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Galactic Exploration (First Contact) Kindle Edition
This volume contains the novellas:
* Trixie & Me
★★★★★ - "I find his stories reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, yet they are unique and fresh"Radmanno
★★★★★ - "Almost passed this one up... glad I didn't.... Interesting concept and brilliantly executed" Chuck Woodbury
★★★★★ - "This was a fascinating story and if you like well-written, interesting sci-fi with solid character development" Alyssa Oakland
★★★★★ - "Unlike any other Space Exploration Scifi" K.C.D. Amazon Reviewer
From the Author
- ASIN : B008BYN3ZG
- Publisher : Peter Cawdron at Smashwords (November 9, 2013)
- Publication date : November 9, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1702 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 374 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,848 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top reviews from the United States
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This one takes a look at how we can travel between the stars and what happens when we find aliens. The premise is that we’ve learned how to create replicants. They’re similar to clones but they have the previous replicants memories. When one person dies, they create a replicant and load their memories into the new one. It’s pretty cool.
The replicants are traveling through deep space looking for signs of intelligent life. They find it.
I’m not going to give any spoilers, but did I enjoy the book!
Reading anything from Peter Cawdron is almost a guarantee, for a very solid, enjoyable read. Cawdron is like the Freddie Mercury of writing, his repertoire is broad and he appears equally at home, whether the subject being space, aliens, zombies, crime, love or humor.
It's clear from reading Cawdron's work, that he genuinely loves science. He seems to suck up new concepts and ideas like a Dyson, and isn't afraid to venture into quite a bit of research to come up with plausible and enjoyable new takes on almost any subject. On top of that the majority of his plots reveals a very reflected approach to all things about being human in different society structures, as well as to the risks/rewards of several technological and behavioral trends we face both as individuals and as a (human) race.
One notable feature of Cawdron's artfully crafted books, is, that there's no common denominator in plot development, or at least none I recognize. Some authors seems to build their plots from a template, that after three or four books, makes you sigh 'here we go again, boriiiing...', right before terminating your reader relationship. The unpredictable plot structure of Cawdron's worth, even after having read about fifteen of his books, deserves high praise.
Cawdron has easily joined the exclusive club of my all time favorite authors, being in good company with people such as Alastair Reynolds, Ramez Naam, Iain Banks, Cixin Liu, Richard Morgan, JRR Tolkien, Neal Stephenson, Ann Leckie, and several others.
The characters were fabulously drawn, with unique perspectives that made teamwork a given, and contrast a delight. Space can be a scary place for humanity to explore. But what a great to read.
Peter Cawdron is one of my favorite authors, with an ability to flesh out some fun and active ideas. I recommend his books to anyone who loves hard science fiction.
Top reviews from other countries
The characters are caricatures and tropey.
Yet for all its imperfections it is a thoroughly engaging and imaginative piece of literature. This author continues to mature and is looking like he will move on from good books to great books as he resolves his style.
Been hoping to find something this good for a while - it was worth the wait.
Galactic Exploration however, is one of the few adult science fiction novels I've really enjoyed. A great blend of the personal & the known with the impersonal & alien environment of space. The central human story is maintained through centuries of space exploration by the very clever device of maintaining the same characters through their clones. Each has their own life & story while still being influence by their original history. The form of the book - written in three distinct parts - also keeps things fresh, while furthering the story & avoiding all the boring bits inbetween. The writing is very good & having three distinct settings allows the reader to really get into the each scene. I'll be looking out for more of Cawdron's exciting, innovative, unboring, unsoapy sci-fi!
This may not be the most inventive or surprising piece of science fiction I have read, however it was an absolute pleasure to read and I am looking forward to reading more of his work.