The Omega Project

The Omega Project

by Steve Alten
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The Omega Project 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading about communists' dream of computer aided mind controlled utopia, quotes by such men as Stalin and Obama and ridiculous far-fetched evolution drivel than this is the book for you. But, if you believe in the freedom of choice, individuality, the dangers of communism, and resent being beaten over the head regarding the dangers of mankind to planet Earth then this book will only serve to piss you off and scare you knowing that there are people who actually believe in such absurdity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Mr. Alten's books from the beginning. Love his style and ability to tell a story, except for The Omega Project. I just did not enjoy the story....I feel the idea was great, but the execution of the story left me frustrated and confused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems like it was written by a teenager looking for a movie deal. Im a big SF fan, but this book is a candidate for Mystery Science 3000. Giving up on page 137/350. Where can i get my 10 bucks back?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written, childish characters and inconsistent butchering of basic physics. Fantasy is fine if that's the intent but to tie into present day as sci-fi for me makes it painful to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alten's best in a long line of great reads. Fast paced and thrilling with enough plot twists to keep you guessing the entire ride. Mixing science fiction and science fact so seamlessly you are filled with a need to research for yourself to find out what is real today and what is a prediction of what may come. The characters are deep and believable enough that you can't help to empathize with them. A strong blend of 2001:A Space Odyssey with H.G. Wells "The Time Machine". An instant classic which ranks right up there with these works of Sci-Fi legend. A must read.
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I can barely put into words the pure joy and entertainment I got out of this novel!
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BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of Steve Alten for a number of years, since I first read MEG, probably in 2005 or so. None of his succeeding books have evoked quite the terror and sheer creepiness that one did but all have had certain qualities that keep me coming back for more and The Omega Project has kept up the tradition. A few elements of this book bothered me somewhat, especially the lack of worldbuilding regarding the Great Die-off and the quick jump from one story arc to another. In fact, there may be too many ideas so that none seem to be fully explored but I still enjoyed the overall concept. In particular, I’m always won over by man’s insertion into a world so vastly different from ours and Robert’s finding himself on an Earth of the very distant future was quite engaging. However, I have to say the overdone preachiness left me cold and had me skipping pages. I can’t claim to be a hard-core science fiction reader since I find some of it inaccessible because of an overabundance of scientific fact and/or theory that I don’t want or understand well or because it’s too heavy on the military theme. I like the kind that just offers a cracking good story with well-crafted character and plot development and strong worldbuilding. With some reservations, particularly regarding worldbuilding, moralizing and pacing, The Omega Project misses the mark a bit but is still enjoyable. I’ll be interested in seeing where Mr. Alten turns his attention next.
HollyBerry2 More than 1 year ago
Just too wired!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steve Alten has written another SciFi classic!  This story has large scale characters, settings, themes and story telli ng!  Heroes such as Robert Ike Eisenbraun who must traverse the world of the future after being frozen for 12  million years. (Or is he merely dreaming?)  He is guided by ABE, a computer chip in his brain giving Ike instant access to valuable information.  He is helped by Oscar, a land dwelling cephalopod of the future.  They must battle tsunami waves, steep climbs, futuristic reptiles, the AI super computer GOLEM, transhuman hybrids and st rrange creatures to survive and set the world back to normal.   We are taken from post Great Die Off earth to fro zen Antarctica to the Oceanus Submersable Sphere to future earthnwith giant redwood forests and beach front shores pounded by massive tidal waves.  Themes of love, hate, revenge, forgiveness, loyalty and sacrifice are  intergral parts of the story.  I highly recommend reading this book, then immeadiately reading it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the read. Best book ive read all year
VicG More than 1 year ago
Steve Alten in his new book, “The Omega Project” published by Forge Books  introduces us to Robert Eisenbraun . From the back cover:   On the brink of a disaster that could end all human life on earth, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun joins a team of scientists in Antarctica on a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to mine a rare ore that would provide for Earth’s long-term energy needs. But as he and the rest of the team train under the ice shelf in preparation for the long journey, trouble erupts, and before they embark Eisenbraun is the odd man out, put into cold sleep against his will…. When Robert wakes, he finds the ship deserted and not functional. He escapes to the surface of an Earth terribly changed. The plan has gone horribly wrong, but as he adapts to a hostile environment, he realizes that there is still a way to accomplish what his mission had set out to achieve. But he also discovers that he faces a new adversary of the most unlikely sort. For now,  his own survival and that of the woman whose love has sustained him in his darkest hours depend on the defeat of a technological colossus partly of his own making. Confronting a foe that knows him almost as well as he knows himself, he faces the prospect of depending on resources that he has reason to believe will be available on one particular night of a full moon, a night foretold by a mysterious unseen ally to be a pivotal moment for the fate of the earth. The game has changed, and Earth’s future depends on him and him alone. Back in the Sixties Author D. F. Jones gave us a trilogy about a supercomputer that took over the world called, “Colossus”.  The late Michael Crichton wrote books about science that no matter the safeguards something went terribly wrong.  Now Steve Alten gives us a story about the future that combines the two.  In the future the Earth is in terrible shape to the point where we have to mine on the moon of Jupiter.  This was decided by Eisenbraun’s computer creation, GOLEM.  So the future astronauts go into training.  When Eisenbraun comes out of deep freeze the world is in worse trouble and only he can save it.  Okay, “The Omega Project” is a very exciting thriller that is well written.  It has twists and turns that will keep you guessing.  It is science fiction mixed with espionage.  What I didn’t like was the language and the sex.  If it were a movie it would be “R” rated.  For me this detracts seriously from the book.  If this is not a problem for you then you will like this book a lot. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steve Alten writes science fiction based in facts,thus making this a possible truth in the next fifty to one hundred years. The blend of the global warming, and human relationships,mixed with the possible solution is just a thrilling page turner, could not put this book down!!! Definitely a MUST READ!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to get this!!!!!!