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In the early twenty-second century, the earth is dying, reeling from the effects of a brutal nuclear war. To save humanity, an international alliance called the Consortium seeks to build a new homeland on a distant planet called Gaia. To send the first wave of settlers, the Consortium constructs an enormous starship called the Ark, which will allow them to reach Gaia and b...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published May 26th 2012 by Electronic Sound and Print, Inc.
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Faye, la Patata
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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for a review!

Before we move on to the main content of this post, let me just say this. I love reading three things the most, and they are 1.) zombies; 2.) dystopian settings; and 3.) space drama (or anything that involves intergalactic travel, really). Give me a book that involves any of those, and you will have a friend for life (me, of course!). Give me a book that has all three, and you'll have a worshipp...more
Leighton
Ok I made it through, for me it became a bit to "preachy" at times, even going over the same theological ground several times with different people. I also finished the booking thinking, ok who are the bad guys here... I still don't know. However, there was something in it and I think I'll give the second book a go, at least the first few chapters...

How I review...
1 star - binned it before half way, please don't write anymore!!!
2 stars - finally binned it after really trying, I mean really tryin...more
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The Fifth World
Jacob Foxx
5 stars

A well-thought-out and well-articulated combination of futuristic speculative and science fiction, “The Fifth World” begins with the Hopi explanation of the five worlds in which humans have lived since creation by the spirits, and then leaps immediately into the chaotic and uproarious 22rd century, an era of space travel and potential off-planet colonization. But this novel goes much deeper than simply explaining faster-than-light travel. It is philosophical, met...more
J.S. Barrett
An excellent start to a very real potential future for mankind. The depth of the novel is broad, but the author manages to keep all issues relevant, and in the end weaves them together to create a struggle both new and familiar to humanity. I will certainly read the remaining books in the series, I like the possibilities that this plot line offers.
Maja Majdak
I really didn't expect this book to be as good as it was.
You can read my review here
http://book2review.tumblr.com/post/37...

It honestly is one of the best SciFi books I have read in a long, long time!
Laura
Feb 25, 2013 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
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As a molecular biologist, I found the protagonist a bit flighty, naive, and lacking a certain... intellectual gravitas... from time to time. But the premise was interesting and the writing solid.
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Aug 27, 2013 Jacob Foxx rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. By middle school I was a Trekkie, obsessed with its futuristic technologies particularly space travel and phasers. After that came the novels of George Orwell, H.G. Wells, Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov. The political and philosophical themes of science fiction also fascinated me. In college I studied government, religion, and p...more
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