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From the Ice Incarnate

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When Michael Anderson wakes up from cryo at a distant alien star, he has no idea how cold and alone he'd feel. No idea, that is, until his sole mission partner starts to die in the thawing process.

Twenty light-years from the nearest human being, cut off completely from anyone who could help them, Michael must act quickly to save her—but if passing through cryo is like pas
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Published (first published April 11th 2011)
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Aug 05, 2011 E.A. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: sci-fi
I didn't enjoy this one as much as his other short stories. To me it felt a little disjointed and I did want a little more information about the characters. I can't fault the science of the story. I could tell right from the beginning that I would believe anything in the story because of how the information was present. I liked the science aspect and look forward to reading more of his stuff.

Updated: I did learn that this is kind of a prologue to his novel Genesis Earth. Even knowing this I woul
Nathan Major
An interesting perspective on what it would be like to be put into cryostasis. It's basically a chunk cut from Genesis Earth, though I felt the tone of this short story was different than the rest of the novel (GE is a personal story, this is clearly focused on the technology). If you like this, however, you'll like Genesis Earth, so there you go.
What exactly was the point of this one? Dancing on the edge of death and (view spoiler)?

I got it when it was free on Amazon and I'm not sorry I read it, but the fact that it's no longer available on Amazon makes me think that whatever the point was, I'll have to find it in another, bigger, more expensive book.
A short story about two humans who are coming out of cryo-sleep far from home.
Very nicely done.
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When Joe Vasicek was seven years old, he saw Star Wars and instantly fell in love with Science Fiction & Fantasy. A year later, when he read A Wrinkle in Time and The Neverending Story, he knew he was destined to be a writer.

As a young man, he spent several years as a global nomad, criss-crossing the United States and trekking across the mountains of the Caucasus, the shores of the Mediterrane
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Star Wanderers: Outworlder (Star Wanderers, #1) Memoirs of a Snowflake Brothers in Exile (Sons of the Starfarers, #1) Star Wanderers: Fidelity (Star Wanderers, #2) Genesis Earth

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