Dead Space: Martyr (Dead Space)
When geophysicist Michael Altman hears of the mysterious signal emitted from deep within the Chicxulub crater, he can not resist the lure of an undiscovered artifact. With his girlfriend Ada, he joins a team excavating the underwater crater, determined to find the source of the baffling message. The ...more
عنوان: فضای مرده کتاب اول : قربانی؛ نویسنده: برایان اونسن؛ مترجم: بهزاد بهروان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، آذرپاد، 1393، در 462 ص، شابک: 9786006225371؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
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The plot in both games (Dead Space 1&2) are mind-fucking as hell, and I was somewhat disappointed after the credits rolled, with thousands what and why and WTH spinning in my mind, so I decided that maybe reading the novel would provide me some insight about what the hell is going on. I was wrong, unfortunately, but enjoyed the ...more
I was intrigued, then, by ...more
I don't tend to read novels based on games, but this one, luckily, isn't a novel of the actual game (oddly enough, ...more
It's the story of Michael Altman, the religious figure at the heart of the church of Unitology, and his clumsy journey from a lowly computer tech to an unwilling cult legend. Far in the future, Earth's resources are dwindling, and major mining corporations have already wasted thousands of lives and dollars fighting over the surface of the Moon during "the moon skirmishes". ...more
Video game tie-in novels aren't known for being big-L Literature, and you won't spot B.K. Evenson's Dead Space, Martyr on any awards lists. That's a shame, too, because Evenson's novel is a unicorn --- a visceral, horrific unicorn. Dead Space, Martyr is a damn good work of fiction that transcends franchise appeal.
All too often, video game tie-in novels get by on series name alone. Stilted writing turns reading into slogging, and sometimes even an inventive story cannot save the novel from its po...more
These informations will make you assume that he is evil or, as the rest of the believers, completely ignorant about the Marker and its intentions and effects. Well, this book may change your view on him.
Since the beginning of the book we follow Altman and the events that led to ...more
This review will contain very mild spoilers about the pacing
I'm partial to the Dead Space series via the games, but my main concern going into this book was how the prequel would be able to capture the series disturbing atmosphere without coming on too strongly and losing the reader.
In my opinion the author manages to balance the ominous elements of the story so that there's always a sense of dread but at the same time it doesn't try too ...more
I’ve been a Dead Space fan for a long time. And I always wanted a real prequel to them. This story has lived up to that in every way. It explains many things and makes the story of the series make more sense. You get to see the origins of the markers, or their discovery, and how the society spiraled into what is now Dead Space. I liked how the focus of the story was on a very important person in the mythology. This person was previously unknown, and I couldn’t real ...more
I really enjoy this book
good well written story with twist and turns
True to the Dead Space series amazing book
Book is a prequel to the original Dead Space, set hundreds of years before that game. It covers the discovery of the original Marker and ultimately gestures towards the beginnings of the COU .This story is full of paranoid, horrific, violent and gut-wrenching moments.
This book is a must read for fans of Dead Space...
I love it...
I personally don't think the book accomplishe ...more
If you are not familiar with the Dead Space franchise, it revolves around two major elements: an otherwordly artifact and the religion that sprouted from its discove ...more
Michael Altman is a geophysicist working in the Yucatan Peninsula because it keeps him with his girlfriend A ...more
Michael Altman is about to find out the meaning of the old saying that “idle hands are the devil’s playground”. In the future the world is on the verge of a resource collapse that has reshaped the political climate of the world as the few remaining resources are fought over and the powers that be are always racing to find the next big advantage over their competition. In this new world fields such as archeology and geology are either put on the back burner or ar ...more
Stāsts notiek 2508 gadā, kad no kosmosa kuģa "Ikušima" (no Jāpaņu valodas "Akmens ciems") tiek raidīts SOS signāls no planētas "Aegis VII". Uz šo izsaukumu atbildēja kosmosa kuģis, kurā strādāja mehāniķis Īzaks Klārks, kurš arī ir galvenais varonis. Bet viņu kuģis avarē uz šīs planētas, kuģa apkalpe ir pazudusi, Īzaks , kuģa komandieris un datorspeciālist ...more
I found myself drawn into the plot of this book in the beginning, but I felt the middle was somewhat of a slog, and found myself putting this one down every few chapters, which is why it took me so long to read it. It picks up again near the end, and it ha ...more