by Eric Brown
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Helix by Eric Brown

Helix is a fast-paced action adventure novel following the plight of four humans when they crashland on what they think is a desolate, ice-bound planet. Daylight brings the discovery that the planet is one of thousands arranged in a vast spiral wound about a central sun. They set off to discover a more habitable, Earth-like world and come across strange races of aliens, and life-threatening perils, on their way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844164721
Publisher: Rebellion
Publication date: 05/22/2007
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 527,001
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Born in West Yorkshire, England in 1960, Brown has lived in Australia, India, and Greece. He began writing when he was fifteen and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. His story “The Time-Lapsed Man” won the Interzone readers’ roll for the most admired story of 1988. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for his short stories and has published over twenty books: SF novels, collections, books for teenagers and younger children, as well as radio plays, articles and reviews. His latest books include the collection Threshold Shift, the novella The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne, and the children's book Crazy Love. He is married to the writer and mediaevalist Finn Sinclair, and has one daughter, Freya. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. His website can be found at: : http://ericbrownsf.port5.com/

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Helix 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story that takes place in the near future '2095' when the earth is dying out. It's the story of humanity's last chance of survival sending out a space ship to a nearby star system to set up a colony. The story focuses on 4 human characters and a few alien races that are encountered along the way. The journey is very imaginative and fast paced. There are some scientific flaws that must be overlooked but it's a small price to pay to enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading both books back to back i found myself completly lost in other worlds. Other probabilities that did occasionally rise had me pause me to consider the relationships that currently face this world we now live in. Helix first then Helix wars. I am not a Si-Fi fan. But now certainly a fan of the auhthor whose vision reaches beyond the horizon. Thank you for a glimpse into your worlds
Anonymous 4 months ago
in the tradition of great space adventure and exploration. Even the aliens are human in the most interesting ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining. Oz in space. Fun easy read don't expect a masterpiece and just go for the ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story with an original plot. I look forward to the next book.
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Alebelly More than 1 year ago
It's a fun, easy book to read. If you enjoy your Sci-fi with little emphasis placed on the science part, then this book is for you.
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Good enough to buy a hardcopy. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun SCIFI i enjoyed myself.
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TheBlackabys More than 1 year ago
This book was a real page turner. Brown has created a world that begs to be explored. Nothing life-changing but very entertaining.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I found this book slow, boring, and derivative. The very premise is of course taken from Niven's Ringworld (giant ring around an alien sun, with a habitable area equal to millions of Earths), based on the earlier Dyson's sphere concept. So already, there needs to be a good reason to re-visit this idea, and I don't think there is one. The pacing is slow, and the characters act in highly unlikely ways. The aliens seem to me to be cliches. Disclosure - I tried my best, but gave up after about 150 pages. Perhaps it gets better, but I couldn't take it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weak scifi. I want my $ back Barnes&Noble.