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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Highly recommended, but avoid reviews with too many details.

    CAREFUL IN READING REVIEWS!! A strength of the book is the unfolding of an implausible mystery by the characters. Reading reviews that give too many details will spoil experience. The book passes the ultimate test for a story - do you hate to stop reading? Books can have some or all of a range of positive features; i.e., they can be good, well-written, have clever ideas, have appealing characters, be on topics of your interest, etc - any or all without grabbing you. I cannot judge how this book relates to every reader, but for me this one had IT. There is a mystery, but one within the realm of possibility that does not require suspension of belief. It touches on aspects of our culture from politics, religion, the worth-while life, and more without excessive being moralizing or making any of those jump out at the reader like too many books - with, I suppose, the exception of the author's obvious (and well-deserved) less than stellar opinion of the news media. There are characters you respect and would happy to know - even if you are not always comfortable with their actions or behavior. The ultimate resolution is sufficient to close the book, although a little rushed. The Great American Science Fiction Novel it is not, but a simple pleasure to read a nicely crafted story.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Awesome

    Great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

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    Fun Ride

    This novel was a quick read and rather enjoyable. At times it seemed to drag out the central mystery to a point of aggravation but it did ultimately pay-off.

    I was a little disappointed with the ending in respect to the exposure of the mystery to the public at large but reality is some times disappointing.

    As a final note, I read several reviews of this novel that pointed to particular political motivations or such. I would like to point out that those readers brought their own baggage to this novel and personally found the depictions of politics and NASA both realistic and refreshing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Enjoyed

    I love space mysteries with a little history tossed in for flavor. Fast, fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2012

    I was very much looking forward to this book, but I was seriousl

    I was very much looking forward to this book, but I was seriously disappointed. There has been a trend among certain science fiction authors recently to write books in the form of thinly disguised screenplays/outlines. The Heaven's War novels of David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt are examples of this. Unfortunately, The Cassandra Project falls into this category. The novel consists of a number of short scenes thrown together. The characters are one dimensional and unsympathetic. One of them, presumably modeled on Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, is presented as a buffoon. The thinly disguised message of the book is that only the private sector works and the government is useless. The mystery presented in the book did not amount to much and the ending was very disappointing with an attempted twist that did not work very well. I am particularly disappointed in Jack McDivitt, whose novels I usually enjoy, but with this effort and the relatively poor novel, Time Travelers Never Die, it now looks like he is just going through the motions. I do not recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Loved this!

    Great book

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Excellent story, well written.

    I enjoyed the story. I Have read several of this authors books, including "Moonfall" and "Ancient Shores", and this is as good as any of his books. I will be reading a lot more of this authors work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    The plot intrigued me when I read the back of the book. It was

    The plot intrigued me when I read the back of the book. It was science fiction without going over the top. It was a quick read and I liked the short breaks which allowed me to pick up the book when I only had a short time to read. Some parts, especially the ending, seemed a little rushed. I did not like the Russian cover up part which did not seem plausible. Overall it was a good book which I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Shaggy dog story

    I enjoyed everything about the book up until the (anti)-climax. I won't spoil the ending for anyone, but the reveal of the "big secret" makes a leaden entrance. It *might* have been salvagable if the authors had done any groundwork for it - but as it is it doesn't have any real connection to the story.

    My reaction was "Really? That's the 'big secret'? Boring."

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