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Wherever Seeds May Fall Paperback – January 17, 2021
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The Prince of Darkness is coming. Comet Anduru skimmed the clouds of Saturn. Rather than being drawn into the gas giant, it skipped back out into space. With the comet heading for Jupiter, speculation is mounting it’s an alien spacecraft making its way to Earth. Lieutenant Colonel Nolan Landis and Dr. Kath McKenzie are caught between an angry public and an anxious President as they grapple with the scientific, social, and political implications of First Contact.
FIRST CONTACT is a series like BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE. The series is based on a common theme rather than common characters, allowing these books to be read in any order. Technically, they're all first as they all deal with how we might initially respond to contact with aliens, exploring the social, political, religious, and scientific aspects of First Contact.
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- ASIN : B08T43TCDZ
- Publisher : Independently published (January 17, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 359 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8596100679
- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.81 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #482,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, the book fails for me in its pandering to the social justice movement. Every character and every character action is obviously and painfully crafted to adhere to the cult of wokeness that infects our society. It’s a stinky miasma that pervades every element of the book greatly damaging it for me because the pandering is so obvious.
As much as I appreciate the originality of the concept and the intelligence of the plot, I won’t pursue the rest of this collection. I’m fed up with the pandering to wokeness that infects our society.
Now, having said that, if you don't mind the preachiness, this is a good story. It kept me interested except for the times I wanted to throw the Kindle against the wall. I won't be reading any more of his works, despite the fact that I think he is a basically good writer. He should stick to spinning an entertaining yarn and keep his personal views to himself.
These aspects pull down on the proposal. Furthermore, the real "contact" spans just 10 pages of Buck Roger like scenes... the rest is preparatory, or post-event.The richest aspects of first contact, how other intelligent beings see us and how communication is established, are left out. Too bad, but still a follower!
I greatly enjoyed the story and could see how it could actually happen. The climax was very surprising and is a possible answer to the Fermi paradox. Enjoy!
Peter's stories are usually darker than my personal tastes but that doesn't make them any less intriguing to read. (In my own stories main characters never die, but in a Peter Cawdron story you just never know.) Like most of his stories, this one is tense. Anything could happen. Edge of your seat kind of stuff. Best of all, when you're done there are lots more of his books to pick up!
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It was hard to avoid consuming the book at one extended sitting so I dragged it out to 2 days, with difficulty. Written in the present tense, it’s fast paced but not a headlong rush. The story is believable enough to be able to put any doubt to one side temporarily. In fact the principal “fact” I initially disparaged (relating to the potential impact of a high neutrino flux on fissile materials) turned out to be plausible. Thanks Google.
I’m looking forward to sampling more of Peter Cawdron’s first contact stories. Hope they are as exciting and well written as this one. In my opinion Banks probably won’t ever be bettered, but there’s SF niches also for wonderful stories like “Wherever Seeds May Fall”
As usual, all the characters are brilliantly portrayed, the buildup excellent, the science well researched, but still understandable.
The final message to humanity is loud and clear ...
"Wherever Seeds May Fall" is the first of his I've read, but if the others are anywhere close to this quality it won't be the last. Thought-provoking, intelligent sci-fi, with engaging characters and surprising but plausible plotting.
I particularly liked one character's view on why we fall prey to fake news and conspiracy theories. It's easy to dismiss believers as stupid, but as the character says, "I don't think we're stupid. If anything we're too damn smart for our own good. Oh, the irony. We know we're not dumb. The problem is, that attitude makes us overconfident. Arrogant. Leaving us easily fooled. We're eager. We want explanations - answers. And when we get one we like, we don't question it. We hold onto it like a dog with a bone. God forbid anyone tells us we're wrong".
The premise is great and i wont spoil it, genuinely nice twistish towards the end. The most unbelievable parts were how the humans reacted in the middle of the book but i enjoyed the science. Will be reading more.
It’s a brilliant read, well written, accessible relatively hard SciFi, engaging characters, too notch pace.