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Deepwater Black
Ken Catran
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Deepwater Black (Deepwater #1)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
185 pages
Published (first published 1992)
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Amanda Bartoszek
My mother first got me this series when I was a child, and it was love at first sight. I loved the characters and the way they interacted and had developed their own hierarchy, even if it was reluctant and tenuous at times. It also tackled the issue of racism on a whole new level with characters from different parts of Mars, Jupiter, and the asteroids. My favourite character was always Gret; she was a strong-willed character but deep down was loyal and would give her all for anything and anyone, ...more
Dec 19, 2013 Lin rated it it was amazing
The book that made me fall in love with Science Fiction as a genre. Read this some 10 over years ago and am currently searching for a copy. Not sure how I am going to find it since it has been 20 years, but for me, this is THE book. And I want to reread it soon.

I remember not being able to put it down, with gripping story lines, massive themes, a lot of depth and wonderful plot.

Will update once I get hold of it!
Jun 16, 2011 Carla rated it really liked it
i first read these books whe i was 13 i totally loved them. when i was around 20 i wanted to reread them again i spent many years trying to find all 3 books and finally 3 years agon my sister was able to get me them i am now 30 and still love these books a great read
Nov 25, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
24/11 - This was my first YA read as a young adult and I have loved it ever since. I haven't read it in at least 10 years, so it will be interesting to see how it stands the test of time and a slightly more sophisticated reader. Off to read it in the bath right now. Yay!! To be continued...

A few hours later - As well as the first YA, this was the first sci-fi book I read and the book that I credit for getting me so interested in wormholes, black holes and other mostly unknown aspects of space. W
Sep 18, 2016 Nicola rated it it was amazing
Courtesy of the Goodreads lost book group! I remember reading this at School over a lunch hour or two hidden in the library, but I'd never been able to remember the title or author long enough to make it to Book Two. Bless the internet, and the benevolent worldwide web of book nerds that I'm pleased to call my community.
May 22, 2014 Gideon rated it it was amazing
At the time it was published, this book had a deliciously complex sci-fi setting.

The characters were innocent, and romance was minimal enough to keep a boy reader interested.

The plot had just the right formula to allow me to escape to Fantasia, a place where no adults existed, where both the persons and the fabric of of the universe were magically colorful, where you get to experience both the abundance and protective space of a god-parent-machine, as well as the fear, responsibility and excitem
Jan 18, 2016 Jamie rated it liked it
I've been wanting to read this book for essentially half my life, ever since I saw Mission: Genesis, the Sci-Fi Channel's TV adaptation. With a build-up like that, little will live up to the hype. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did, but I would have really loved more about the characters and less about the plot. Also, this really reminded me of Titan A.E..
Haha! I read this book oh ages ago and I give it 4 stars because at the time I loved it. Read it so many times until it mysteriously disappeared from the library. Ah I wonder if I could find it again?
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Jul 03, 2016 William Cameron rated it it was amazing
fairly different than the TV series (Which is why I tracked all three down YEARS ago but just recently decided to read them...), but way better in a lot of respects. It was very good, I burned through it in one night just about (although this first book is fairly short)
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Ken Catran is a children's novelist and television screenwriter from New Zealand. He is the author of many teen novels, including Taken at the Flood, Voyage with Jason, Doomfire on Venus, Space Wolf, Talking to Blue and its sequel Blue Murder. He is perhaps best known for his Deepwater trilogy series
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