Reviews tagged "space travel"

 

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Amy doesn’t want to leave behind her boyfriend, her life, and the planet Earth itself. But to be with her parents, she joins them in cryogenic sleep aboard the generation ship Godspeed, which will colonize Centauri-Earth in three hundred years. When she wakes, though, it’s fifty years too early — and the Godspeed has changed. […]

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Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

I admit it: I’m not much of a science nerd. So sometimes hard sci-fi is pretty difficult for me to follow, much less enjoy. On the other hand, Night Train to Rigel was just up my alley: fluffy, goofy “science” fiction that features an intergalactic railway as the primary setting for an action-packed — okay, […]

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The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald

Lieutenant Jodenny Scott’s last space voyage ended in disaster, when her ship was destroyed by a terrorist bombing. After an interminable recovery on the planet Kookabura, she finally manages to get a place on a new ship, the Aral Sea. Jodenny soon finds herself with more than she can handle: not only is she running […]

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Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead

In the space station Gotham, stationed a shuttle’s travel from Earth, Spencer Reston is having strange and disturbing dreams. His quest to discover the source and meaning of his nightmares eventually takes him to both Mars and Earth, and leads him to encounters with ancient aliens, the remote reaches of India, and a final confrontation […]

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Empyrion by Stephen Lawhead

(Note: this book contains two novels — The Search for Fierra and The Siege of Dome — which tell one continuous story.) Orion Treet is sent to chronicle the growth of a fledgling colony on the planet Empyrion, but the unpredictability of space-time travel lands him several thousand years into the colony’s existence. Now, two […]

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The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn

This is a book of surprises, where almost everybody has a secret and you keep finding out that the situation is completely different from what you thought it was. Jordan McKell and his alien partner, Ixil, are independent traders. But then they’re also smuggling for a galactic druglord. And then there’s a mysterious official in […]

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The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis

Lewis is of course one of the greatest Christian authors and apologists of the twentieth century; it goes without saying that his works earn high moral recommendations. The Space Trilogy — Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength — deserves every bit as much praise as any of his other fictional works. […]

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