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The Market rules all, plotting the rise and fall of fortunes without human intervention. Mankind, trapped by a rigid hierarchy of wealth, bends to its every whim. To function, the Market must expand without end. The Earth is finite, and cannot hold it, and so a bold venture to the stars is begun, offering a rare chance at freedom to a select few people. But when the colony ...more
Paperback, 479 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Solaris
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Ben Babcock
Whoa, so Guy Haley has a new novel out, and my library inexplicably has it in stock not two months after its release. Kudos to my library for whatever motivated that purchase. Thanks to my Angry Robot Books subscription, I discovered Haley through Reality 36 and its sequel, Omega Point , two mysteries set in a future where strong AI has become a fact of life. In Crash, Haley takes a slightly different approach to the future, but the results are still delightfully entertaining and thought-prov ...more
Eldon Farrell
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-kindle
A slow start to this one did not dampen my overall enjoyment of the story. Throughout the book Guy Haley demonstrated time and again his complete understanding of the human condition. The pages drip with our vulnerability, deceit, and triumphant spirit.

I'm not a huge sci-fi reader but the premise of this one seemed grounded enough in reality and the plot delivered such. Haley's take on the future of financial markets gave me chills; I can see this coming to pass one day. As well his "Pointers" a
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Gregoire
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Un excellent récit : de nombreux concepts (voyage spatial, intelligence artificielle, survie, adaptation, choix politiques, exobiologie, choix philosophiques, choix humains etc etc ) le tout en moins de 500 pages
Bravo Monsieur Haley : Crash, c'est à mon humble avis, de la science fiction au sens noble, un vrai page-turner Bref j'ai aimé me "crasher" sur Nychthemeron La fin laisse place à l'imagination pour les suites possibles ( Unit 7 : "you are not alone, not only here, not only men There are
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Abhinav
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
You can read the full review over at my blog:

https://shadowhawksshade.wordpress.co...

Shadowhawk takes a look at the latest novel from Guy Haley for Solaris Books.

“One of the best science fiction novels I’ve read to date, Crash perfectly captures the idea of life at the frontier, one driven by economics and social change. Fascinating is the word that comes to mind.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

There are a small handful of authors working in the industry right now who I would class as automati
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Yagiz Erkan
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great combination of intrigue, human conflicts, action and encounters with alien lifeforms in this sci-fi story. I greatly enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the sequel.

http://betweentwobooks.blogspot.com/2...
DarkChaplain
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Full review also found here!

Crash is a fantastic novel. That much I could tell from the early chapters on. Opening the new year with a book such as Crash really lifted my spirits - it is engaging, emotional, even frightening. It offers so many different things, woven into a convincing and satisfying narrative, I can only tip my hat to Guy Haley in respect and offer thanks for yet another quality read.

The book opens up with two expositional pieces of in-universe speeches or lectures, which imme
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Andrey Nalyotov
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Add disaster movie, adventure in space and political struggle - in the end you will get an explosive mix with a message to your brain. The book have it's charisma -
some scenes are among the greatest I've read in years. This is the fifth time Guy Haley has impressed me as a sci-fi writer outside the Warhammer 40k universe. He is a talented (amazingly talented) person and truly deserve all the praise you can give him!
David Marshall
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
This could have been a great pair of books but ends up throwing out ideas but not developing them. It gets an OK rating because the ideas have potential. Where were the editors at Solaris when the author needed them most?

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Kate
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having picked this book up almost on a whim, I was then unable to put it down and I read it in a day. Intrigue, alien worlds, monsters, disasters, heroes, spaceships - this book has them all. Loved it.

The book actually has 479 pages.
Jed
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
A fun, action-packed space adventure for sci-fi enthusiasts, from an author well versed in the lore of the genre.
V K
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book. Great storytelling.
Gaby
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting piece of SF. I liked the idea of computers made of grown human brains and what might happen. I was only disappointed that the blurb said there were two main characters - a man and a woman but really there wasn't that much made of the woman. Worth reading
Narzack
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
It's not bad. It's well-written and plotted. There's really nothing wrong with it- it's just not the grand space opera I thought it would.
Christine
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Couldn't stop reading after I picked it up.
Balin Davenport
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Great start but a disappointing finale
Robert Del
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FIVE STARS -- I would give Ten Stars if I could!

This novel is a very good mix of politics and economics, as well as Sci Fi. It could be in a category all its own --"Political Science Fiction"! It is set in the year 2151 and is very realistic. It has futuristic inventions. But all good SF needs well drawn characters and the book's characters are drawn very well -- you want to know them better. The characters seem as if they are real. I just stumbled across this book by accident in the Brooklyn He
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elidemelnibone
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-etc
Une terre au bord de l'asphyxie : surpopulation, inégalités .. La survie de l'humanité est dans la colonisation d'autres planètes. A la suite d'un sabotage, le vaisseau ESS Adam Mickiewicz, avec des milliers de colons à son bord, s'écrase sur l'hostile et fascinante planète Nychtemeron. Je me suis régalée tout au long du récit. La fin me laisse cependant sur ma faim, un peu expédiée rapidement. J'aimerais aussi une suite sur Nychtemeron. Et même des suites, ailleurs dans cet univers .... "We are ...more
Brent Hayward
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
When this book gets cooking, it's really good. Lots of cool moments and really nicely writen scenes. SF tropes are earnestly piled within: waking from stasis, as an opening; emotionless human(oid)s; stun guns; alien monsters attacking; lack of contractions when speaking; cool spaceships; etc. Crash is a smart novel, cautionary and pretty dark. It falters only when the politics that had been set up in the beginning begin to play out, at the end, in no uncertain and almost hokey terms.
Wendy
Sep 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had so many problems with this one....ugh!
...All the reviews were so great, am I missing something??
Maybe it's me...maybe this book is just too smart for me... *thinking* ...Or maybe, Guy Haley is a Pointer and he got all his Pointer friends to give him 5 stars!?
...Yup, that's gotta be it, because I can't accept the latter :)
Uzair
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5.

Good, quick read with a lot of interesting ideas. Could have spent more time developing them, to be honest, but I also get the sense that the Author intended to keep a lot of things unanswered.
Arun
If you are looking for a sci-fi book to immerse you in awe but is firmly grounded in plausibility,carry anthropological debates, yet excites you at the edge of the seat – you gotta read this book More here
Tymothy
Aug 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Over-all a good story. Some of the characters didn't seem as intelligent or believable as I thought they should have, but the technology and society were quite engaging.
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Guy Haley is the author of Crash, Champion of Mars, the Richards and Klein series, The Dreaming Cities and others. He is a prolific contributor to Games Workshop's Black Library imprint having written books including the bestselling Dark Imperium, Dante, Pharos and The Devastation of Baal.
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