Exodus

Exodus

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by Andreas Christensen
     
 

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Accolades for Exodus:

"Wow! I was truly impressed by this book. I love when science fiction writers combine science, politics and psychology. For me the mix was just right"

"This book is science fiction in great form. It doesn't just make you think about the future, it really makes you think about the world around you today"

When mankind faces extinction,

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Accolades for Exodus:

"Wow! I was truly impressed by this book. I love when science fiction writers combine science, politics and psychology. For me the mix was just right"

"This book is science fiction in great form. It doesn't just make you think about the future, it really makes you think about the world around you today"

When mankind faces extinction, how can anyone survive?

In 2072, Earth faces the ultimate extinction event. In an America turned authoritarian, a race against time begins. To send a starship to a distant planet, where the remains of humanity can survive. Only a small number will be chosen for this final endeavor to save mankind from extinction, and among the contenders only the most resourceful will have a chance.

But while the government wants to choose loyal subjects in order to create another version of the society they have engineered, there are those who secretly conspire to let the starfarers choose their own destiny, free from the bonds of their mother world.

As mankind on Earth faces its final blow, the selected few set course for Aurora, more than 40 light years away!

Follow Tina Hammer, scramjet pilot and officer, Kenneth Taylor, Harvard professor and alienated by the nation he once held so dear, Maria Solis, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, a girl who would never have been chosen, except for her dad's money, on their various paths toward the greatest adventure in human history.

"A race through the end of the Earth - excellent SF"

"Very well written and reads fast and easy in the style of other great sci fi writers such as Randolph Lalonde and Jack Campbell"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482320794
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
648,414
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Andreas Christensen is a Norwegian writer who writes in different genres, but primarily science fiction and fantasy.

Andreas Christensen has a degree in Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and his professional background is mainly from public service.

When he's not writing he's probably spending time with Siri and Jonas, or working (writing is not work, it's a whole bag of fun, sitting in front of the computer and making stuff up!)

Andreas has a weakness for cats, coffee and up untill recently, books so heavy he'd need a separate suitcase in order to carry them every time he travelled. Luckily, the world has changed, and the suitcase has now been replaced by an e-reader.

You can find Andreas Christensen on christensenwriting.com or twitter: @achr75

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Exodus 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading all the 4 star reviews and being a lover of a syfy and disaster novels, I thought this would be the book for me. Wrong. This was unbelievable on so many levels. The characters are underdeveloped and there are too many to keep track of. The writing style is so simplistic I thought it might be for middle age readers until out of the blue there was one and only one f#&@ word. The basic plot is Earth is to be completely destroyed by a rogue planet that first blasts through Mars, then settles into an orbit around the Sun, then begins to head straight toward Earth. 1600 people are chosen based on their support of the President's political platform and skills to survive and populate another planet. This will take 165 years using a spaceship, cryogenic sleep, and an energy source all of which had to be invented in a few years. Like I said...this entire book makes no sense. I actually fell asleep while reading, something I never do. I do applaud the efforts of all indie writers, but I feel the other reviews were those of friends or family. All the ideas for an amazing story were there...but sometimes less is more. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I am generally sceptical of short books, they usually seem rushed, unfinished or under developed. I was completely proved wrong and wonderfully surprised by this author. The story line, pace, and character development are perfect! Read it! B & N needs to get the rest of the trilogy. It is irritating to have to swap back and forth between readers. Kindle has them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so relevant to the politics of today-- the start of what was happening in 2072 was mentioned to have started 50 years prior-- look at what is happening today with terrorism and goverment intervetion and disregard for the constitution of the united states of america! WAKE UP AMERICA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Except for the political aspects, which are right out of Spanish headlines, this book is totally unbelievable. I had enough when we got to shuttle boosters that recharge from the atmosphere. And all this advance technology for interstellar travel developed in eight years by a country that had no space program for decades. It would have been more believable that they would have diverted the asteroid. I won't be continuing this series.
moon-mullins More than 1 year ago
very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems that most apocalyptic/post apocalyptic books generally follow the same pattern with similar ideas and characters dominating the story. This is certainly not along those same lines, and I found that incredibly refreshing! Definitely pick this book up for a story that you haven't already read a dozen times, characters with intriguing motivations, and a theme of hope rather than just pure survival.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good premise. Life should be so ready. Nice science fiction aspects. A little to much convenient coincidence.
localpeon More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it was gripping , fast paced and well thought out. I am looking forward to the next two books in this trilogy. Andreas is a writer I have added to my must read list. Paul Campbellll
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good classic sci-fi novel with a modern political sense - cannot wait for 2&3 to be e-released
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot, great science, weak character development.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Anonymous 6 months ago
Enjoyable read that doesn't linger where it isn't needed. The story leaves plenty to be fleshed out in sequels without leaving you feeling like it is weak on details.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is an interesting and thought provoking book set far enough yet not too far into the future. I really enjoyed the tale of saving humanity by leaving Earth. I have been drawn in enough to want to continue the series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Jortiradan 9 months ago
Exodus deals with issues whose beginning threads are now although the book starts in the future. Political correctness, terrorism have lead to an America where security has trumped freedom. Then the rogue planet destroys Mars but instead of settling into an orbit near where Mars used to be, it continues sunward. It will cross Earth’s orbit at the point where Earth will be. The only hope to save humanity is to send a remnant to an exoplanet. But who is selected and how each was selected has set in motion a conflict that is beginning now to continue on the new planet. For a short novel, there are a lot of characters which I enjoy. This book stands on its own but it has great potential to be expanded in the areas of technology, character development and subplots. I did not waste my time reading Exodus.
ScifiandScary 9 months ago
proceeds without faltering, and wraps up with an ending clearly meant to make the reader want to continue with the second book. It thankfully manages this ending without making it a cliffhanger, which earns it serious points. It is inevitable that anyone who has read Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora will draw comparisons between the two novels. I obviously haven’t read the rest of the Exodus trilogy, but on the basis of the first book compared with this point in the journey in KSR’s novel, I can truthfully say that I prefer Exodus. It has a bit more of the human element, and I never skimmed because the science elements got a little too much and went over my head. It’s definitely heaps more entertaining than Seveneves, that engaged me thoroughly for the first part, but proceeded to lose me towards the end of the second. At the same time, the very fact that Exodus is lacking in dramatics also disappointed me a bit. I think part of me secretly kind of craves the end of the world, and those are always my favorite scenes to read/watch. Exodus skims over the one part where Christensen had the license to be dramatic, and give us the epic fall of humanity (on Earth, at least). I found myself a bit disgruntled that the end was described with little more thought than one would give the bubbles of a fart in the bathtub. I’m guessing this is probably because Christensen plans to do more with the remnants of Earth later on, but he could simply have decided not to go the way of the big ba-da-boom and just gotten it over with. Regardless, it gave me a mild case of the pouts, but I got over it. Overall, Exodus is a well-told story that leaves you needing more of the story. There are very few stories that ignite that ‘must read next book’ flame inside me, but Christensen definitely succeeded. It’s a book that could have easily been expanded another quarter of its current size and remained satisfying, but I think by keeping it as trim as he did, he did himself and the story a favor. It’s too easy for science tangents to distract. Exodus stays plot focused, and reminded me pleasingly of Moonfall by Jack McDevitt.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
I'll look gir the second one
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed reading this and as soon as I finish writing this I will be buying the next two in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True science fiction. great plot gets you thinking
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy it. Worth every penny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great look into what might happen if a cataclysmic event happened on earth. good character development and plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed every page can't wait to pickup morefrom this author C.M.Mitchell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it.&