The Engines of Dawn

The Engines of Dawn

by Paul Cook

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Overview

********"A lot of contemporary SF satisfies but doesn't excite. Cook's latest delivers everything you could want" -Science Fiction Chronicle.******** The great engines of the Enamorati have enabled humanity to travel the stars, but at what cost? Little is known of the jealously guarded engines while a complacent humanity slowly losses its edge and becomes increasingly dependant on mysterious alien technologies. However, when an engine failure strands a university ship, Professor Ben Bennet and a group of students challenge the status quo and start discovering hidden secrets that threaten the future of humanity itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604501902
Publisher: Arc Manor
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Paul Cook is a radio and television broadcaster who has twice won the award for St. Louis’s Best Music Format Personality. He appears on CBS affiliate KMOV's News 4 This Morning and hosts a drive-time radio, news, and entertainment show on CBS radio Y98fm. He works closely with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to raise awareness and financial support of the organization. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Engines of Dawn 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To me, this book is exactly opposite of what the first reviewer said. I loved the mystery, the subtle clues, the character development, the excitement, the action... I thought it was a very well rounded book, and I could not put it down. Interestingly enough, I was not able to get through 'Red Mars' by Kim Stanley Robinson because I found it too dry, but I think 'Red Mars' is more concerned about scientific details whereas 'Engines of God' focuses on the adventure and mystery, so I guess it all depends on which way you lean.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The character development was very weak, I couldn't empathise with any of them. The plot was ludicrous with far too many unlikely coincidences, the science and technology described was not at all believable, it just wasn't realistic. I had the distinct impresssion that Paul Cook was making up details just to support his lame plot - not as part of a consistent universe. Everything was weak: the character development was non-existent, the plot juvenile, the dialogue very weak, and the writing execrable. I felt bludgeoned by 'clues' about the Ennui throughout the plot - this heavy handedness makes the the reader feel very under-estimated. If you want an example of some extremely *good* science fiction, read 'Red Mars' by Kim Stanley Robinson instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago