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The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown by [Ponticello, Nicholas]
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Length: 346 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Winner - Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award
Finalist - 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Finalist - 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards
100 Notable Books - 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition
Honorable Mention - 2016 San Francisco Book Festival

It is two hundred million years into the future, and Earth is devastated by a dying sun whose expanding photosphere has melted the surface of the planet and driven humans underground. In this world, humankind is doomed to extinction. But Marcus Fincus thinks he can secure the survival of the human species. He selects a small crew of brave voyagers from the insignificant but determined planet Earth to set out in search of a new home.

Their ship, the Destiny Unknown, is designed to take care of everything. Every meal is regulated to the ounce. Every mile is charted and mapped. Everybody has his or her own unique role in this microsociety: doctor, teacher, electrician, engineer. Then the inevitable happens: the passengers start to behave as people. The captain seduces half the women on the ship, his wife develops a neurological disorder, their sixteen-year-old son runs away in the escape pod, and the doctor dies in a freak scalpel accident.

The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown is a dark parable about the nature of human existence. Told from the perspective of an alien observer who follows our heroes like an unsympathetic reporter from National Geographic--he refuses to intervene when our heroes come face-to-face with deadly meteor showers, alien cannibals, and other crises that threaten to destroy them all. Funny and philosophical in its treatment of human nature, The Maiden Voyage of the Destiny Unknown not only seeks to understand the place of humans in the universe--it also seeks to address the looming question: What makes us so special?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990824780
  • Publisher: Nicholas Ponticello; 1 edition (20 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C2334GO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,285 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsToo funny
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