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Nexus : Ascension
by Robert Boyczuk and Erik Mohr

Overview - After returning from a thirty-year trade mission, the crew of the Ea wake from cryonic suspension to find that their home world, Bh'Haret, is dead. "Screamer" satellites have been strung around their planet warning of a plague. A scan of the surface of Bh'Haret reveals no trace of human life - only crumbling cities.  Read more...

 
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Overview
After returning from a thirty-year trade mission, the crew of the Ea wake from cryonic suspension to find that their home world, Bh'Haret, is dead. "Screamer" satellites have been strung around their planet warning of a plague. A scan of the surface of Bh'Haret reveals no trace of human life - only crumbling cities. Their fuel and other supplies nearly exhausted, the crew has little choice but to make planet fall on Bh'Haret, infected with a virulent and deadly disease. In a desperate scramble to save themselves, the crew members of the Ea must each, in his or her own way, come to terms with the death of their world - and try to rekindle a belief in the possibility of life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780981374680
  • ISBN-10: 0981374689
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: August 2010
  • Page Count: 382


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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-06-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Boyczuk's grim first novel has no connection to the Mike Rude comic book of the same name, but in typical comic-book fashion, gadgets and scenery trump characterization, and female characters are relegated to emoting, nurturing, and providing sex. Surrounding the typecasting, however, are page-turning thrills aplenty. Centuries-old long-haul spacefarers Sav and Liis arrive at their homeworld of Bh'Haret with two bureaucrats as cargo. The planet broadcasts nothing but plague warnings, but with vital supplies near exhaustion, the four must don space suits and brave the ravaged surface. They depend on one another for survival, but mutual distrust may prove as deadly as the plague. Boyczuk borrows from sources as diverse as Tolkien, Star Wars, and Alan Moore, and integrates the miscellany admirably into a fast-paced plot. The dystopian human dynamics, on the other hand, are the stuff of an epic nihilistic hangover. (Aug.)

 
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