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Solomon's Arrow
by J. Dalton Jennings


Overview - It's the mid-twenty-first century. The oceans are rising, the world's population is growing, terrorist organizations are running rampant, and it has become readily apparent that humanity's destructive nature is at the heart of the matter.

When all faith in humanity seems lost, a startling proposal is announced: Solomon Chavez, the mysterious son of the world's first trillionaire, announces that he, backed by a consortium of governments and wealthy donors, will build an interstellar starship--one that will convey a select group of six thousand individuals, all under the age of fifty, with no living relatives, to a recently discovered planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system.  Read more...


 
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Overview
It's the mid-twenty-first century. The oceans are rising, the world's population is growing, terrorist organizations are running rampant, and it has become readily apparent that humanity's destructive nature is at the heart of the matter.

When all faith in humanity seems lost, a startling proposal is announced: Solomon Chavez, the mysterious son of the world's first trillionaire, announces that he, backed by a consortium of governments and wealthy donors, will build an interstellar starship--one that will convey a select group of six thousand individuals, all under the age of fifty, with no living relatives, to a recently discovered planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system. His goal is lofty: to build a colony that will ensure the survival of the human race. However, Solomon Chavez has a secret that he doesn't dare share with the rest of the world.

With the launch date rapidly approaching, great odds must be overcome so that the starship Solomon's Arrow can fulfill what the human race has dreamed of for millennia: reaching for the stars. The goal is noble, but looming on the horizon are threats nobody could have imagined--ones that may spell the end of all human life and end the universe as we know it.

Filled with action, suspense, and characters that will live on in the imagination, Solomon's Arrow will leave readers breathless, while at the same time questioning what humanity's true goals should be: reaching for the stars, or exploring the limits of the human mind?

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  • ISBN-13: 9781940456225
  • ISBN-10: 1940456223
  • Publisher: Talos
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 504
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - General
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Space Opera
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Jennings’s uneven debut, a space opera set in 2060, introduces silliness into a dramatic situation early on, making it hard for many readers to suspend disbelief. Richard Allison is the sole survivor of a plane that was bombed while in flight over the ocean. When the injured Allison is targeted by sharks, he is saved by “world-famous author and psychic detective” Bram Waters, who telepathically recruits a conveniently nearby school of dolphins to rescue Allison. Allison lives to pilot an expedition into outer space, taking advantage of new technology to transport more than 6,000 people on a 10-year journey to another planet that will serve as a new starting point for human civilization. Once the passengers and crew of the space ship arrive at their destination, they find themselves in a situation that will be familiar to Star Trek fans. Jennings’s poorly executed stock sci-fi plot won’t sustain interest, even for those willing to overlook an almost literal jumping of the shark. (July)

 
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