Going into outer space calls to Astronaut Brooke Jones like the sirens of old, and when the chance to be part of the first manned mission to Mars arises, she is ecstatic. But little does she know the fate that awaits her on the surface of the red planet or the results of her encounter when she gets back to Earth.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
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The Infinite Within based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Brooke Jones wants to go to the moon but she seems to keep getting passed over. Then she is selected to be on the first mission to Mars. Unfortunately for her, during an accident that almost kills her, she manages to get a black hole in her brain. No one realizes this until after reentry onto Earth where she doesn’t feel the effects like her crew. Now Brooke is a target for the government, a corporation, and many others that want the black hole and are willing to do anything to get it. Brooke seemed a little naïve and I’m sorry to say that I really was not impressed by her relationship with her boyfriend. But the story did have me hooked and I really wonder about the possibilities of a black hole. I mean almost anything is possible with them. This is a great sci-fi read that doesn’t involve aliens but bigger possibilities. It’s one that I recommend you check out, it will have you up late trying to finish the book. I received The Infinite With in for free in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Ever since Brooke Jones was a little girl, she always wanted to go into space. She has been training for seven years with NASA. But now that she’s so close, it seems further away than ever. With each mission, they‘re sending females astronauts, but not her. Another day without a mission and 42-year-old Brooke is not getting any younger. Meanwhile, the control of outer space is no longer an American domain, and the President thinks that it is time for the country to go big – Mars - and Brooke is chosen for its first manned mission. However, the elated Brooke has no idea of what awaits her on the surface of the red planet. Written by Michael Drakich, The Infinite Within shows us how dangerous humans’ space ambition can be. I couldn't contain my smirk when NASA and budget cuts are mentioned in The Infinite Within. NASA, in this story, is relying on other countries and a private sponsor for support in terms of budget and machinery necessary for their space missions. No matter how you look at it, Michael Drakich penned down this issue too close to home. That aside, I find this sci-fi tale very entertaining, although the prose and dialogue are not always sharp. The plot is decent; almost halfway through the book, it starts to get predictable. Even so, it still able to satisfy the readers until the end. In terms of characterization, I like the tough female protagonist Brooke. Overall, a sci-fi tale not without faults, but nonetheless pleasurable to read.