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Bootstrap Colony

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Very good story

The story is excellent, but could use some copy editing. If you are able to look past the changing tense and alternating use of first, second, and third person, you will enjoy this book.

The hero of the story is visited by aliens who tell him that in a year he and 9...
The story is excellent, but could use some copy editing. If you are able to look past the changing tense and alternating use of first, second, and third person, you will enjoy this book.

The hero of the story is visited by aliens who tell him that in a year he and 9,999 other humans will be transported to an "Earth Reserve" because of an impending asteroid impact. Our hero just happens to be very good with numbers and had won the lottery and did well with the stock market.

He also happens to be a fan of sci-fi (especially Star Trek), and had already formed multiple companies with the proceeds of his lottery winnings. He takes the warning seriously. Very seriously. On the day the aliens show up to transport him and the others they discover our hero waiting in the middle of a field with over 400 trailer loads of gear. Everything from solar panels, hydrogen powered hybrid vehicles, an RV, androids, defense robots that could level a small mountain, farm animals, portable greenhouses, factories, gene banks, road building equipment, up to the Kitchen sink, lots of them. He has brought enough to rebuild modern civilization from the ground up.

The aliens complain about the amount of material, but transport it all to the reserve, then leave. Due to our hero's excessive load the aliens drop him by himself rather than with one of the other groups of refugees. Our hero goes about starting the program the experts back on Earth who worked for him had designed for optimum survival.

Unfortunately the other refugees either thought they dreamt the whole thing, or didn't have enough money to purchase survival gear, as the aliens would only transport things that they wholly owned. If you were paying on a loan then it didn't go with you. Our hero had even sent survival packs to everyone he could identify ahead of time to better prepare them.

Except, this is the "Earth Reserve" and the aliens have been around a long time. They even saved the inhabitants of the Earth from the last asteroid bombardment. Sometimes even being a well prepared billionaire with the best of modern technology simply can't prepare you for Dinosaurs.

posted by ckennedy on January 29, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good story

Decent story, great plot line, but poor writing and grammar. Once you get past the misspelled words and the constant useage of he, it is an enjoyable story.

posted by Ian_Laughlin on June 19, 2011

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Good story

    Decent story, great plot line, but poor writing and grammar. Once you get past the misspelled words and the constant useage of he, it is an enjoyable story.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Good storyline but the editing is REALLY lame. It would be a rea

    Good storyline but the editing is REALLY lame. It would be a really good read if it was Revised (spelling and word usage----- for instance gross is not spelled grouse,just one of many errors of that sort.) Was this "written" using a word to speech program?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    The grammar is horrible. Why didn't the author use a proof read

    The grammar is horrible. Why didn't the author use a proof reader and/or an editor? I liked the story, but, this should never have been published without further work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Interesting Concept...

    ...and it's a wonder that one man has so much energy to accomplish so much in so little time. BUT, the number of typographical and syntax errors made the book difficult to read. I got the impression that this book was essentially self published. I don't have a problem with that, but the author should have taken more tome to proofread his product before submitting to distribution. However, that said, I would consider purchasing more of this author's work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    He snorted This a good story, original, poorly edited and everyo

    He snorted
    This a good story, original, poorly edited and everyone seems to snort after they say something. But this is a good story he snorted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2011

    Good story, horrid writing

    The astoundingly bad writing (major grammar and spelling issues, misuse of homophones, mixed use of tense in the same sentence, etc.) seriously detracts from what was actually quite a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    It is a very good story

    I really enjoyed the story, however he does need to find a copy editor. Several small technical facts were wrong and some of the social developements forced. I do think as this writer gains some experience he will improve. I look forward to seeing how he developes as an author.

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