The Artifact

The Artifact

by Patrick Astre

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ISBN-13: 9781627934381
Publisher: Salvo Press
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 380,478
File size: 298 KB

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Artifact 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
crazybatcow on LibraryThing 4 months ago
Well... this book is hard to rate because it's like a B movie. If you like B movies, you'd probably think this story deserves a 4, and if you don't like B movies, you'd probably give it a 2.It's not science fiction as I'd normally think of science fiction - it's more like an alien invasion type thing (think Independence Day but very low budget). The "reality" of the book is current day, not future, so, if the "alien" was from another country instead of another planet, this would be military fiction, not science fiction.For example, the author describes, in detail, the type of ammunition used, the weight capacities of helicopters, the nature of nuclear fusion, etc... which is good if you like that stuff, but it's not really science fiction, more like science fact (and no I have no idea how accurate the info is because I don't really do much research into how many rounds a specific weapon can hold - so it may not even be science fact).Lots of stereotypes: genius boy in a wheelchair, cop with dysfunctional relationship, spinster librarian... you name it, the stereotype is in here.Given all that... the story is definitely finish-able and, while a bit predictable, it has a nice pace.