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...more
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.
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more