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Paperback Details
  • 12/2020
  • 979-8578586583
  • 344 pages
  • $11.99
Audio Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9780996154482
  • 344 pages
  • $9.99
Ebook Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9780989998796 B086YLNZMQ
  • 344 pages
  • $2.99
K3+

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Humanity is on the brink of change - whether it be catastrophic or utopian. When the colonization of Mars ends in failure, a new initiative begins with the survival of mankind at stake. As mass exodus to space leads to WWIII, one man's vision for a utopian society free of inequality, exploitation, and cruelty leads to explosive exploration across the galaxies and ultimately the fate of the human race.
Reviews
Acosta’s science fiction dystopia is a love letter to space exploration. Federico “Fedrix” Tarifa is on a mission to save humanity. As a member of the Space Initiative, a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand civilization into space, Fedrix lives on a spacecraft traveling the universe in search of perfect locations to build Dyson swarms, which are self-sufficient rotating habitats constructed around stars. Humans developed this advanced technology in hopes the rotating habitats would provide safe homes for humanity, which is on the brink of overpopulation and chaos resulting from climate change.

The meticulous details carefully interwoven into this fascinating future allow for a fully immersive experience. The existence described is in many ways utopian: technological advancements allow people not to grow old, injury is extremely rare, and people communicate through thoughts and levitate objects with their fingertips. No detail is forgotten; it’s even mentioned that the clothing is engineered to repel dirt. Several beautiful images help build the setting and give readers crisp illustrations of the Dyson swarm concept.

While at times this book’s extensive definitions of technology can read more like a textbook, hyperlinks are provided to allow readers a quick definition of key words. The need to step out of the story to read these definitions will put off some readers, but the desire to continue following Fedrix on his adventures pulls attention back to the plot. Acosta has clearly done his research on space exploration and Dyson swarms, bringing a high level of expertise to a fascinating subject. His authority reigns on the pages and creates a believable futuristic reality. Readers looking for a dense, technology-driven sci-fi will enjoy immersing themselves in this future in which humanity sets its sights on inhabiting the universe.

Takeaway: Science fiction fans will enjoy this technology-rich space exploration book with a meticulously crafted setting.

Great for fans of: Dennis Taylor We Are Legion (We Are Bob), Stephen Baxter.

Production grades
Cover: B
Design and typography: B+
Illustrations: A+
Editing: A-
Marketing copy: A+

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 12/2020
  • 979-8578586583
  • 344 pages
  • $11.99
Audio Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9780996154482
  • 344 pages
  • $9.99
Ebook Details
  • 04/2020
  • 9780989998796 B086YLNZMQ
  • 344 pages
  • $2.99

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