Proxima

Proxima

Book - 2014
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"Mankind's future in this galaxy could be all but infinite.... There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years--and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced..."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Roc Hardcover, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2013
ISBN: 9780451467706
0451467701
Characteristics: 468 pages

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casem
Jul 01, 2016

I liked the setting and development of the novel. It has elements of good hard science fiction but ends with many unresolved issues. This is OK as long as the sequel convincingly fills the gaps.

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ANKUR ARORA
Aug 26, 2015

Tale of an unforgiving universe and the prime imperative to explore it.

Why? Because it is there.

Shakti May 20, 2015

I love sci-fi and I liked this story, the ending was rushed and stupid though

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thereseq
Dec 07, 2014

Proxima is a good but not great sci-fi novel, imaginative, involving, with interesting and stimulating ideas. Some of the characters are not well-developed, and of course there are unlikely elements, but the notion of a planet with an endless day is a provocative one.

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richhud thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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