IVIS BO DAVIS grew up on a potato farm outside the tiny town of Filer in southern Idaho, which may well have fueled his thirst for adventure since little excitement seemed to happen there. A veteran of the Viet Nam conflict, he discovered more adventure than he really wanted during the war and the social unrest that followed. Now he writes science fiction to explore the universe without actually giving unfriendly strangers the opportunity to shoot at him. Bo lives in Garland, Texas, USA, with his wonderful wife, Elaine, and a beautiful blue-eyed beauty in the form of a snow white cat named Lenny.
Xterra Conspiracyby Ivis Bo Davis
EARTH WILL SOON BURN IN THE FIRES OF SOLAR RADIATION
When scientists discover the Earth's electromagnetic shield is failing, all mankind must set aside their differences and work together to send colony ships out into the galaxy or mankind will perish in the fires of solar radiation. The problems they face - scientific, social, economic and political - are enormous.… See more details below
EARTH WILL SOON BURN IN THE FIRES OF SOLAR RADIATION
When scientists discover the Earth's electromagnetic shield is failing, all mankind must set aside their differences and work together to send colony ships out into the galaxy or mankind will perish in the fires of solar radiation. The problems they face - scientific, social, economic and political - are enormous.
Set into a tragic backdrop of fear, despair, greed and self-sacrifice, comes a powerful story. Young Edward Todd Ward II and his two brilliant friends are geniuses selected as colonists for the first colony excursion. When they uncover a diabolical conspiracy to subvert the new colonies into political and economic slavery, there's only one thing left to do - fight back secretly. As the launch date approaches, the power-brokers discover the trio know too much and order them stopped at any cost - even as the world explodes into violent anarchy by those who will be left behind to die.
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Overall the book was an interesting read. A different take on the downfall of Earth as we know it. I really liked the elaborate explanation that is used to show why the Earth is ultimately dying. It gave me nightmares. Man, did we screw up the planet! I also liked how Ivis captured a father's love for his daughter. I want to give it more stars but there were just some things that didn't quite sit right for me as a reader. There isn't a lot of foreshadowing. It looked like there was maybe one attempt, but then it was forgotten. There is also the element of God dropped in. When I say "dropped" I mean dropped. It just sort of hits you from left side and then keeps walking. I feel like it needed to be threaded throughout the entire book, not just thrown in there. I also couldn't connect with Todd. He seemed to lack a realness to him. I know he's supposed to be a rich kid that doesn't have a lot of friends, but his personality and way he interacted even with Randy wasn't on par for a teen his age- even one that is supposed to be way more mature than his age. He seemed more like an AI than a real person- perhaps that is something that Ivis wanted and plans on using later in the series. I don't know. I'd recommend this book for people that like sci-fi, futuristic fantasy. Or those that dig a twist to the end of the world.
This book took a little effort for me to get into the story.Most of the elements of the plot set up seemed extreme.The board of directors weren't just consumed by greed and unfeeling towards anyone besides themselves,they worshipped Satan as well.But it would have been easy to overlook this fact because it is just mentioned once in the entire novel.Most of the charcters going on the Ark are genius level which makes sense.But 2 of the main characters have 2 PhDs each, are some of the wealthiest people in the world due to their inventions and are only 15 years old.They take it to that extreme level. There are multiple conspiracies occurring throughout the novel.Most seem to be like a house of cards.If even one small detail were changed they would crumble.Truthfully that is to be expected as most conspiracies rely on secreracy and luck to work especially in novels.The UN has fostered a single world government but there are still Russian generals and some countries in the Middle east apparently.It would have been nice to see the background on this.It is possible this will be explained later as there were some examples of things being explained after they had been talked about for a while in the novel.One example is the SS of the UN.They are talked about from almost the beginning of the book but the readers isn't told what the SS is until page 62.At other times, expalnations seem to go to the point of lecturing.This is especially true with most of the science details so most people might actually like and need this level of detail. A couple of nitpicking details.There were a couple of simple typos.A period was used in place of a comma and bye was used in place of by once.The other thing happened in a dream near the beginning of the book.An asteroid field is said to have 8 times the mass of the earth's sun.An asteroid field that big would mess up orbits of planets as it flew by them.That is just too big even for a dream. These are the weak points of the book.There is plenty to like about the book as well.Once you get into the heart of the story,the plot becomes an intricate and exciting intrigue story.The story flows nicely and is a fun read.As mentioned, there are several secret groups working on their own secret agendas.Some of these agendas are working towards the similar goals while some of course are headed towards extremely different goals.These agendas could change the very future of mankind.Once you get to know the characters, you will grow to really like them.The villians are suitably evil and easy to dislike. I especially liked that the author kept the language very clean.I am tired of reading books were most of the characters only seem to love cursing especially one certain word.A lot of people will say that is just how people talk, but while most people I know will cuss every once in a while, most don't use that particular word. This is the first installment of a series.There are at least 4 installments planned.As an introduction novel,this seems to be a very good set up for the rest of the series.I have a feeling the series will continue to get better as it continues.i look forward to seeing the series develop.