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(The Belt #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Alternate cover edition of ASIN B07JL4HBRP

Commander Scott McNabb and the remaining crew of the ill-fated Hermes survey ship, journey to Earth to an area formally known as Death Valley, now an irradiated wasteland. Their mission is to connect the quantum intelligence, Athena into the pan-solar communications network, enabling the QIs to rollback control of Earth by The Seve

Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published October 20th 2018 by Outer Planet Media
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Sarah Hunter (Bireley)
Disappointing, shallow, and rushed

Rushed, to say the least, with a very, very shallow plot. It was as if the author was trying to tell a story in as few words possible because he had something better to do. Towards the end of the book, a nuclear threat surfaced, played out and terminated itself all in ONE CHAPTER. ONE! The typos were back, too.
Mrs Valerie Moonesinghe
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
True sci fi

For me an old fogie, to read a sci story that is not "star wars" battle in space opera is refreshing and long over due. This s a triad that deserves to be read and turned into film or
tv. If only to remind us all that sci fi is about solid science coupled with fiction.
David Munch
Evolution is the third book in The Belt trilogy, written by Gerald M. Kilby. It describes the adventure of space ship captain Scott McNabbs, as he tries to rescue his maybe-maybe not girlfriend, and save the solar system from another war. It is set 2,5 years after the second book in the series.

The writing and the narrator were exactly the same as with the previous book, and given that they were published back to back, I assume they were written and recorded in one long go. Thus my general commen
Elena Alvarez Dosil
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The mission was simple enough: landing in an uninhabited part of Earth in search of Athena, a forgotten Quantum Intelligence by the seven families, and get her connected to the QI network. But things get complicated, and also Scott McNabb has no intention of leaving Earth without at least knowing what happened to Miranda.

This is a highly entertaining series with rounded characters, a good pace, and an interesting story. Each
David Haynes
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

Gerald M. Kilby concludes The Belt Series with Evolution, which is narrated by Steven Jay Cohen. This is another great entry in a solid series. Scott, Cyrus, Stephanie and Aria all make appearances here, while Kilby introduces a host of new, interesting characters. Cohen brings the adventure to life with his emotive, passionate narration.

Evolution brings Scott and his crew to earth, where they go on a search for Athena, a Quantum Intell
Trevor Dennis
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm thinking back to the beginning of Iain M Banks 'Consider Phlebas' which was how I discovered Iain Banks and The Culture. It was the start of a wonderful journey where I met people, and visited places, that I couldn't have imagined without Iain's help. Sadly, Iain is no longer with us, and the sort of 'from the grave' writing like Robert Ludlum's 'Jason Bourne' books, are just going to happen because Iain was so utterly unique. So it was intriguing reading the dry humour in how Gerald 'M' Kil ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Rushed and mediocre:

Honestly, I was really hoping this would be a good series. After just reading a previous sci-fi (amazing and true to it’s science and with explanations at the end for us plebeians), this is just hard to sit through. I know this book was rated lower than the other books in the series, but I have yet to be let down by a book series that is at least 4 stars on goodreads. This series is for sure my first disappoint. The character development is lackluster and the plot is so very
George Beaty
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great conclusion to the series.

The books in this series have provided me with hours of gravity free entertainment. I've been readiing science fiction for many years and I'm always looking for stories that require several volumesto tell. I liked these books a lot. My thanks to Gerald Kilby
Mark Goletto
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m hooked

I read the first 3 books in this series in less than 4 days and am anxiously awaiting the next. This is one of the best hard sci-fi series that I have read, and believe me that is saying something. I just hope that it doesn’t turn into one of those epic 12 book sagas,ala Jay Allen.
Ed Tinkertoy
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story and good read. The only part that seemed to me unbelievable was the thousands of people living underground in the radiated western US. I was also expecting one of the seven to be killed before the story was over. Miranda had the perfect opportunity with the shuttle that she commandeered.
Debra Smiley
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fast past adventure

I have enjoyed reading this book and the series. It is fast paced and easy to read. The captain and his crew go on great adventures to save the solar system. I plan to read book 4 next in the series.
Justin Redman
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series

The characters and their development is done so well in these books. Of course the storyline involves the Quantum intelligence that really rocks the storyline and makes this series one of those you shouldn't pass up
constance g. simari
quick, fun read. Wish there had been more science and discussion of the social impact of AI control of all aspects of life on Earth, and there was no sense of the long term outcome of QI control. It was a war against the enemy they knew but no discussion of the enemy they would come to know.
Gary Davis
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great series... It could be continued to show some idea of how Qi might be a viable and non threatening to humanity in any way alternative to Ai, which seems to be a consideration by some scientists.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing read

I enjoyed this series, despite its glossing over of many sci -fi truths. Just how many times can one motley crew save humanity? The answer in this round of stories is, as many as it takes.
Beth Charles
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Series

I have really enjoyed these 3 books. They have seen me through the beginning of the pandemic, and an earthquake.There may still be aftershocks, but I downloaded another of your books.
william j cunningham
Great series

This series is different in the artificial intelligence in the form of QI is one of the hero’s along with a crew of misfits who rise to their better selves. Good story and characters
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sucks you in. Technically engaging. Very good character development

Well written. Captures your interest and intellect. Enough sci to go keep you guessing it it could be real. Solid story line.
Gerry Lynch
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, kindle, lighter
Of the 3 read so far in series this was the best. Found his insight regarding the algorithm interesting. It was what science fiction does best in making you think about where we are in regards to advances.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read.

I liked the first two books in the Belt series and this one was a nice finish to the story.

Kinda fun to have Earth as the setting.

Highly recommend this series.
Joe Greer
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good story

I liked it. The whole series has a good flow. No weird space monsters just plausible AI. A cautionary tale
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Hard to put down. Hope there are more.
Kelly Summerlin
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

Enjoyed the book
This is why I don't rate what more can I say instead of doing more reading I'm required to write more words.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't entirely impressed with book 3 it's not bad but it felt a bit rushed especially the end section. The very end was disappointing in a happily ever after kind of way. ...more
Larry Prater
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Loved every chapter.Great job. Waiting for the next book when comes out.Loved the action and every thing,Enjoyed your cast of characters.
Alistair Ravie
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part 3 of the belt.

Good finale. Leaves room for further stories.

Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series. Keep them coming!

I hope there is more😀 finished this series at 2 in morning. Excellent story line and very well done. Thanks!
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
V good

A satisfying conclusion to the series. Some of the plot falls into place a little too conveniently but it's a good read anyway
Patricia A Stoliar
Pleasing evening read

Enjoyed this book. Good characters and plot. Connects well with first two in series. . nice evening read. Short but entertainIing.
Richard Pendarvis
An engaging tale of technology and conflict based on the first 2 books in Kilby's "The Belt" series. ...more
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