Echoes of Earth (Orphans Series #1)

Echoes of Earth (Orphans Series #1)

by Sean Williams, Shane Dix

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In the early 22nd century, humans' electronic reproductions, known as engrams, have been sent on fact-finding missions throughout the known universe-searching for signs of alien life.

But what they find exceeds their wildest dreams-in nightmarish proportions.

"Includes one of the most heart-stopping moments I've encountered in a novel in years." (Jack McDevitt)

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ISBN-13: 9780441008926
Publisher: Ace
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Series: Orphans Series , #1
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 4.36(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.22(d)

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Echoes of Earth (Orphans Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
seldombites on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually into Sci-Fi but I really enjoyed this book. Definitely a scary look at what could conceivably become of Humanity if we consider on our present course. It was a little difficult to get my head around different characters with the same name (and essentially the same identity), but this book is well worth a read!
rbrohman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While the overall ideas and storyline presented in this book felt a bit too familiar, the book was a quick enough read to keep me interested all the way through.As with many "first in a series" books, this novel had a really unsatisfying conclusion. I guess that's the hook for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will be stunned. The personalities are real, flawed, and engage your hopes, and your anger at their failings. The story line is astoundingly complex, and intellectually challenging. The varying levels of scientific sophistication in the several human and alien civilizations challenge the mind, and are based on plausible and sober projections of known trends in science. I was just flabbergasted to find such sophistication in a science fiction novel. The much touted 'Foundation' trilogy, by Azimov, is intellectually thin, with wooden character development, in comparison with the plot, personalities, and layers of conflict, doubt, and confusion to which the protagonists in Echoes of Earth must react. There is no puerile Hollywood ending. Read this for realistic (plausible) projections of future science, human evolution, and a rip-roaring mystery. Goodness me. What a book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading 'Orphans of Earth', the second in this series and after both books asked myself, 'Why?' Why would Williams & Dix, two of my preferred authors, write such disappointing junk? I have certainly enjoyed their books in the past. I read a lot of science fiction and these books are not IMHO up to the standards the authors have set for themselves in the past. Why would I continue to read these books? In hind sight I should have quit when I first commented to my wife that I felt like I was wasting my time. The potential was there but this series just doesn't deliver. There are too many really good books to read with too little reading time available to wade through this kind of stuff. I see there is a third one now ...NO WAY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors have created a spellbinding tale that draws you into the characters quickly and deeply. The plot is crafted in such a way as to lead you to conclusions that make the true outcome even more enjoyable. And the ending is complete enough to give closure, yet open enough to see many future possibilities. Truly an outstanding read.