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When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid--with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, b ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Dutton
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Faith
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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In 2032, various billionaires are competing with each other to monetize space exploration. One of the billionaires, Nathan Joyce, has started an asteroid mining company and wants to find a crew for the first manned expedition. A collection of 440 candidates is assembled. They have varying skills, but they are linked by their daredevil natures. Their number is to be winnowed down to 8 after rigorous training exercises and psychological evaluation. Those selected will go on a 4 year mission to min ...more
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
5 'Far Stars' for the Konstantin!

I should have been sleeping when I read this book but it was so good I had to stay up until the very end. I love reading anything about space, whether it's hard science or science fiction, a fun space opera or a serious article, it doesn't matter as long as it takes me to that otherworldly place in the sky that most of us can only dream about visiting. And this book did just that. From the beginning of the crew's training, through the laughter and tears, and ever
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Sara
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
It felt very tired and the plot overdone. Characters were also very predictable and two dimensional.
Andy
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle
Really enjoyed this second book I've read from the author Daniel Suarez. Completely different from Daemon which was unexpected but this was still a good space thriller
Initially the book seemed pretty futuristic with all of the space shenanigans going on, but when I heard about the actual touchdown on very same Ryugu asteroid by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft that happened whilst I was reading this book, it made me think that maybe it's not as far fetched as I was originally thinking. (See https://www.
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Mandie
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Boring. The plot is tired and the characters aren't great. I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't.
Yzabel Ginsberg
[I received a copy of this book through Penguin’s “First To Read” program, in exchange for an honest review.]

Quite an interesting novel, with parts that definitely made me want to keep reading in spite of my better judgment (read: “maybe it’s time to sleep it’s past midnight and I’m supposed to get up at 5:30 to go to work oh my”). Considering the stakes and the setting, obviously things couldn’t go perfectly, and the characters were bound to run into all sorts of trouble. Although there could h
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Ralph
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new book from Daniel Suarez is always a high-octane treat. His ability to craft mesmerizing tales from his research into new and emerging tech is second to none. In Delta-v, he writes what feels like a future history of space exploration, in the vein of Arthur C. Clarke.

Delta-v follows James “JT” Tighe and others on their way to becoming the first commercial space mining mission. Every step along the way, from training & selection, to the climactic return, will up your heart rate and have
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Matthew
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to First to Read for the advance reader's copy of this great adventure story!

An excellent, well-written, technical and engaging hard sci-fi story, as would be expected from the author. The details are just right and don't obscure the story, and the secondary plot on Earth doesn't detract from the drama in outer space. The personnel are all fairly well-drawn and the main characters are likable to the point of sympathy. The story is well-balanced between pre-launch drama and space action. 5
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Jenny T.
"Delta-v describes a change in velocity. All celestial objects are in motion-which means you either need to accelerate or decelerate to reach them. The higher the delta-v, the greater the energy-and the greater the expense...delta-v means everything." A space mining expedition set in the near future outlining all aspects - funding, legalities, politics, training, development, etc. Interesting read but very technical at times and I never really felt connected to any of the characters.
Thanks to Fi
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Sabion
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book should have been 5 stars for me but the story just seemed so outlandish. I loved the rocket science aspects and the treatment of asteroid mining itself, but I am a sucker for these any time. The story unfortunately left me scratching my head. I understand that you need conflict to drive a story, but failing to file a flight plan as the main plot? And where are the telescopes? How could they miss it? Characters were well done as with Suarez's previous works and I would recommend this to ...more
Mike Mackenzie
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bought this book from Amazon yesterday and have just finished it. IT WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED. I grew up reading The Rock Rats series by Ben Bova, absolutely loved them because they felt so near-future. This book definitely felt like something we could see happening in the next 10 years.

Suarez is my favourite author and has never let me down. You can tell he definitely does his due diligence when it comes to researching, everything felt so plausible.

Thanks for the great read!
Mark V2
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of you like your scifi hard near term and about to happen this book is for you. Worth the wait.





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Ryan Hillis
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great thriller about a mission to mine a asteroid in space. This book kept me turning the pages.
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DANIEL SUAREZ is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed mission-critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. With a lifelong interest in both IT systems and creative writing, his high-tech and Sci-Fi thrillers focus on technology-driven ...more
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