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SEEDS – The Journey Begins

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Conditions on Earth are both dangerous and dire. The leaders of nuclear-armed countries are on high alert, prepared for war. The Strategic Extra-Earth Development Site has spent years preparing a ship to leave for Titan, one of Saturn's moons. The unhinged President orders the launch of all warheads. The ship is able to depart with the last of humanity to build a new world ...more
Paperback, 1, 258 pages
Published November 1st 2017 by Fine Line Books
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Grady
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘SEEDS, Strategic Extra-Earth Development Site'

Arizona author Cary Allen Stone also happens to be an airline pilot (he began flying in 1972 at age 19!), having been hired by his first professional airline in 1982 Stone achieved a Bachelor of Arts in 1976 and has worked in television (he had a non-speaking character role in an AAA Club advertisement), film and voice-over radio commercials and since 1990 has been writing thrillers and true crime novels. His books include a True Crime study of fili
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David Styles
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Firstly, I will say that I would have rated this a little more highly in some genres.

If this had been a crime novel (which genre is a favourite of mine, and I see the author more commonly writes that), I might have given it four stars, and better enjoyed the cast of lecherous creeps and their general disregard for life or dignity. For that it’d also need some actual crime worthy of the genre though, not just adults comporting themselves like horny 13 year-olds.

If this had been a romance novel (w
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Ian Miller
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This is apparently C A Stone's first venture into science fiction, although he has written a number of thrillers. It starts with SEEDS being an organization intent on colonizing somewhere else in the solar system. At first they intend to go to Mars but when it turns out that the Russians and Chinese are both going there, they change to Titan, a satellite of Saturn. Apparently politics are bad on Earth, and there is a small country threatening the US with nuclear weapons, and a rash President lau ...more
MJ (The Book Recluse Review)
Seeds by Cary Allen Stone is a science fiction book about colonizing the moon Titan. This book is a hard one to rate, how much you will enjoy it really depends on what you look for in a science fiction book.

The writing, overall, is well done. It is very technical, without really going into scientific jargon. It has good grammar and punctuation, and has a flow that is easy to read.

The plot is well thought out, but not perfect. The actual concept is very well done. There is a scientific collabora
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Brenda
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a huge fan of Sci-fi for over a decade and have read plenty of books in the genre. As much as I enjoy them, unfortunately after a while it starts seeming like I’m reading the same book with the same formula over and over again. This was definitely not the case with “SEEDS- The Journey Begins” by Cary Allen Stone. While it does have a somewhat common premise (humans leaving an uninhabitable Earth seeking to survive in Space/other planet), I think that Stone did an amazing job of giving ...more
Jenna
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
"SEEDS-THE JOURNEY BEGINS” is the first book I’ve read by Best Selling Author Cary Allen Stone, and I hope it’s not the last! (Especially with how it ended – I need book 2 now!) I found his storytelling to be creative and engaging, and I like that I didn’t feel like I’d read anything like this before – and I read a lot! I was instantly sucked into the book right away with the vivid descriptions of the world, its problems, the tech, and the desire to colonize and the use of science and tech to do ...more
Sherri
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I read a lot of science fiction/ space-themed books, so this is a genre I’m familiar with. I’d never read anything from Cary Allen Stone before, but the premise seemed intriguing and I’m always on the lookout for fresh new talent, so I was curious to see how he would deliver in this one “SEEDS: The Journey Begins”. Mr. Stone is unarguably a very talented writer, but more than that he genuinely impressed me with his thorough world-building and sheer creativeness and inventiveness on many
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Geoffrey Arnold
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Earth is facing destruction and a small group of people plan to leave and set up a colony on another world - Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. A well tried story that needs a new twist which Cary Allen provides by way of a very detailed account of all the technical aspects involved in preparing for the journey. I’m not sure that Sir Andrew Geim would appreciate having his invention of graphene abrogated to Cary Allen’s team.

A third of the way into the book a dramatic moment is signalled. I was hopin
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Samantha
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I don’t really know how to best describe or sum up this book, because I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. Some parts I thought were downright amazing and perfectly executed. Sometimes I felt that the story seemed to lose focus and just seemed like filler/fluff. There were great characters who added to the plot and development, and some who just seemed to take up space (pardon the pun). I did notice some editing and grammatical errors which I was able to overlook for the sake of the
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Cale
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed “Seeds: The Journey Begins” by author Cary Allen Stone, even though space/sci-fi isn’t usually one of my more preferred genres (don’t dislike it, just don’t generally gravitate). But I liked the sample and the style of Mr. Stone’s writing…. This felt more like a unique, intellectual/scientific drama with a cool futuristic setting to me than anything, so I gave it a shot. I was really impressed! I really liked the concept and world he created and the culture that is so like our o ...more
Cody
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
The good: “SEEDS: The Journey Begins” is intelligent, very well written, creative, and multi-faceted. It is never boring, and definitely keeps you on your toes. It’s deep and has layers upon layers of subtle subtext that continues to become exposed throughout the course of the book. The concept was nicely crafted and we become invested in the outcome. The writing is fast paced and detailed—quite descriptive without being overkill or weighing down the pacing. The not-so-good: I had a dif
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Essie Harmon
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
review for “Seeds- The Journey Begins.” This was one of the more intriguing and original books I’ve read in a while, and while it is a combination of familiar elements….humans fleeing a dying/dangerous planet in search of survival in space, intense drama and conflict, political intrigue, danger, action/adventure… somehow Cary Allen Stone manages to put it all together in a way that feels fresh and new… the way he blended them all together and did so in a believable, coherent way, and I like that ...more
K.J. Simmill
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Humanity was about to embark on a new frontier. Returning to the role of Explorer they were destined to be. Only this time they were going further than any have been before. Their destination, Titan. Mother Earth was angry with her children, exhausted of resources and her anger rained down on those committing matricide. There would be no hospitable climate, no redemption, and so they turned their sight to the sky's and the space race began.

This is not the first book I've read by Cary Allen Stone
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Denise Lucas
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
SEEDS: The Journey Begins written by Cary Allen Stone is a Science Fiction Novel with a great plot line. The reader is brought into the story with the nuclear holocaust which annihilated all living creatures on Earth, and follows the journey of a crew , the last surviving humans, who work towards colonizing one of Saturn’s moons, Titan. The writing of this book is supurb and the author does a wonderful job with ensuring the characters are believable and that some are likeable. I enjoyed the dial ...more
Valery
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Seeds-The Journey Begins by Cary Allen Stone is a pretty straightforward science fiction story. The book opens with the character list along with the names of the crew, and various acronyms to help the reader enjoy the story. Stone is known for writing thrillers, and this book is the first in his endeavor into the science fiction genre. He states as much in the forward, and explains his methodology when it came to writing this book. The character development is okay, considering most of it is do ...more
Mar
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this book, Cary Allen Stone steps into a new territory (no pun intended) and leaves behind the crime/mystery genre that made him a star. He’s now walking in the sci-fi arena and he does an impressive job with this first book, starting what appears to be a new series coming up.
With SEEDS (meaning Strategic Extra-Earth Development Site), the author launches an amazing interstellar adventure. It explores what the future will be like when humankind has to leave the Earth, where we are heading and
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Pegboard
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this exciting Sci-Fi, SEEDS-2025 has secretly been preparing for years to launch a space colony before the nuclear leading countries destroyed the population by a holocaust. First it was a race to keep a few humans alive on Mars, and then the Americans chose the Saturn moon, Titan. The Russians and China were both competing for Mars when the bombs were launched. It then became a race just to get off the earth.

Their first day in space was a mix of excitement and grief, as they mourn the loss o
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Chelseyam
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This book took me a lot longer to get through than most sci-fi books would. The storyline is a bit slow, but that doesn’t particularly mean that it isn’t a great premise. Since the technology used in the book isn’t too far off what we use today, it made the storyline more realistic, which was pretty exciting. There are a lot of characters in this book too, but the author offers a handy sheet to keep you in the know. This, in itself, slowed down the book as well. All the same, I still really enjo ...more
Carol
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
In the first part of the book SEEDS the author is kind enough to not only leave us with a character list but they also explain the abbreviations that are used throughout the story. Sometimes when I read, I forget what certain things stand for and I found that helpful.

This story takes place in the future with a team of people who are set out to find a new home because the Earth is on the brink of nuclear destruction. Russia and China have already staked claim on Mars so the US team decides to tr
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P.S. Winn
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I was torn between a four and five star on this book. The author does a great job writing the story and I love the idea he puts forth. There is a lot of technological explanations and quite a few characters in the story. It takes a while before readers get to what I call the meat of he story. The author does a good job explaining how the project SEEDS is put together and that is important because this is a continuing series. I found it interesting and pertinent as to why the proj ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
A post apocalyptic sci-fi journey

A sci-fi journey that begins with a nuclear war sets the stage for this an adventure through space can be achieved with the current knowledge and tech of our society. This is an interesting read that provokes thoughts of what can really be done with ingenuity and hard work. The characters are developed and the story is presented in a forward fashion. There is a fair number of characters in the book which also includes a list at the front. Overall This is a good r
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Shiela
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
The world as we know it is in trouble. With the threat of world destruction and global warming pinging around some of the brilliant and renowned people come together to find a resolution. That resolution is SEEDS (Strategic Extra-Earth Development Site). Essentially Titan, Saturns Moon. And to build a space craft that will get them there. Most of the characters seem to interact well together but Teagan seems to be a spoiled whiny brat. Her educational background does not fit with her personality ...more
Bonnie Ventura
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Jan 01, 2018
Rachel Horon
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The depth of this work of science fiction surprises me that it is the author's first published piece in this genre. The first half of the book was filled with the enlightenment of a scientific age in which the best of their field had carte blanche to aid space exploration and colonization. However, in the race to save humanity, it is not all celebration. Not only is there an analytical perspective in this story, but a strong emotional one. It stimulates the mind and tugs at the heart. Though it ...more
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Dec 12, 2017
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