.
I found it hard to put it down, which is all you can ask of a book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sci-Fi 7 January 2015
By Alan Baxter - Published on Amazon.com
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A fine SF thriller with echoes of HAL, William Gibson and Peter Watts. Stevenson's debut novel is an absolute cracker.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 4 January 2015
By Matthew Summers - Published on Amazon.com
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Fascinating and thought provoking sci fi... A must read for all science fiction aficionados.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 February 2015
By Jack Morgan Jr - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Book!

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