Newfoundland [NOOK Book]

Overview

A new habitable planet is found. Mankind rejoices.


When colonists arrive, a journalist uncovers a huge secret. His team is kidnapped. People die. Earth sends in an ex-detective. He digs too far and gets in way over his head. No one knew the bad guys will stop at nothing to preserve their secret. It can only end one way - violently.


A story of love, corruption and war on an epic scale.

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Newfoundland

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Overview

A new habitable planet is found. Mankind rejoices.


When colonists arrive, a journalist uncovers a huge secret. His team is kidnapped. People die. Earth sends in an ex-detective. He digs too far and gets in way over his head. No one knew the bad guys will stop at nothing to preserve their secret. It can only end one way - violently.


A story of love, corruption and war on an epic scale.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033261574
  • Publisher: Martijn van Waveren
  • Publication date: 5/26/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 158,607
  • File size: 929 KB

Meet the Author

ABOUT MY WORK


Ever inspired by the greats like Isaac Asimov, I have always been fond of science fiction that focuses equally on science but also the fiction, and isn't afraid of adding a healthy dose of politics and socio-economics. Something that isn't afraid to push the envelope doesn't hurt either.


My first novel, Newfoundland, is a story of social movements, political corruption, love, conspiracy and the devastating effects of violence, set during an ill-fated colonisation of a newly discovered planet. Unsurprisingly, it isn't short on politics and socio-economics. Nor is it afraid of doing its own thing.


I have several others projects on the go. A futuristic detective story brimming with mystery, tension and philosophy. A fast-paced, smart-mouthed look at the effects of celebrity status on the champions of a fictional sport. And, of course, a spiritual successor to Newfoundland of epic proportions.


My aim; pay tribute to the greats of science fiction yet do something new with the genre. To create a bridge for newcomers. And of course, to entertain as many science fiction lovers as possible.


ABOUT ME


Born in The Netherlands, I moved to Edinburgh at the young age of 13. After high school and university, I did a variety of job in both the financial and catering sectors, before embarking on some travels in the US. I'm currently back in a financial office again.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    First the good news: it was free. It's mostly downhill after th

    First the good news: it was free. It's mostly downhill after that. First, this book must have skipped the editing process. it is full of typos and grammatical errors to the extent that some sentences must be reread a few times to understand exactly where they're going. Beyond that, the conversational style is very stilted and doesn't flow well. This may be intentional as a means to show these people have never been to earth or it may reflect the fact that the author is not [I think] a native English speaker. Either way, it gets in the way of what story there is. What also gets in the way of the story is the repeated over-reactions displayed by the main characters. It is difficult to understand the motivation behind these knee jerk reactions in what should be ordinary conversations. I'm not doing a good job describing this but you'll know it when you see it. Now the confession: I've only read 20% of the book. I'm really pushing hard to keep going, hoping it gets better. If I do and it does, I'll revise this review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Okay

    It tried to be a great space epic. It didn't come close. The tale just didn't have excitement. It just ploded along.

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