Settling a new planet and teleportation!
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Book Case Club is an inexpensive book subscription. They send two books in your choice of genre every month (or quarterly if you pick Cookbooks or Military History).
They have eight category choices available: Teenage Dreams, Thrill Seeker, Strange Worlds, Read to Me, Blind Date, Booking for Love, Quarterly Cookbooks, and Quarterly Military History. I’m still crossing my fingers that they add a literary fiction category soon.
I’ve been receiving the strange worlds box for a while now, and I have definitely found some page-turners that I never would have discovered on my own.
The Fold by Peter Clines
I have always been fascinated with teleportation, so I am excited to read this book.
STEP INTO THE FOLD.
IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE.
The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.
That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.
The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.
Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.
As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.
Proxima by Stephen Baxter
This science fiction novel gets mixed reviews. I really like the idea of homesteading on a new planet, so I’m keen to give it a go. Anyone read it?
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, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship…loneliness…emptiness, even as war brews in the solar system.
But that’s where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn’t voluntary. It must be coerced.
I’m acquiring quite the collection of books about bazaar worlds and brave heroes. I’m interested in both of these books and will be starting The Fold this weekend. If you’re interested in HERE., make sure to use code Beeju15 to save 15%
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