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The Black Seas of Infinity

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Visions of pulp era heroes fill his thoughts, all of which fade as he grows up. Working as an engineer for the military, he unexpectedly ends up investigating crashed alien craft. A strange find leads to his termination, but he returns a year later, and pulls off a bloody heist. Fleeing into the wilderness, death, madness, and the violent return of creatures from beyond th ...more
Published April 7th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published August 9th 2011)
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Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy the journey, lush prose
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Pulp Science Fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those who enjoy the journey, first-person narrative, lush prose.

Disclosure: I picked up a copy of this book when it was free on Amazon in January. Recently the author contacted me to offer me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Since I already had it, I said I would be happy to provide a review and move it up in my reading queue.

Synopsis: “Visions of pulp era heroes fill his thoughts. Taking advanced physics, he dr
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A duck walks into a bar with an iceberg and a snowball…
So you might be thinking, “what the…?” but it fits. Hear me out. Dan Henk does a wonderful job of interweaving his story with greater themes.
The iceberg. The book has a very sleek story regarding the protagonist’s journey (that I will not expand upon because I hate reviews that are just spoilers and/or a synopsis of the book). But that’s only a small bit or overall picture. Underneath the creative story telling the vivid visuals and ability
Dave Granger
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some people seem to have a problem with this book, but I don't see why. It was a fun read and left me looking forward to what he may write next! ...more
The Black Seas of Infinity by Dan Henk was an exercise in art of verbosity. It was one of the main aspects of this book that I loved. The author's aptitude for words and how to use them made the descriptives amazing and being a novice in Sci-Fi, found myself able to visualize the setting quite well. Being unable to imagine the scenery and myself in it, has always been the hardest thing for me in reading Science Fiction. And being that I haven't read much of this genre, I will review it as such. ...more
Kayleigh Marie Marie
Just finished Dan Henk's The Black Seas of Infinity and... oh.. my... word! I originally bought this (from the author himself at Scardiff, and I must say, what a lovely fellow!), and automatically assumed it was a horror because.. hey, it was Scardiff! I typically don't read outside of the horror genre, and with exception to auto-biographies, have never bought a non-horror book. I personally would class The Black Seas as a sci-fi, and had I realised that, I probably wouldn't have bought it. So g ...more
Shaun Meeks
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start this by saying that I normally don't read this genre, but I have been a huge fan of Dan's art and tattoo work, I had to give it a shot. I've seen the other reviews on here and while I can see what they mean about the repitition and even a slight detachment, I felt that it actually played a roll in the story development. I mean here is this guy that has become something amazing and without wantig to give too much away, has become pretty much indestructable, and all he wants to do is ...more
Timmy Scrottle
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Picked this book up because Im a big fan of Dan Henk's artwork but not really knowing what I was in store for with the read. It turned out to be a book that I found highly enjoyable and would (and have) recommend to others. Without ruining the story for anyone else, I will say that throughout the book you are left with a few questions, but that was something I enjoyed about it and leaves me looking forward to the possibility of where the story could go should Dan decide to carry on with this sto ...more
S.C. Parris
This was a very well-put together read. In hindsight, I feel like I watched an awesome, well thought-out movie. The pacing was excellent, the character was interesting, and you really feel drawn into his world.

The character's thoughts were realistic, and what I love about Henk's work is that while set in the real world, (relatively), there are hints of mysticism and downright out-thereness that just works.

It took me so long to read because I'm terrible with reading things lately, and busy, but i
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great sci-fi. Such a fun read.
Dan Henk is a very descriptive writer and I enjoyed the imagery portrayed in this book. The main character is a very unique person who’s life is changed forever. If you like science fiction I highly recommend reading this.
Jinxi Caddel
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so compelling and keeps the reader wanting to learn more at each page turn! Dan is an outstanding and descriptive writer and sets up scenes that helps one to feel like they are really living through the experiences. In addition, the illustrations are a fantastic bonus! If you are looking for an exciting read in the horror genre, pick up this gem! I'm waiting for it to be made into a movie! ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jodi by: Dan Henk
Shelves: 2012
Got this book back when Dan said it was free. Took me this long to get to it & I have mixed emotions about it. The details & explanations were spot on, the idea was really great but I feel story had it's low points & could've gone in so many different directions. I just feel I read a lot of words but wasn't really getting anywhere with the story until more towards the end. I didn't mind the book, some points were a little hard to get through BUT I did get through them. I'm glad I read the book b ...more
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tried-failed
I ran out of gas. Stole a car. Out of gas. Stole a car. Killed someone on accident. Out of gas again. There was potential here, but not past the when he gets what he wants. After that it just sucked.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big sci-fi fan and and avid reader...I'll read just about anything. This book I couldn't bring myself to finish.

Got over half way through it and just had to move on.

I've probably got 2,000 books in my house...I can thing of only one or two others I couldn't finish.
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Dan's early career included a year and a half stint drawing political cartoons for Madcap Magazine and illustrating underground projects such as Maximum Rock and Roll. In 1997, after struggling through a violent car crash and a knife fight with a crackhead that severed the tendon on his left thumb, he attended art school. In 1998 he moved to New York City. There he produced artwork for Shai Hulud, ...more

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