Breathing Spaceby Ian Fydell, Gayle Newman (Designed by)
The year is 2095. It has been decades since World War III has ended. The Earth is in severe ecological decline, the result of several centuries of mistreatment by its human progeny. Within a few decades, a century at most, Earth will no longer be habitable. Pollutants, wars, deep mantle mining, and everyday disregard for our planet have finally taken their toll, and now earthquakes, droughts, volcanic eruptions, and plagues are regular occurrences. Colonies have been established on all the larger bodies of the solar system, but these are small and hardly self-sufficient; it is widely recognized that, in order to save the majority of the species, humanity must find a new homeworld, ready-made for its existence.
"Ian Fydell's 'Breathing Space,' the kick-off novel for his ambitious Exodus Trilogy, is an unexpected SF treasure . . . and a cautionary tale in the most traditional sense. Evocative of the best of James Hogan and Robert Heinlein, this character-driven novel introduces us to a raddled, dying Earth and takes us along on a desperate effort to find a new homeworld for humanity."
-Floyd Largent, San Antonio, TX Professional Writer and Editor
"Ian Fydell takes modern day Earth issues (environmental degradation, planetary exploration) and puts it all together in a futuristic, sci-fi thriller ... 'Breathing Space' is a page turning, heart pounding book, that makes you wonder just how close to reality we are on planet Earth now and how soon we may all be looking for a little 'Breathing Space.'"
-Edward J. Guster III, Fairless Hills, PA Environmental Scientist, USEPA
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
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Breathing Space was a very enjoyable, heart-pounding book. It captures your attention right from the beginning and throughout the book you will grow deep, emotional feelings for the main characters, especially Captain John Lewis. The descriptions in the book are so vivid that you can tell that a lot of thought went into choosing just the right words to describe what was going on. They were so good that it was easy to picture the events, objects and characters in your head. This book also touches on current ecological issues that hopefully will not become as major of a reality in the real world as it was in the opening pages of the book. You will get enthralled as the hunt to find a new planet becomes the main focus of the book. Then once the mission is set off, you will be kept in suspense for every move that the expedition team makes. You will meet new species, new beings, and you will be surprised to find out who is an ally and who is an enemy! The end of the first book leaves you anxiously waiting for Resistance: Book Two of the Exodus Trilogy!