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Children of Atlas

(Atlas Cycle #1)

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In the dome cities of the failed space colony Atlas, mankind has finally clawed its way out of a second dark ages. Julian Reeves was born in the lawless second ring and left it behind for the budding city state of New-Lexington. Now he's the lead reporter for the station's first ever newspaper, printed on an old, movable-type printing press. When Julian is framed for murde ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 17th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 14th 2015)
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Charles Miske
To me it seemed very convoluted and disjointed. I started skimming ahead looking for something to like. The protagonist seemed likable enough to start, but soon the empathy failed and there turned out to be multiple protagonist lines and eventually I started hoping everyone would just die. Sorry about that.

I know several people out there like this kind of story, but I'm not one of them. Written well enough, just no characters to latch onto and get the feels for [for me anyway].
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Allyn Nichols
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this tale, the environment was one of the major selling points for me and the characters actually have character ( which is sadly not the case in a lot of books i have read of late ). The setting is truly fantastic though. Not only have humans managed to completely bugger up planet earth they've gone and done exactly the same thing to the only inhabitable space station that was built to house the ever expanding population. If you love your sci-fi and your adventure with plenty of grit this ...more
Derek Jordan
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was pretty good. Much better than I expected it to be at first. The characters are pretty well fleshed out and no one is perfect or perfectly bad (as in morality). This futuristic world has shaped them and it trails along the story well to learn what those things are that shaped them and learn more and more about the world they live in. I was quite captivated through the story and it gave me a bit of what I felt when I read Wool. Not quite as much as I felt reading the first one, but as tha ...more
Monica Peavy
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and adventurous

Imaging a world so large with different domes and inter connecting hallways with the remnants and civilizations of earth from very very long ago. This book series follows different characters and their survival in the different cultures and wildlife they need to pass through. Read this book. I'm sure you've never been here before?
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Robert Romberger
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Children of Atlas

I really didn’t like this story. Too much jumping around with introducing the characters caused me to lose interest in them and made them feel mechanical. I’m still not sure where the story was going or if it ever got there. Definitely not my cup of tea.
Jen
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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There needs to be a sequel.
Mariana Reuter
Children of Atlas is a story about a stranded—or maybe derelict—gigantic, space station. It’s hundreds of kilometres long! After many centuries, its people have lost all contact with Earth. Also, there was a sort of civil war and some idiot nuked a third of the station, as a result of which civilisation collapsed. Parts of the station have turned into places populated by savages. In them, civilisation has returned to the stone-age days—despite the station’s technology. Packs of dogs and apes att ...more
Mandy Walkden-Brown
A remarkably good story.

A fascinating dystopian world exists within this massive, slowly deteriorating space station. It may be dystopian, but it is far from dark and oppressive; there's a lightness of hand by the author in the telling of this tale which dissipates most of the sombreness which usually exists in stories of this genre.

It's a particularly fascinating read following the characters as they traverse this dilapidated and in parts, highly dangerous, space station on their individual j
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