Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Book Review : New Dawn by Andrew J Morgan

Synopsis : 

When you're 200 trillion miles from home . . . 
With mankind on the brink of economic collapse, a population growing at an unmanageable rate and a limited supply of natural resources, there is only one place we can look to for our future . . . the stars. A deep space mining tug is sent to a planet codenamed New Dawn to begin a mission to relocate humanity.

. . . the only person you can trust . . . is you
The mission falls into chaos when a crewmember dies unexpectedly. Geologist Jake Brooks must keep his wits about him to uncover what really happened—but are the confines of the ship clouding his judgment? Is there really a sinister motive behind the death—and the mission—or is he letting his mind get the better of him? What really awaits him on New Dawn? He must push on to reveal the truth, no matter who or what stands in his way . . .

Review :

At last I managed to finish another book from Mr. Morgan. I can say that this book is better than the first one, even though the first one have better premise. 

I can see that this book is stronger in term of writing style. I don't know how to say it but it was written like diary so maybe that's plus for me. The story actually is very simple. It just that it was quite long and not to the point. The main character is Jake. He is geologist. For some, he looks like wishy washy between wanting to be hero and not. But at the end of the day, he choose to uncover the mystery. To be honest, I still don't understand what the machine suppose to do. Maybe I am too stupid to understand scince fiction jargon. Or maybe the author are just too incoherent with the plot. It was not an easy read if you want to follow the science part. 

One thing I can say is this book is better than Vessel. It has steady pace. Still a long and quite boring story though. But nonetheless one good learning experience about science fiction. The characters are quite ordinary and simple. They are there just for the sake of being there. You don't miss anything bypassing them. The ending is too weak for my liking. There's no wow factor in the ending. It is what it is. I recommend this story for people who  want to read simple story about science fiction because it is not thriller or mystery.

My rating : 3.5 of 5


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