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The Shattered Sphere (The Hunted Earth #2)

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Allen combines the ideas of hard science with the delights of a fast-paced action thriller in this spellbinding sequel to The Ring of Charon. Earth has been kidnapped by the Charonians, a race of dangerous aliens. An Adversary powerful enough to terrify the otherwise untouchable Charonians enters the picture. But, can he save the Earth?
Hardcover, 412 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Tor Books
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Silvio Curtis
Jul 25, 2015 Silvio Curtis rated it really liked it
Sequel to The Ring of Charon. It was supposed to be a trilogy but it's been a long time and the author still hasn't written the third book. It happens five years after the first book. From the human perspective, they are at war with the so-called Charonians, solar-system-eating colonial cyborgs who have stolen the Earth through a wormhole for their own purposes. But the Charonians haven't even noticed that humans exist, and their purposes have to do with their own "war" against the Adversary, an ...more
Steven
Jul 05, 2014 Steven rated it really liked it
I finished the 473 pages in about 4 days. It has very much the same feel of the first book. If you enjoyed the previous book, you will enjoy this one.
This is a hard science fiction book with multiple viewpoints from the different characters. We even see internal dialog from two alien intelligences.

The story is a continuation of what transpired in the first book. The Earth has been stolen and transported to a nursery of worlds controlled by an alien intellect that does not even recognize the exis
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Peevester
Aug 19, 2014 Peevester rated it it was amazing
There is a crowning moment of awesome, involving the simulation of a Dyson Sphere, that all by itself makes this book worth reading.

I'd love for the author to visit this universe again, but the story completes very satisfyingly as it is.
Gene
Sep 29, 2012 Gene rated it really liked it
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The continuing story of the Earth stolen by aliens! The first book of this incomplete trilogy, The Ring of Charon was good, but this is better. (Ring suffers the first book of a series problem of too much exposition.) We find out more about the aliens and their gravity control, their Dyson spheres etc. There are story lines going on in the Solar system and the alien Multi-System which has numerous stars and inhabitable planets.

Mr Allen has taken a lot of old ideas and made them new with his rich
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Devero
Jan 05, 2014 Devero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il secondo romanzo della serie, di cui il terzo ancora non è stato pubblicato. Prosegue la saga dell'umanità separata in due tronconi dal furto del pianeta Terra, ad opera di misteriose intelligenze aliene, oscure ed improbabili forme di vita, Sfere Dyson, stelle di Neutroni e molte interessanti idee.
David
Jun 14, 2012 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Denise me many years ago by Rae and Jan Zweerts-Casey. Absolutely excellent...have read and re-read it every few years.
Raja99
Sep 13, 2007 Raja99 rated it liked it
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This book seemed to me a little bit of a letdown, but it did have some very nice ideas.
Aortali2
Aug 23, 2013 Aortali2 rated it it was amazing
Awesome follow up book! And now I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Eric
Nov 16, 2009 Eric rated it it was amazing
a nice continuation
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Roger MacBride Allen is a US science fiction author of the Corellian Trilogy, consisting of Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint. He was born on September 26, 1957 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Boston University in 1979. The author of a dozen science-fiction novels, he lived in Washington D.C., for many years. In July 19 ...more
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