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Android: Free Fall
     

Android: Free Fall

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by William H. Keith
 
It is the future, and while the world has changed, crime has not. When an influential lawyer is brutally murdered at the top of the Beanstalk, a towering exo-atmospheric elevator serving as Earth's hub of interplanetary trade, Detective Rick Harrison reluctantly accepts the case. Harrison's investigation soon leads him from the sprawling megapolis of New Angeles to

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It is the future, and while the world has changed, crime has not. When an influential lawyer is brutally murdered at the top of the Beanstalk, a towering exo-atmospheric elevator serving as Earth's hub of interplanetary trade, Detective Rick Harrison reluctantly accepts the case. Harrison's investigation soon leads him from the sprawling megapolis of New Angeles to the distant moon base of Heinlein, where he searches for clues amongst an uncooperative assortment of bioroids, clones, and disgruntled human laborers.

But Harrison quickly finds himself at the center of an ever-deepening conspiracy, and is faced with the one question he never expected: What is the true definition of humanity?

Free Fall is the first novel based on Fantasy Flight Games's Android, conveying a dystopian world of technology and corruption. This rich universe is masterfully brought to life by New York Times Bestselling author William H. Keith, winner of the H.G. Wells Award and multiple Origins awards, and the celebrated author of over 150 novels, short stories, and other published works.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013080713
Publisher:
Fantasy Flight Games
Publication date:
08/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
623,655
File size:
450 KB

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Android: Free Fall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NelsonChandler More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know what to expect when I bought this book, but by the first couple of pages I was hooked. I like good mystery novels and I like science fiction but rarely do I see them together. I don't expect it to top the best seller list or anything but it's definitely entertaining. It feels a lot like a Raymond Chandler novel (though sadly without Chandler's awe inspiring eloquence). The story is told through the perspective of New Angeles Police Department's Captain of Detectives, Captain Harrison. He has to investigate a murder (aren't they all) and follow the conspiratorial threads where they lead. Along the way he paints a picture of future Earth for us as a cyberpunk wonderland where computers are everywhere and anyone can buy a ticket to space via a giant space elevator called The Beanstalk. I enjoyed reading it and hope you do too.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Exactly what i was looking for, a blend of detective noir mystery and a very fleshed out sci-fi world setting. If you haven't played the Android board game it pretty much like the story in that a detective has to solve different conspiracy laden mysteries set in a future earth where labor is done by either bioroids or clones and space exploration is greatly aided by a space space elevator and the mining of resources on the moon. I love the setting immensely and this book really brings it to life in the most beautiful way. Enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book from the frist two pgs
clandaith More than 1 year ago
I haven't read any sci-fi books lately because nothing has really piqued my interest. But, I love Fantasy Flight's board game 'Android'. This book takes place in that setting. The book has some really good characters. The main ones are pretty fleshed out. There is some really cool settings. The science in the book isn't too hard to fallow. There are some predictable parts in the book, but that is in most books. I wouldn't say the book is really 'hard' sci-fi. If you're looking for a decent sci-fi read, and/or enjoy the Android setting, pick the book up.