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by Chris J. Randolph

Stars Rain Down download ebook
ISBN:
1466346728
ISBN13:
978-1466346727
Author:
Chris J. Randolph
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 20, 2010)
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Pages:
506 pages
ePUB:
1226 kb
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1462 kb
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Category:
Science Fiction
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Rating:
4.5

Jack Hernandez lay on his stomach, looking down the sights of a matte-black assault rifle while sweat ran off him in rivulets k old fish

Jack Hernandez lay on his stomach, looking down the sights of a matte-black assault rifle while sweat ran off him in rivulets k old fish. Fifty meters beyond the tip of his barrel sat a target in the shape of a man. A man who was mocking him. He might have imagined that last part. Everybody else had qualified on their first day at the range, including Leonid Nikitin who hit every target with ease. He claimed he could blind a suicidal king at three hundred meters, and it was probably true

Sometimes, it takes a crisis to figure out who you really are. In the near future, an irreverent astronomer named Marcus Donovan discovers a strange relic hidden beyond Mars, and he commandeers an exploratory vessel under false pretenses to investigate.

In Randolph's not too distant future, mankind has established a colony on Mars and developed space travel to a somewhat better level than we have today, but a lot remains the same.

It was very well written, with great characters and plot. In Randolph's not too distant future, mankind has established a colony on Mars and developed space travel to a somewhat better level than we have today, but a lot remains the same.

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Author: Chris Randolph. Publisher: Oktopod Digital Press, 2010. Dominated by an enemy who shows neither compassion nor regret, the last remnants of mankind discover that every choice leads to unforeseen consequences, and mercy can triumph even in the face of mortal rage.

by Chris J. Randolph The older genetech crouched down beside him. The scientist might have been a mountain once, but decades of erosion had left him shriveled, withered and craggy

by Chris J. Randolph. To my parents, Barry and Christine, who’ve endured more of my day-dreaming, silliness and slacking than anyone ever could have expected. Thank you for literally everything. The older genetech crouched down beside him. The scientist might have been a mountain once, but decades of erosion had left him shriveled, withered and craggy. Our time has run out, Kai.

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Set in the near future, after mankind has solved the world's energy demands and established the first colony on Mars, Stars Rain Down tells the story of human civilization's end.
Reviews:
  • Tujar
Chris Randolph writes a pretty good sci-fi tale, along with the requisite aliens, new technology obtained by man, and the typical conflict between the aliens and mankind.

I judge my science fiction on a modified version of the Baen criteria, where the future technology has to be somewhat believable, if you have aliens they are not too gross and have names you can pronounce, and the overall plot / story lines have to have substance. Randolph hits it on most of these fronts, although I will say there were one heck of a lot of species of aliens.

Without having a spoiler, overall I think the story is pretty good and there is obviously an ending setup for a good sequel - I'd like to see how things play out if there is a sequel as I would buy it. I do think the last third of the book appeared rushed as there really wasn't much follow-up with the Marcus Donovan character as we are left with an unexplained year gap in the events, you go from a fairly moderate pace to rushing through each chapter with one central character, as well as no follow-up with the original bad guys.

I originally picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type this review I see the pricing in the Amazon Kindle Store is now $3.99 - I think you will get that much and more value, and if you're a science fiction fan you may want to give this one a shot. Here's to hoping there is a sequel!
  • Ghordana
I don't often do book reviews any more. As a writer myself, I found that I tend to get myself in trouble with them. Either people think I'm sucking up if I give a four or five star review, or they think I'm slamming a fellow writer if I give a three or less. However, this book is simply awesome, and I have decided that I will have to adopt a new policy - I will continue to buy as many books as I want, but I will only review those to which I can in good conscience give a five start review.

"Stars Rain Down" is one of those books. It was very well written, with great characters and plot. Editing was good, and I found myself lost in the story. My only complaint is that the sequel doesn't exist. I can only hope that the author rectifies that situation in the near future. :)

I have added this book to my "Books I Recommend" list on my website.
  • Jarortr
In Randolph's not too distant future, mankind has established a colony on Mars and developed space travel to a somewhat better level than we have today, but a lot remains the same. In the beginning of the book, we follow Jack Hernandez, search and rescue specialist, as he and his team makes extraordinary humanitarian efforts, and Marcus Donovan, astronomer and problem solver, who has spent years of his life searching for a mysterious object sometimes appearing in the asteroid field beyond Mars.

After getting an extraordinarily clear picture of the object that has been taunting him for so long, Marcus lies his way into an expedition to explore the asteroids. It's an adventure of a lifetime, the dream of a lifetime, and what awaits him is beyond anything he could have imagined. Oddly enough, there is no response from Earth when the group tries to report.

Meanwhile, Jack has been sent out on an emergency mission, and finds himself in a crashing helicopter. Once on the ground, there is nothing to be seen but dust and debris. The unthinkable has happened; the planet has been invaded, and all our weapons, cities, and technology are gone in the wink of an eye. Jack, who has always been a man of peace, a man living to help others, finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the survival of the human race.

Both men find themselves in for more than they ever expected, and in the end, purity of heart, faith, and empathy will decide the fate of both the survivors and the planet itself.

I have been looking forward to this book for quite some time, and I wasn't disappointed. Randolph paints out believable characters in a captivating and thought-provoking story. The first night reading the book, I kept telling myself, "Just one more chapter." Of course, one more chapter turned into another one, and one more after that, and I kept reading until my eyes couldn't stay open any longer.

The ending leaves some questions unanswered, and I'm hoping this means we'll see a sequel. "Stars Rain Down" is an excellent book by an excellent author!