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* * * METAPHYSICAL SCIENCE FICTION * * *

Eden exists, tucked away in a remote corner of the universe.

In the year 2083, overpopulation, resource depletion, and climate change have pushed global civilization to the brink of collapse. Colonies on the moon and beneath the oceans, despite years of development, are struggling to survive. As international tensions escalate, and h
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ebook, 333 pages
Published April 4th 2012 by G. R. Paskoff
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Bailey
"Nothing is without limits, and all things require effort, Nathaniel Oliver, even those which seem effortless."
-Ah'n-Ben

Rating: 4 1/2

I received this book through a GoodReads giveaway and would like to say a huge thank you to G. R. Paskoff for a copy of his book.

Humanity is on the brink of destruction. Natural resources are depleted, oceans are almost void of all sea life, and the capacity for housing on Earth's surface is practically nonexistent. For this reason, people have now inhabited the
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Hannah
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was very different from what I thought it would be, but that's not a bad thing. I decided now would be a good time to read a book like this, given current events, and it definitely resonated with me on a deeper level because of that.

I hate to do it. But I'm gonna. This was kind of like a really long episode of Star Trek. One time, our main character even says, "Make it so." It made me smile.

What this book illustrates perfectly is that a lot of humans suck. We are greedy, selfish, corrupt,
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Paul
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eden M51 touched me in every which way possible. Stunningly suspenseful and equally mysterious, it keeps you transfixed and thinking until the very end. The saga follows the lives of people on a critical mission to save the future of humanity, with truly unexpected twists and turns. The similarities between the problems facing humanity in 2083 are eerily similar to the ones already on the horizon today, and this piece of writing could not come at a better time. The universe depicted is simultane ...more
Eric Mesa
I recieved this book in exchange for a review (I think - I can't remember, but I know it was something I either got for review or as a free prime read-ahead book)

This book combined a few things I enjoy: space sci-fi, religion, first contact, and thriller mysteries. Overall the combination works well. Paskoff does a good job nesting the mysteries so that the reader is still discovering new truths about the plot at the 95% mark. I also appreciate that Paskoff knows his strengths and weaknesses an
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D.J. Lowbridge
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book Blurb:

Eden exists, tucked away in a remote corner of the universe.

In the year 2083, overpopulation, resource depletion, and climate change have pushed global civilization to the brink of collapse. Colonies on the moon and beneath the oceans, despite years of development, are struggling to survive. As international tensions escalate, and humanity faces an impending crisis for subsistence, a new race has quietly begun, one to find a habitable planet for human expansion outside the solar syste
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Terra Whiteman
Dec 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Originally posted on The Lucid Pen

The blurb pretty much says it all. In EDEN M51, Earth is dying. Lower species have almost all completely gone extinct, most of the food consists of soy-based genetically modified substances, and overpopulation has been made increasingly worse due to advanced medical technology capable of extending human life to over 100 years.

Needless to say, humans have to get off that rock before everything goes to shit. Unfortunately, they haven't found another habitable plan
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Awesome Indies Reviewers
If man walked into the garden of Eden today, would he stuff it up? It’s a good question, and G. R. Paskoff’s fictional exploration of the idea exposes the characteristics of mankind that make this extremely likely.

Eden M51 is a classic science fiction tale with a social comment and a metaphysical element appearing at the end. The story begins in the year 2083 with the discovery of a planet in another galaxy that might be habitable. With the earth failing, problems with health in the colonies on
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Landra Graf
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Originally reviewed on Indies R Us*
Rating: Yay

Genre: Space Opera (Sci-Fi)

Fair warning this book is not for those seeking a quick read. Eden M51 is rather daunting at 468 pages and I admit to wondering how the pacing would hold up or if this would be one of those books laden with enough infodump to make me skim the pages. Surprisingly pacing was good, it lacked in a few areas but would quickly correct any mishaps and return to the smooth ride. Infodump is sparse and details tend to assist in bu
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Paul
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
(Reviewed by Paul Lappen - Kindle Book Review)

Set a few decades from now, this science fiction novel is about an Earth that has seen better days. A potentially Earth-like planet is found. . .in another galaxy.

The climate of mid-21st Century Earth has pretty much fallen apart. The polar ice caps are gone, leading to a big rise in sea levels. This has forced the creation of cities like New Orlando, and a new Washington DC. That is because the old cities are under water. Common animals like cows an
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Mikah
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eden M51, or: BUREACRACY...IN...SPAAAAAACE

I am kind of in awe at how a perfectly good short story concept was drawn out into this Captain Kirk Mary-Sueing novel-length space opera. Well, more of a space high school musical.

The characters are very forgettable. Each is basically a walking, talking stereotype of their nation. Except maybe the New Zealander, because the author just didn't even know enough about New Zealand to stereotype her. The Brit talks like the hares in Redwall. I expected him
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Ed Morawski
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eden M51 is one of the better science fiction novels I've read in the past few years. The science is all plausible and the story interesting. Basically Earth is ruined and overcrowded and man is looking for a new home. The story involves a mission to explore a planet some six months away which looks very promising and hopefully begin a colonization.

The book moves along quite nicely with lot's of political intrigue, but it's when they get to M51 that the story really took off for me. It morphed s
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Cyc
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this book for free on amazon some time ago and it has sat in my kindle waiting to be read. I finally decided to give it a go. Even though I had some small issues with it, I'm still giving it 5 stars because the overall story was really, really good. I'm not a fast reader but I spent nearly all of my free time reading this to the end, and would usually think about it while at work or running errands.
One of the issues I had is that I felt there was way too much corruption with the team. I u
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Liquid Frost
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Paskoff has penned a solid Space Opera with a spiritual twist I didn't see coming. The fact that the 'diatribe' didn't phase me or put me off was refreshing. Like many SOs- Man has jacked our planet and we take to the stars for resources and the quest for something better. We find Eden and an alien race that isn't technologically advanced...and prime for resource redistribution. Enjoy the story and ponder the ramifications of humanity.

I look forward to reading future Paskoff works.
Cc April
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be highly facinating and did not want to put it down. Author G. R. Paskoff has done a brilliant job. It is set in the year 2083 and as expected the earth is severly over populated. Even with colonies of people living under oceans and on the moon, there is no space. The answer? Is life possible on another planet? Read this book to find out!
Bob Rivera
Sep 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler Alert, although an interesting yarn, as a Christian (full disclosure), I found the premise of finding God, nothing short of sacrilegious, and almost a cheap take off from Star Trek 5, The Final Frontier. If you're just a Sci Fi fan, you may enjoy it. If a Christian reader, be warned, it gently attacks the faith on so many levels starting with a less than all powerful God.
Corinne
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it
TracingTheStars.com was given a copy and asked to write an honest review.

I want to start this review by saying that while it only reached 3 stars for me, I believe that it could be a 4 or 5 star book for certain readers. The overall book is good. The overall writing is good. The dialogue, characters, plot, adventure aspect and pacing are also good. It just hit a few roadblocks for me that kept me from really enjoying it.

I think the first roadblock that threw me is the timeline. The events in th
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Westley
Excellent story, surprise character near the end

Very interesting story with lots of action. It drew me in despite the many grammatical errors, mostly commas with coordinating conjunctions, though the dialogue could also use some cleanup as well. There were many places where one person's dialogue is interrupted by another person's action, and it is difficult to tell who is actually talking. Also, many chapters start with talking heads in a dark room. There's no scene setting, and we don't necess
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G.R. Paskoff
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Eden exists, tucked away in a remote corner of the universe.

In the year 2083, overpopulation, resource depletion, and climate change have pushed global civilization to the brink of collapse. Colonies on the moon and beneath the oceans, despite years of development, are struggling to survive. As international tensions escalate, and humanity faces an impending crisis for subsistence, a new race has quietly begun, one to find a habitable planet for human expansion outside the solar system. Thus fa
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Merredith
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This is a science fiction book. It's the future, and of course, the Earth is overcrowded, most animals and food plants are extinct, people live underwater and on the moon, and we've ruined trying to live on Mars. Suddenly, a new habitable planet is discovered and an expedition is sent out to see if it's viable. I really enjoyed the main character, and all the events leading up to getting to the planet, getting ready to leave, being on the ship for six months. Future Earth and the characters were ...more
Velvetink
Jul 02, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mike
Well-written, but not to my taste. A broken-down, alienated protagonist in a collapsing world. I know that's the setup for something different, but I'm not loving it enough to persevere.
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