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Edge of the Future

(The EDGE #1)

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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  36 reviews
“He wasn’t human. You’ve discovered the existence of a new enemy combatant, Captain. Since you saw him—he saw you.”

• One hundred-fifty years after the last war, humanity has united in exploring space with colonies on Mars and the moon Luna. But the Europa Mission has just failed and 152 people died in space. Nobody knows why.
• When military bioscientist Capt. Warren’s hidd
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published March 8th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Minx
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True Rating 3.5 stars!

What drew my interest to Edge of the Future was that it was military science fiction, a debut, and a new author! I am always on the lookout for a good sci-fi read and this book looked just right. Once I started reading it what really got my blood pumping was that it has cyborgs, medical nano-technology that is able to heal just about every sickness and injury, hi-tech military weaponry, and armored bio-suits that make soldiers practically unbeatable just to name a few thing
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Jim
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very, very good book. It is well written and very well edited. The characters are very well built and make you want to read more of them, only that might be a problem for me.

We start off with Captain Mark Warren working in a highly secret lab somewhere in the Canadian North. He isn’t your typical military guy since he’s not in anyway considered a combat soldier. No, his job is to use his highly advanced brain to figure out stuff. He’s an expert in exobiology and specifically in enhanc
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Tobias Roote
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts well and has a solid pace throughout. I was keen to read through to the end (which is a rare thing these days) and I thought the background and characters were well presented. The story was compelling and I enjoyed the way the author ended this first in series. A good read.
Crystal
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fast-paced, sci-fi thriller! The pacing was good, with the action really picking up for the second half of the book. I tend to lean towards fantasy novels over science fiction, but I’m glad I gave Edge of the Future a chance. I love movies like Aliens, Predator, and Terminator, so this novel was right up my alley. If you enjoy military, sci-fi themes, then you’ll love Edge of the Future.

Other reviewers did a great job of summarizing the story, so I won’t do that here. I will add that
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AudioBookReviewer
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original Edge Of The Future audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

“Edge of the Future” is an action-packed military science fiction story with plenty of plot twists and turns that is written by Andria Stone.  This is the first book in what is believed to become a trilogy of books. The audiobook edition was well narrated by Nicholas Barta with only a few slight blemishes discussed later in this review.  If you like stories containing cyborgs, terrorists, military,
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Kate Rauner
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military scifi fans and thriller fans
Edge of the Future is an engrossing military science fiction story set on Earth and nearby space sometime in our future. Mark is a military scientist working on secret projects but not a combat soldier - at least, not until his lab is attacked by a mysterious villain. Mark and his lab partner are put into protective custody with a pair of elite soldiers and Mark's counterpart Axel trains him in self-defense. They become friends in a blunt combative manner befitting soldiers. In addition to hand ...more
William Miller
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A near future military sci-fi thriller with relatable heroes!

Edge of the Future is a near future sci-fi military fiction with heroes you can really cheer for. In fact all of the characters in the story come off as real people with lives and back grounds. That is saying a lot because most hard science fiction treats characters like cardboard cut outs useful only in advancing the plot. Not so in Stone's story. These are characters you don't mind spending time with. In fact I'm looking forward to t
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Christopher Schmitz
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is much to love in Andria Stone’s Edge of the Future. I was excited when she asked for me a review since books somewhere on the “hard sci-fi” spectrum have been pretty light in my request/query pile lately and it’s one of my favorite genres and there is much that she really does well.

First off, the cover is great—too many indie authors skimp here and either fail horribly and opt for a CC0 piece of free art with just a distant planet or something similar… or else they fail to capture the sc
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S
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This is a fast-paced science fiction story filled with lots of adventure and intrigue. Bad guys (and gals) abound and keeping up with them is another adventure and a fun one. friendships form along with some love interests...but family ties without the genetics works. Definitely pending some time reading this novel.
Dave Edlund
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This futuristic thriller is set in the not-too-distant future when humankind is just beginning to settle space, beginning with the moon and Mars. Although I usually shy away from sci-fi, I found myself inextricably drawn into Edge of the Future with every page. Author Stone uses the Portland metropolitan area (Oregon) for some of the scenes, an appreciated homage to those readers (like myself) who hail from the Pacific Northwest. This story is rich with many important characters, and their relat ...more
Stacie
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Edge of the Future, by Andria Stone, is a fast-paced, suspense-filled novel. The story is set in a futuristic universe where both the Moon & Mars have been colonized, the Earth is now called Terra - and the armed forces are now a group called TMD (Terra Military Defense). Main characters Captain Mark Warren & Sergeant Axel Von Radach meet when the military science laboratory (CAMRI) is attacked by terrorists. Mark & Axel find themselves in the center of a dangerous battle to protect not only the ...more
Cindy
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Was a great book, wonderful character development. Can't wait to read more from this author.
R. E.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling

The author sets a nice pace and fills the pages with action and dangerous situations that kept me turning pages. You'll come to care about the characters as much as you'll enjoy the plot.

Have fun with this action packed sci fi thriller.
Michael Mcfarren
Excellent adventure!

Excellent plot, excellent characters. It was a thrill to read. Some of the science stretched the laws of time and space but could be near future reality. I’m Searching for next volume now.
Sirdarksol
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was an incredibly frustrating book that I nearly deleted off of my reader. I got it because it was ninety-nine cents on the Kobo store and it had good ratings. I now feel like I've wasted a buck and I'm wondering where those ratings came from.

It starts out with a very awkward explanation that Earth is no longer called "Earth" and the moon is no longer called "the moon." They are now "Terra" and "Luna." You know, extant terms for the ball we reside on and the ball that circles around the bal
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Phillip Murrell
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
The Terminator in Space

I learned of this book on Goodreads. It was an exciting cat and mouse story with armored soldiers and a psychopathic madwoman. The characters were entertaining and extremely well written. Usually I have several characters that annoy me in the books I read, but not this one. The action is equally exhilarating. I recommend this book to fans of James Cameron movies. The rest of my review will contain spoilers.

The Good.
Many stories take regular people who inexplicably (and unr
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Scott Spotson
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Edge of the Future is a difficult book to rate. There’s lots of action and villainy, but the first half of the book was pretty much a snoozer for me after the initial incident of a Canadian branch of a covert biochemistry lab being attacked. For the first half, we’re introduced to the four main characters (two men, two women who are united as a team on a mission of science fiction military importance, but in reality, the two men are by far the prominent characters in this book). There’s a lot of ...more
K.T. Munson
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Characters

Mark is a complex character. Some of his personality is a bit hypocritical but this likely due to the fact that he is at war with himself. Axel is much more straight forward. The soldier. He is cocky but has a reason to be. This book jumps characters, mostly Mark, Axel, and the 'bad guy' but it allows insight into the different characters and their motivation. I appreciated that despite the fact that Mark and Axel are more of the main characters there were two female counterparts that
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Steve
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-scifi
I'm not sure if the genera is one I'm too hyped about but it was a well written book (I only saw one error in the text which is pretty good for free scifi. I see it's 99 cents, but I got it for free). I sort of wanted the denouement to be a bit more drawn out, felt like a lot of build up and then it was over. Maybe that's a good thing. Sometimes endings can really drag out. I'm thinking I'll purchase the next one.

I always wonder at the programmatic in novels, even if it's for the good. Strong w
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Scott
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Edge of the Future” is an action-packed military science fiction story with plenty of plot twists and turns that is written by Andria Stone. This is the first book in what is believed to become a trilogy of books. The audiobook edition was well narrated by Nicholas Barta with only a few slight blemishes discussed later in this review. If you like stories containing cyborgs, terrorists, military, medical, and procedural aspects, I think you will be pleasantly surprised listening to this audioboo ...more
Rosemary
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Edge of the Future - a review by Rosemary Kenny

A futuristic thriller set after Earth's Europa Mission failed, killing 152 people, Edge of the Future by Andria Stone is book 1 in A Techno Thriller Science Fiction novel (The EDGE), that introduces military scientist MC, Captain Mark Warren, who's in charge of a vulnerable base in Canada.
When said base comes under a cyber attack, Warren partners up with martial arts and combat trainer, Sergeant Axel von Radach to plug the leak of classified militar
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Jamie Killen
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Stone's book is an old-fashioned military sci-fi romp (in a good way). The story involves cyborgs, a lunar colony, and deep space exploration, all immersed in a web of military intrigue and espionage. The novel's main character, Mark, introduced amidst an attack on a laboratory, is quickly integrated into a mixed-gender military unit and finds himself transported to the moon in pursuit of the group responsible for attacking th
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Vanessa
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Edge of the Future follows a military scientist, who was never meant to go into combat, who gets thrust into a grand conspiracy. The story was face paced and engaging with lots of action, shooting, fighting and general mayhem. The characters were likable and heroic. Always worth a lot in my book. The world was interesting and Stone did a great job fleshing it out. The relationship/brotherhood between the two main characters was the highlight of the story and seeing their relationship evolve was ...more
Stephen Martino
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Edge of the Future is an action-packed futuristic thriller. Taking place 150 years in the future, the Earth has essentially set aside its borders and countries are working together for a common goal after the last planetary war- much like Star Trek. However, not everyone shares in this utopian vision. Beth Coulter, a mastermind with the cunning, skill, and foresight of Sir Author Conan Doyle’s Moriarti, has been steeling military secrets and has amassed a small army of cyborgs and other future m ...more
Karl Schaeffer
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another Book Bub recommendation. After the last war, the nations of earth united their military under one command and the military is the main explorer/transporation provider for space travel. However, the big terran expedition to Europa disappeared. The expedition included AI and humans equipped with neural implants. Turns out that there's an evil villian that has co-opted the AI and hacked neural implants. Bad things ensue and our hero's, Capt Warren and Sgt Van Radach are trying to solve the ...more
Terri Jones
Jul 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did Not Finish (DNF) at 12%. There are interesting ideas, but this needed a heavier editorial hand. Some of the prose is fine, but some is clunky to the point of distraction, and I don't care enough about any of the characters or their problems to wade through it when I have a virtual pile of books I'm already reading and enjoying more.

I used to read for concepts and ideas, but the older I get, the less time I have for obvious lack of writing craft practice plus less-than-stellar editing. One o
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Aaron Anderson
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I never really got into this book. I did finish it, at least. The characters are kind of stock and the "bad gal" was a bit too melodramatic and waaaaay too Evil Overlord Bad. I prefer things to be a bit more nuanced or at least to have comprehensible motives.
Kathleen
Apr 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Let's see, was it the bad grammar and spelling or the even worse punctuation? No - how about the poor characterizations of just about everyone or the repetitive and senseless. I tried to stick with this and made it to the halfway point before I just couldn't read another chapter....

Judy
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent!

The plot and characters are very well developed. I rank this up there with David Weber’s Dahak trilogy (which this reminds me of quite a bit). I look forward to the rest of the series.
Ruth
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possible future never can tell

From an intelligent scientist forced to fight for his life and the lives of the people he cares for due to individuals attempting 2 destroy Earth and the way that it had been previously.
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