Threshold

Threshold

by Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor

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ISBN-13: 9781451637779
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 742,582
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Eric Flint is the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, the most popular alternate history series today. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius series, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633, and 1634: The Baltic War, two novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on Crown of Slaves, a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly, and its sequel, Torch of Freedom. Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL, with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.

Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, NY, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writing time with his wife and sons. Baen published his first novel, Digital Knight, in 2003.

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Threshold 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BK95 More than 1 year ago
Great book!! It passes the time well and kept me entertained. Good byplay between the characters and lots of action. A little far fetched but that is why I read sci-fi. I highly recommend this and the one before this one to other sci-fi techies like myself.
PortiaLong on LibraryThing 17 days ago
Having not read the first book in this series yet I can't comment on the series as a whole or how this book builds upon the previous. There WAS, however, enough explanation of the backstory to allow me to enjoy this book well enough on its own.Fast-paced with an "action-adventure" feel but with enough of a nod to science to allow me to suspend my disbelief. A few too many "new" technologies for my taste, but that may be in part because some of them were freshly "new" in the first book. By this I mean that sometimes it seemed that the characters would introduce a new capability of their technology just in time to "save the day" ("Hey, Rocky, watch me put a rabbit out of this hat..."")Certainly readable and I might enjoy it even more when I go back and read the first book - I'll let you know.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 17 days ago
A few years after the events of Boundary, the space race is heating up as several more political entities are given engines. Ares Corporation has a money crunch, but finds a new Bemmie base on Ceres. The European Union is feeling shut out and forms a grand plan to steal a march on Ares via industrial espionage. A sociopathic security chief makes the situation worse, as the race for a possible base on one of Saturn's moons turns into a grand chase.