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The Eden Paradox (Eden Paradox #1)

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A murder... a new planet mankind desperately needs... a thousand-year old conspiracy... What really awaits us on Eden? In a world beset by political turmoil, environmental collapse, and a predatory new religion, a recently discovered planet, Eden, is our last hope. But two missions have failed to return. Blake Alexander and his crew lead the final attempt to bring back ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Summertime Publications Inc (first published February 16th 2011)
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Feb 28, 2012 Mayra rated it really liked it
The Eden Paradox, by Barry Kirwan, is an enjoyable read that will be relished by fans of science fiction.

Fifty years into the future, the earth has been maimed by war and is near collapse from heat exhaustion. Scientists have already found the vaccine for AIDS and robot soldiers have quelled rebel invasions. The 3-year long World War between the United Secular Nations and the ‘Big Five’ Religious Front countries has left half a billion dead and a shortage of food (beef has hit $300 a kilo), pow
Mar 23, 2013 Ash rated it it was amazing
All of the mind-opening futurethink, philosophy and technology of Peter F. Hamilton with the visual excitement of James Cameron. This book had me scrambling for the 2nd in the series while I was still 3/4 of the way through the first. The technology is bright and inspiring in spite of the philosophically dark perspective on humanity. It's an honest telling of what it means to be human and the challenges we face as an intellectually evolving species who remains war-like in our nature.
Jun 24, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
The only unique resource on Earth not readily available elsewhere in the solar system is us, and Mr. Kirwan knows it.

With the art of a master swordsman, Mr. Kirwan carves out a tale of diabolical intent and our desperate struggle against both ourselves and an implacable, superior enemy. His characters are instantly involving. Each has a unique history and cultural background that is made clear through clever use of exposition and offhand remarks that really convince the reader that these are rea
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Oct 04, 2012 Gabriel Reyes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I really enjoyed this book. It took me awhile to get interested but once action took place I couln't find time enough to throw my self into it. Good characters, nice plot even with some elements taken from other big SiFi stories.
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Feb 07, 2014 Patkós Csaba rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
A great sci-fi book for the first in a series. The introduction of characters is smooth, their development is complex. The action is evenly paced so you won't get bored with long descriptive chapters or full action non-sense.
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Sep 23, 2012 Emma Williams rated it it was amazing
Awesome. Great story. Well told. Well developed characters. Really fast paced and interesting. Already started the next one.
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Aug 20, 2015 Cathrine Takazaki rated it really liked it
Sort of a mashup of Aliens meets Battlestar Galatica. There are lots of characters and several story lines and points of view going through the book which the author uses to drive his story forward at a breakneck momentum. I did find towards the end the technique of leaving the character at a cliffhanger when switching to another point of view to be predictable and the change in a couple of the characters at the end to be rushed. Like AG Riddle's Atlantis trilogy, I found the good guys more ...more
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