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Heaven's Shadow is a faster than the speed of light science fiction

Three years ago, the hundred miles wide object was spotted in the Solar System on a course to the sun. As the planetoid comes closer to its journey's end, America and a combine of Russia, India and Brazil send a rival manned spacecraft to land on the projectile.

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Three years ago, the hundred miles wide object was spotted in the Solar System on a course to the sun. As the planetoid comes closer to its journey's end, America and a combine of Russia, India and Brazil send a rival manned spacecraft to land on the projectile.

Instead of a rock or gases as expected, the object is an ancient space ship. As the astronauts search the vessel, their entrance turns on machines that have been dormant for eons. Even more eerie is the dead come to life as the earthlings struggle to survive increasingly lethal environs while trying to learn the purpose of the ship and its sentient passengers. On earth NASA officials stay in touch with the crew but grandstanding politicians do what they always do when it comes to effective governing by agencies; they interfere for personal gain.

Heaven's Shadow is a faster than the speed of light science fiction that targets readers who prefer action to the nth degree. None of the cast is fully developed, but fans who relish an outer space potentially disaster thriller along the lines of movies like Armageddon will appreciate this exciting tale of first contact.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on June 6, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good concept poorly executed

This novel reads like the author just finished a writing class and wanted to write something big. The main concept of a mysterious alien ship in Earth orbit gets sidetracked by a lot of time spent on the private lives of the characters. Back and forth between human pr...
This novel reads like the author just finished a writing class and wanted to write something big. The main concept of a mysterious alien ship in Earth orbit gets sidetracked by a lot of time spent on the private lives of the characters. Back and forth between human problems and alien visit. At times, the main plot with the alien ship seems almost like a distraction from the human interest elements. The behavior and dialog of the characters makes it read like the script for a TV movie. This is just not interesting writing, and the ending is plain bizarre.

posted by 3750380 on July 13, 2012

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

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    Heaven's Shadow is a faster than the speed of light science fiction

    Three years ago, the hundred miles wide object was spotted in the Solar System on a course to the sun. As the planetoid comes closer to its journey's end, America and a combine of Russia, India and Brazil send a rival manned spacecraft to land on the projectile.

    Instead of a rock or gases as expected, the object is an ancient space ship. As the astronauts search the vessel, their entrance turns on machines that have been dormant for eons. Even more eerie is the dead come to life as the earthlings struggle to survive increasingly lethal environs while trying to learn the purpose of the ship and its sentient passengers. On earth NASA officials stay in touch with the crew but grandstanding politicians do what they always do when it comes to effective governing by agencies; they interfere for personal gain.

    Heaven's Shadow is a faster than the speed of light science fiction that targets readers who prefer action to the nth degree. None of the cast is fully developed, but fans who relish an outer space potentially disaster thriller along the lines of movies like Armageddon will appreciate this exciting tale of first contact.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Breath-taking...

    This has to be one the best books i have read. While it is extremely differnet and far fetched, it really gets you thinking about life in space as we know it. To me, it reminds me of the aliens vs. Predators where the humans send a small team in to explore an unknown object , and it ends up being linked to aliens and the fight for individual survival, and your teams survival. So if you are debating weather to buy it or not, get it! Trust me, you wont be wasting your time.

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