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Praise for Excessive Entanglement:

"d’Arbeloff’s Excessive Entanglement is a prophetic political thriller. The book reads fast and furious; I’d suggest not picking it up unless you have an open evening."
- Joe Mack, The Current

“Excessive Entanglement is a riveting and brilliant political thriller. As a politician—one, in fact, who does not always share the lead character’s
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by Createspace (first published September 1st 2008)
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Jen
Mar 27, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing
The first novel from Nick d'Arbeloff (not a YA writer) is awesome. I expected some generalized awkwardness, especially being a self-published piece, but there isn't any. I don't know who edited for him, but the two did an amazing job on this novel.

It's a political thriller, a near-future science fiction story, a to-the-point look at religion in politics, and a mystery. How in the world does a first time author accomplish all 4? Beautifully...that's how.

There's no one main character, but several
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John Johnstone
Jul 25, 2013 John Johnstone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Before selecting this book, I got quite excited by the synopsis and reviews I read, as scifi and West Wing politics are two of my favourites. Was I premature?, not a bit, this was a great book and met all my needs in one. This is a must for scifi fans that like political thrillers - Star Trek meets the White House.

From the start I was hooked, the author Nick d'Arbeloff in his first novel has worked some real magic. The book is such an easy read and keeps you interested throughout. He has obvious
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Heather
Apr 25, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Cerulea - 27 light years distant - a fresh start. Imagine a multinational mission to colonize a new world in 2033 with all that is good about the human race, while leaving behind all that is bad. But by whose definition, whose standard? Nick d'Arbeloff presents an insightful and engaging look into the dynamics of politics versus religion under the banner of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment's separation of church and state, the avoidance of excessive entanglements. His characters are ...more
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May 26, 2013 Nick d'Arbeloff rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The book is a fast-paced political thriller which seeks to ask and answer a very specific question: if mankind was suddenly faced with an opportunity to shape a brand new civilization, how might we go about it? And equally important: Would our two warring political "tribes" even allow us to get to the launch pad?

It's a big concept thriller that doesn't let the reader off the hook. If you like books that ask nothing of you, and you just go along for the ride, I'd say don't read it. If you like to
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George
Jun 27, 2013 George rated it really liked it
AN ALL TOO BELIEVABLE STORY
Cerulea - 27 light years distant - a fresh start. Imagine a multinational mission to colonize a new world in 2033 with all that is good about the human race, while leaving behind all that is bad. But by whose definition, whose standard? Nick d'Arbeloff presents an insightful and engaging look into the dynamics of politics versus religion under the banner of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment's separation of church and state, the avoidance of excessive entanglement
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Marlene
May 01, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excessive Entanglement is an ambitious story that delivers tense confrontations and high emotion. When an Earth-like planet is discovered, coupled with a breakthrough in FTL technology, the leaders of Earth's nations work together to send a colony representing the entire world.

With crises taken from today's headlines, Nick d'Arbeloff paints a future world trapped in murderous conflict. The arguments are so real, there were times it made my stomach hurt. There are no easy answers given, and the e
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Ann
Mar 28, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it
This book really provokes a lot of thinking. When the inhabitants of earth get set to colonize a new planet, there are so many problems to discuss. What form of government, what role of technology, what about religion. People are dying that offer opinions. Should the world leaders accept private financing? A good read about the possible future of earth.
Ellen
Aug 01, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
No spoilers here! I don't usually read this "style" of book, but, it kept my interest. I have never been much for politics, and after reading this understand certain "processes" even though it was set in the near future! Thank you for the interesting read Nick. Makes a person think of what will the future have in store for humanity!
Bonny
Feb 16, 2016 Bonny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like techno-science fiction and thrillers this is a great choice. I found it to be very timely, in fact rather painfully reflective of current political issues. The story is original and creative, and I found myself hungry for a sequel at the end.
Lkai
Apr 10, 2013 Lkai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a well thought out, well researched, well presented speculative fiction. There are a few editing issues (a missing word here and there) But overall, very engaging. Mr. d'Arbeloff argues very well on both sides of the secular/religious coin. Loved the ending.
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Nick d'Arbeloff was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in English literature, Nick began a successful career in high technology. In the 1990s, he co-founded one software company and founded another.

As the threat of climate change became increasingly apparent, Nick was invited to train under former Vice President Al Gore in 2006 as
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