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Thursday, September 20, 2018


In 2072, Earth faces the ultimate extinction event. In an America turned authoritarian, a race against time begins. To send a starship to a distant planet, where the remains of humanity can survive. Only a small number will be chosen for this final endeavor to save mankind from extinction, and among the contenders only the most resourceful will have a chance.
But while the government wants to choose loyal subjects in order to create another version of the society they have engineered, there are those who secretly conspire to let the starfarers choose their own destiny, free from the bonds of their mother world.
As mankind on Earth faces its final blow, the selected few set course for Aurora, more than 40 light years away!
Follow Tina Hammer, scramjet pilot and officer, Kenneth Taylor, Harvard professor and alienated by the nation he once held so dear, Maria Solis, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, a girl who would never have been chosen, except for her dad's money, on their various paths toward the greatest adventure in human history.

Exodus (SF)
By Andreas Christensen
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978-1482320794
Price $13.99 (Paperback)
299 Pages
Rating 4-Stars

An interesting play on the Philip Wylie & Edwin Balmer 1933 novel, When Worlds Collide, and the 1951 movie of the same title. The planet, Lifebringer, from the third planet of the sun in a far away solar system is knocked out of orbit when the twin suns collide. Entering our solar system Lifebringer collides with Mars and the result is a massive planet now called Devastor on a collision course with Earth in 12 years. The president and his staff gather all the scientists and industry heads to prepare for an escape rocket ship to save some of humankind. The project is given the name Exodus, after the Biblical departure from Egypt.

Politics and other problems arise, but eventually 1600 people are selected to journey to the planet Aurora to establish a human colony. I enjoyed the book, though there were way too many characters and it was hard to keep track of everyone. Strongly plot driven, however, and highly recommended.

Tom Johnson


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