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In the near future, bitter nuclear conflict has brought the world to the brink. As the United States begins to lose control of its territory to foreign invaders, Dr. David Benedict launches six thousand refugee colonists using three sleeper ships from Project Columbus, a decades-old government exploration venture. Their destination: Demeter, a suspected habitable planet ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by J.C. Rainier (first published September 12th 2012)
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Denise
May 17, 2016 Denise rated it really liked it
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To escape the nuclear war ravaging the planet, three sleeper ships are launched from Earth - 6000 people headed for a far away planet that scientists hope might be capable of sustaining human life. During the decades of travelling through space, the ships are maintained only by a skeleton crew coming out of hibernation for a short time in five year intervals to ensure that the journey proceeds smoothly. But in addition to simple maintenance of their respective vessels, the crew members must deal ...more
Mathew Reuther
Dec 07, 2012 Mathew Reuther rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great tale which put me in the mind of old sci-fi from my youth. There's a lot to like here, and though there are some minor (stylistic, as in writing . . . stuff most normal readers won't even notice) issues, the plot as a whole hangs together quite well, and the characters are enjoyable (if perhaps a bit high-strung at times) . . .

I can absolutely recommend picking this book up. It's the first in a new series (book two is in editing, three is half written, and there may be more) and it's eno
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Megan Reuther
May 07, 2013 Megan Reuther rated it it was amazing
This is outside the genre that I typically read. I tend to stay away from sci-fi, because authors often get so involved in creating their worlds, that I get lost trying to keep everyone and his species and planet straight and end up not enjoying the novel as much. This is definitely not that - the character development is good and I got hooked right in. I love a good mystery, and this spoke to me on that level. Can't wait for the next one!
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Feb 01, 2013 Princess rated it it was amazing
This book kept me up past bedtime several times. With 2 small kids at home that is no easy feat :)
I was engrossed in the story enough that I even cried when the character Gabi was scared.
The ending is a cliff hanger, but I checked the author's blog and book 2 should be out soon. Will definitely be picking it up. I want to see what happens with Fox so badly.
Nancy Smith
May 28, 2013 Nancy Smith rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the story and the characters. I hope the author will find an editor who will help cut out the unnecessary words, which are just space fillers, and make the writing leaner and more impactful. If the writing was as good as the plot, this would have earned double the two stars I gave it.
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J.C. Rainier is product of the Pacific Northwest, born in the Seattle area in 1978, and living in the Puget Sound area his whole life. He is the younger of two children in his family, and his older brother proved to be a giant pest up through his teenage years (as siblings tend to be).

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Other Books in the Series

Project Columbus (4 books)
  • Columbus: Ashes (Project Columbus, #2)
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  • Columbus: Winter (Project Columbus, #4)

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