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Lost in Transmission Lost in Transmission Lost in Transmission (The Queendom of Sol #3)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In a novel that challenges our expectations at every turn, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy sweeps us into the future as only he can imagine it. Here is a thrilling odyssey of discovery and adventure aboard a ship ofexiled rebels coming of age in an eternity that may be a lot shorter than anyone ever guessed.Brash and idealistic, they were rebels without a cause in a world go ...more
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Published March 2nd 2004 by Spectra Books (first published 2004)
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Daniel Roy
May 03, 2011 Daniel Roy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I picked up this book on a whim, based on the strange summary of immortals cast out of their home, and unaware that there were two previous books tied to this story. I would recommend that you pick up 'The Collapsium' and 'The Wellstone' before delving into 'Lost in Transmission', but know that the book stands formidably on its own.

I tend to avoid so-called 'hard scifi' books because I prefer a good story to a clever bit of scientific extrapolation. I find hard scifi books to dwelve too much int
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Feb 18, 2017 AJS rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shows promise of the 4-book series. 1st was phenomenal, 2nd was an "OK" letdown, 3rd had balance of 1st and 2nd, but finishes strong, and creates expectations for 4th.
Chris
Jul 24, 2009 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book. By know I'm just reading to finish it out. I'm more interested in what is going to happen to the fourth novel that I'm just not as interested in this one. There has been enough foreshadowing that all you know is doom. That being said the characters are getting better, the writing is getting better and it is a pretty interesting ride if you let you self enjoy it.
Mike Ehlers
Interesting concept with immortality, but I remember it feeling like a middle book in a series (which it is) - the reader is really more interested in getting through to the concluding volume than what's going on in the story. As I recall, there were also some good hard sf ideas in there.
Jeff
Jun 30, 2013 Jeff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting book. Reminded me of Alistair Reynolds but in a totally different vein. Did not have a satisfactory ending, in my view, but an intriguing read.
Micheal
Feb 05, 2012 Micheal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent story of humanity in an utterly believable future. Perhaps the best science fiction I've ever read.
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Engineer/Novelist/Journalist/Entrepreneur Wil McCarthy is a former contributing editor for WIRED magazine and science columnist for the SyFy channel (previously SciFi channel), where his popular "Lab Notes" column ran from 1999 through 2009. A lifetime member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, he has been
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Other Books in the Series

The Queendom of Sol (4 books)
  • The Collapsium (The Queendom of Sol #1)
  • The Wellstone (The Queendom of Sol #2)
  • To Crush the Moon (The Queendom of Sol #4)

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