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The Burning Dark (Spider War, 1) (edition 2015)

by Adam Christopher (Author)

Series: Spider War (1)

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"All is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station's reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station's systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard. Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman's voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past--or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?" --… (more)
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Title:The Burning Dark (Spider War, 1)
Authors:Adam Christopher (Author)
Info:Tor Books (2015), Edition: First, 352 pages
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Great idea for a story but the writing just didn’t carry it across. Occasional good, well written sections with mostly lacklustre prose. ( )
  libgirl69 | Jan 27, 2020 |
Wonderfully written book that delves into a scifi meditation on the nature of responsibility in war but suffers from a lack of strong editing and plotting. With style and atmosphere to spare, the book is paced well but the conclusion comes on in a rush that seems over edited. It seems repetitious in places that distract rather than build atmosphere. I will read the next in the series but I hope that the pacing is more consistent. ( )
  alexezell | Nov 14, 2018 |
Think The Ring/Ringu combined with that original Star Trek episode in which the crew lands on that planet with the gaseous, super powerful entity that only wants to play games because it is emotionally just a child. That's about it. Consistently derivative and often predictable, The Burning Dark is pretty much exactly what I expected it to be, yes, not all that good but still highly entertaining. There's even a reference to one of my favorite Texas rock bands. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
Think The Ring/Ringu combined with that original Star Trek episode in which the crew lands on that planet with the gaseous, super powerful entity that only wants to play games because it is emotionally just a child. That's about it. Consistently derivative and often predictable, The Burning Dark is pretty much exactly what I expected it to be, yes, not all that good but still highly entertaining. There's even a reference to one of my favorite Texas rock bands. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
Please read my full review here: http://realbooks4ever.tumblr.com/post/78979171692. ( )
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
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In the shadowland of the dead, she sat and cried for her husband, but the prison was sealed and she could not leave and nobody could hear her.
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"All is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station's reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station's systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard. Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman's voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past--or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?" --

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