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"A sci-fi debut that shows great potential." - Kirkus Discoveries
Posted June 1, 2008
Dark Matter is such a fascinating book that once started it is very difficult to put down till one has reached the end of the book. One may or may not believe in the existence of `Dark Matter¿ or `worm holes¿ or travels in other than the four dimensions that we mortals are confined to but the exploits of Marc Zemin in the alien worlds are absolutely thrilling. Also, the more different the things are the more they are the same. Millions of light years away people have the same virtues and -----vices. Mendokens, Aftarans, Phyrax or Volonan are no different from us humans in their qualities or weaknesses. Mark encounters all - Love, hate, greed, rivalry, fundamentalism and even extremism in these alien quantum worlds and works for their solutions with zeal and determination which helps him finally to solve his personal problems in this real world also. A truly entertaining story!! I simply loved it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2008
It was hard to put the book down once I started it, and I finished it in about three days. It is an excellent novel, very imaginative, with clever twists in the plot. While a science fiction that revolves around species outside of this Earth, the analogues to current issues, nation states, and interactions across various cultures and religions are very interesting. I would recommend it to every sci-fi buff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 2, 2008
Dark Matter is a must read for science fiction buffs. A highly imaginative storyline filled with unique characters and cultures results in an uplifting and triumphant debut novel. Ahmed succeeds in defining the central social and political questions of our time while engaging us in a good old-fashioned adventure tale replete with love lost, courage found and demons faced and vanquished. The reader journeys into outer space but it is inner space that is plumbed. Highly recommended!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2008
Love this book. It opens eyes to various possibilities. Must say it was engaging & thoughtful. What made it gripping was the back drop for the science fiction. In some senses one gets a feeling that it was the union of Star Wars & Lord of the Rings yet it was original. Ahmed's interpretation & intuitive views on the political & social system is not lost during a very colorful presentation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.