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Iris (The Color of Water and Sky, #1)

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Year 200, Atlantic Federation Calendar. It has been two full centuries since the surface of the Earth was destroyed and humanity retreated to the bottom of the ocean. No one is old enough to remember the world outside the station they now call home. Life is peaceful in this artificial world. There is no war. Crime is low. But questions are raised once an experimental subma ...more
Kindle Edition, 664 pages
Published September 27th 2016
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S.E. Anderson
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Iris is the science fiction novel you’ve been waiting for without knowing it: with the scope of Game of Thrones, and the feel of Asimov, it’s destined to become your new SciFi addiction.

This multiple POV novel is the perfect simmering science fiction thriller. Its character driven plot is brilliantly executed: the novel reads differently depending on who you follow, and who you want to believe. For some, the Atlantic station is corrupt and full of government cover-ups. For others, it’s just home
Ian Miller
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has a setting that assumes the world has destroyed itself and the remains of humanity have fled to carefully prepared bases in the deep ocean, in this case at the bottom of the Puerto Rican trench, which is over five miles deep. Why they went this deep is unexplained, and why they chose an active earthquake fault line is even more puzzling, however they have been there for hundreds of years, and have seemingly forgotten what the land looks like. The story more or less follows Iris, a s ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘It’s amazing what people can engineer when necessity calls’

Virginia author Andrew Gates has been an on-site educator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and now commits his fascination with science fiction and fantasy to creating novels of immense impact. He has published eleven books to date including an anthology. IRIS is Book One in his highly regarded four part series THE COLOR OF WATER AND SKY.

Mystery, be it written as fact or fiction - or fantasy, must begin
Guy Wheatley
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I dinged a star for the science. As a diver, there were a few things I just couldn’t get past. They were subtle, and likely most readers won’t recognize them. So, for most readers, this should probably be a 5 star review.
The characters were compelling and engaging. I appreciate strong female leads, and this book has an exceptional one. We do jump narrative from character, to character, but the main character is a female, who finds her strength as she overcomes her past.
The story progresses evenl
Ben Richardson
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Started to drag in the middle but a mood shift saved it. Nice world building but characterisations slightly off. Will read next installment.
Diane Ludwig-Pfannebecker
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New world

I loved this book, it kept me wanting to continue reading so I could find out what happened next. Looking forward to reading next book in this series.
Henry Northcott
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Really enjoyable,carries a health warning. Do not read through the night. It's gripping and a very good premise ,dystopia etc . Can't wait to read the next instalment
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Kaye Miller
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing

T keeps your attention. In 200 years,humans still had the same problems. They learned how to live in the pods
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm not typically a science fiction reader, but I found this story very compelling and exciting. Great character development and a good mix of conflict, challenges, and varying personalities. I really enjoyed Iris and have already read Book #2, Kholvaria. Kholvaria is even better than Iris.
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Andrew Gates is a Virginia-based writer. He is author of the Color of Water and Sky series.

Gates has always been fascinated by science-fiction and fantasy ever since he was a kid. His writing style has been compared to that of Isaac Asimov, author of the Foundation series. Gates's multiple POV writing style focuses on world-building and large scope politics. Though his stories take place in a fict

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