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The Great Ship of Knowledge
Volume-One-Second-Edition "Learning Earth's Deathly History"
Revised and Expanded

"The Journey Ends" is Part One of Learning Earth's Deathly History

"Learning Earth's Deathly History" is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that will leave you questioning the reality of our world.

Its an extraordinary story about "us" Learning Earth's Deathly History a
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Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published January 7th 2019 (first published March 20th 2009)
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Linda
Sep 14, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, discarded
I was looking forward to this book. The premise is great and could be a wonderful story. The execution and writing however failed. I got 60 pages into this book. In the time I was told at least 30 times something was futuristic, I had a detailed description of a do laying down on a bed. I have always come from the belief show me with your words, let your words help me envision what you are trying to say. Do not pummel me to death with the details of meaningless things. Don't describe in details ...more
Shirley
509 pp.

This book is a gem of a science fiction story. That's not all it is. It's a cry for the people of the world to wake up before they destroy the planet they live on. And it's a very realistic depiction of the holocaust and destruction that will take place if we continue on the present path. In this regard, it is truly frightening in its vivid and seemingly very realistic portrayal of current events escalating into apocalyptic proportions with the final outcome being an all too possible,
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Karen
Sep 14, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's a good thing that I didn't purchase this book as I would have been greatly disappointed.

If Mr. Bailey has a gift for description, but lacks in conversation. His descriptions of the ships are great but way to long. Get on with the story all ready. If they make this book into a movie, they will not have to wonder what Mr. Bailey was seeing. However it would have to be rated "R" with all the terrible language. I realize it is dealing with Navy Seals but I have to say that NOT all people in
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Megan
Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book, for me, was difficult to get through. The story and ideas the author was trying to relay were great. But, I had a problem with all the pointless rather extensive descriptions of everything. It seemed like such extensive descriptions - instead of helping the reader get a clear visual idea of what the environment was like, it actually was too much information and thus the actual visuals are lost to the reader. It also took awhile for any true action to start....I would have prefered ...more
Kelli
Sep 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unable-to-finish
Unfortunately, I was unable to finish this book. It just couldn't keep my attention. The writing was sub-par and there were too many discrepancies with the real world to allow me to suspend belief for the science fiction sections. I think this book needs to be rewritten a few more times before it winds up on the shelves. The major tenet this author needs to follow is REWRITE! The story might go somewhere if the author spends more time on it. I really wanted to finish this book, and more than ...more
Joyce
Sep 13, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, have-read
I like the print in this book as is a larger one.

I am afraid I did not care for this one.It is The first part with the space ships was very hard to get into.The best part of the book is part three The Awakenings Begin.I really tried 2 or 3 times to start over and read it again so I could understand the beginning.But afraid I gave up.

If this is a dream I hope I never wake up I won this book on Goodreads

Sorry Mr.Bailey

Joyce Beardslee
Rob
I really wanted to like this book. The beginning was hard to get through--a lot of description of ships and such. Then I got to page 49-ish, when it was really starting to get interesting and the F-bombs started flying. I couldn't finish it--too offensive because of the language. Sorry.
Shawna
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To much discription in the beginning of the book. I understand it is the writers first book. I had a hard time getting through it.
Kelly Knapp
Intense

This is not a quick read as the author has intricately described everything, which sometimes drags on the pace of the story. The premise is awesome but doesn't quite hit its mark because of the pace. Still it is a great warning about our rush to kill our planet.
Cheyanne Rash
I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you to the author, publisher, and Goodreads!
Lise
Sep 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in SF ideas and novice writers with potential.
Recommended to Lise by: First reads
I'm going to break my own rule and start a review before I finish the book, because I'm not sure if I will finish it.

Like other reviewers, I WANT to like this book. I really like the author's forward and autobiographical comments. There are snippets of very good writing, and the ideas and story are good (so far).

The issues I have with the book are twofold. The writing isn't polished, and (as the author aludes to in the introduction) the changes from present to past tense are distracting. I
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Vicky
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book.

The human passengers aboard an Earth colony ship have been sleeping in a virtual world "Learning Earth's Deathly History." The dream recounts the nuclear war that destroys Earth hoping the dreamers would awake without the ethinic, religious and political tensions of their ancestors.

The story itself was intriguing; a true call for the people of Earth to step back and think about the consequences of their actions before they act.

However, as the
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Elise
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads
I could only manage to read up to the tenth page, and nothing was happening. A character was narrating a single scene, and was still describing the scene on the tenth page. The way this book is written almost gives me a headache. When the character starting talking, I had to read it over again after a few sentences to be sure that it wasn't still the narrator. And when the character isn't speaking, the point of view seems to change. It goes from
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Justin Hall
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Like others I was disappointed with the execution of this book. I love the idea behind it and think the theme of getting past our differences for the good of the planet is a noble one, but the writing itself is a little hard to digest. Some of the descriptions are unnecessarily long and seem to ramble on for pages when just a paragraph or two would do. Also, at times it seemed like I was beaten over the head with the same detail over and over. I don't know how many times various aspects of the ...more
Michele
I want to be upfront that I received this book free from the author from a giveaway on this website. I enjoyed the overall premise of the book and found it to be very creative and interesting. My husband even picked up this book and started to read it. Originally I thought the book would only appeal to male readers. There is a lot of technical information on mechanics and graphic descriptions of battles between the good/evil characters. However, I think because William Bailey develops such ...more
Susanna
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I hated the first 200 pages of the book. It was boring for the first hundred, then exciting, then boring again until the second part. I thought that the author's style of writing needed much improvement. He was very descriptive...way too descriptive, and his grammar, sentence structure, and, at times, repetitive vocabulary made the first part of the book a drag to read. After that, however, the book got far more interesting and I very much enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the next books in the ...more
Tiffany
Sep 24, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Good Reads/First Reads Book. I feel bad giving this book one star, but I just could not finish it. I was only able to read 50 pages before I finally had to put it down, acknowledging that the only reason I was continuing to try and read was because I had won a copy and wanted to like it. I just found that there were too many pages of descriptions about the things I didn't care about and didn't believe needed explaining while descriptions about things I didn't understand were greatly lacking.
Joan
Nov 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This is one of the best science fiction books I have read. Although the author’s writing is a little too descriptive in the first few chapters, he did manage to rein it in by mid-book. I won’t be a spoiler other than to say the last few chapters, or the third part of this story, had me truly electrified. I can’t wait for the next installment to come out.
Marilynmessinger
The beginning seemed to be similar to other things that I have read in the science fiction genre. The second section, while well written with a new point of view, was a downer. I would be interested in seeing if further books on the new planet veer towards the "man ruins everything he touches" point of view or shows a different thought.
Dan
Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a free book from the author on Librarything.
After reading this book, I found myself wanting more. There is a sequel, and a part three according to the author, and I can't wait to read the next installment.
Anyone interested in virtual reality and a plausable senario to Earth's "coming" demise, should add this to the top of your to-read list; it is one phenomenal book.
John Pehrson
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the confluence of a creative imagination with extensive real-world research, resulting in an entertaining, yet believable, story - a thought provoking story about ethical dilemmas facing modern humans.
Heidi
Oct 26, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Badly in need of an editor. I don't think I got through the first chapter.
Lynne
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is not the type of book I would ordinarily read. I thought by the title that it was going to be something else. My error.
T. Justin White
Sep 14, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In the first few pages, he describes no less than three things as "futuristic". A bad start and it didn't get much better.
Polly
rated it did not like it
Nov 02, 2013
Shosh
rated it it was ok
Sep 02, 2009
B.
Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing book. I could read it over and over again.
William Bailey
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
William Bailey
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Flora Smith
rated it liked it
Oct 06, 2009
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Just released 2019:

Part-One: The Journey Ends
(This is an ebook only available on Kindle).

Link Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFRYJWL

This is not the paperback book I released way back in 2009. This work is brand new and has been a decade in the making. So the reviews and stars showing below are for the 2009 first-edition and not this work.

The Great Ship of Knowledge, Volume-One-Second-Edition,
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