Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales

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CHARACTERS Ç Adrift on the Sea of Rains When a nuclear war breaks out and the nations of the Earth are destroyed it maroons a group of astronauts on the Moon. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewLiterary Hard SF Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales I ve been getting pushes from a lot of my SF buddy reading friends to tackle the uartet series the 4 books Here I m limiting myself reviewing wise to just the first book for now later on What we have here is SF at its finest If there s a heaven and a hell for SF works this one definitely belongs to the high spheres The novel s subject matter The Apollo programme went much further than in reality and it was also used to establish a reality shattering technology that aimed to switch between universes Seems easy and belonging to the mundane spectrum of SF right NoYou can read the rest of this review elsewhere

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CHARACTERS Ç Adrift on the Sea of Rains Ce they do how will they return home They have one Lunar Module which can carry only four astronauts into lunar orbit. The first book in this uartet sets the tone nicely a disaffected astronaut one of several is marooned on the moon and the only hope of returning to Earth lies in a strange device called a torsion field generatorThis story is short but beautifully written and immaculatively researched You still get a lot of bang for your buck Sales sets up some wonderful resonances but I won t spoil it for youOverall a great read and exactly the kind of science fiction I d like to spend my time reading accessible ambitious genuine and thoroughly researched

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CHARACTERS Ç Adrift on the Sea of Rains Using the torsion field generator they hope to find an alternate Earth that did not suffer nuclear armageddon But on. Apollo 16 s LM ascent stage Orion approaches command module Casper 23 April 1972Look Really LOOK Here is the literal apogee of human endeavour a spacecraft just lifted from a foreign celestial body journeying home to that blue smudge hanging in the blackness beyond Have you ever seen anything so achingly analogue No forget analogue this is borderline steampunk crumpled paper thin skin a guidance system with less computing power than your labradoodle s pacemaker and the perfect beauty of shape and finish dictated by function not aesthetics Move along Jonathan Ive move along nothing for you to see or do hereGrowing up with the space race meant that Apollo was and is my porn my heroin a flawed and perfect endeavour either the greatest single act of our species or the most pointlessly expensive piece of Cold War dick waving possible or both or neitherApollo themed fiction though is relatively rare at first glance it seems a narrow limited palette for an author with little potential for teasing out new narrative journeys This then is the challenge that Ian Sales has taken on and met with Adrift on the Sea of Rains an intriguing little curate s egg balanced somewhere between a short story and a novellaThere s a lot packed into very few pages here deft flashbacks reveal how we got to the novel s opening page abandoned astronauts on the lunar surface with a lifeless post armageddon Earth hanging above their bleak horizonFront and centre is Colonel Vance Peterson an unreliable and as the novel unfolds increasingly unlikeable character whose extreme jihadic anti communism and total belief in his causes s righteousness may just have led him and our species to this point Peterson and his crew are simply existing in a primitive lunar habitat watching their food and air dwindle still technically alive but really in essence deadOh goody I do like the total abandonment of all hope and joy in a novel it s The Road in a vacuum without even a shopping cart for comic relief But curses that s not where Sales is taking us There s a MacGuffin the astronauts only hope is a Nazi wonder weapon that might or might not be able to open alternate timelines and histories Mid read this didn t work for me it all seemed too easy feckless lazy welfare scrounger writing Wrong Christian sooo wrong Y see the thing about alternate timelines is that Your Mileage May Vary not every one is how can I put this divergent This reader was happily fooled by the Twilight Zone sleight of hand Sales deploys to deliver his ending not uite sucker punched but pleased I hadn t smart arsed it out Adrift is almost fable like in places you need to just go with it and not Poirot too much at the decisions and actions of the characters The story stops dead at 71% on the Kindle denouement delivered That s cheeky I thought but this is no scam Adrift is a little acronym heavy in places so an abbreviations list is a necessity for those poor souls who don t know the difference between a TEI and a TLI you really don t want to get them confused The genius here though is how this simple appendix then arcs into a brilliant reworking of the Apollo timeline we know extending it out and onwards towards the one which Colonel Peterson and his crew stand at the end of Keep reading people it s a lovely structural conceitSales describes this as part one of an Apollo uartet More of the same will do just fine thank you IanThe Apollo Image ArchiveThe picture that opens this review is taken from the Apollo Image Archive which is definitely worth a good clickaround Oh and btw that s not a batch processed Instagram retro filter you can see applied to the whole collection it s history


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    Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales Ian Sales è 0 CHARACTERS If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewLiterary Hard SF Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales I’ve been getting pushes from a lot of my SF buddy reading friends to tackle the uartet series the 4 books Here I’m limiting myself reviewing wise to just the first book for now later on What we have here is SF at its finest If there’s a heaven and a hell for SF works this one definitely belongs to the high

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    FREE READ Adrift on the Sea of Rains Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales This is likely excellent if you like well grounded hard SF in an alternate universe a advanced Apollo programme leaves astronauts s

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    FREE DOWNLOAD õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è Ian Sales Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales Ian Sales è 0 CHARACTERS 35 stars This novella reminded me pleasantly of reading Tiptree right down to the ending Something about the era I suppose Some of the technical jargon and acronyms got tiresome but will appeal to people who love the Apollo mission era

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    Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales Apollo 16's LM ascent stage Orion approaches command module Casper 23 April 1972Look Really LOOK Here is the literal apogee of human endeavour a spacecraft just lifted from a foreign celestial body journeying home

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    Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales FREE DOWNLOAD õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è Ian Sales Ian Sales è 0 CHARACTERS Commander Vance Peterson has been stuck on a base on the moon for two years together with eight other astronauts after the Earth annihilated itself in nuclear war Each astronaut is handling the difficult situation in their own way A strange device made during WW2 enables the castaways to find alternate Earths in the sky When they finally see an undamaged Earth with a space station in orbit around it the astronauts mus

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    FREE READ Adrift on the Sea of Rains Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales Ian Sales è 0 CHARACTERS Adrift of the Sea of Rains follows the decaying fortunes of a group of American astronauts stationed on the Moon in alternate historical version of the late Cold War The United States and Soviet Union have in this timeline done the unthinkable and nuked each other and the rest of the world to oblivion While this

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    Adrift on the Sea of Rains (E–pub New) ß Ian Sales Ian Sales è 0 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è Ian Sales The first book in this uartet sets the tone nicely a disaffected astronaut one of several is marooned on the moon and the only hope o

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  • Paperback
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  • Adrift on the Sea of Rains
  • Ian Sales
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
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