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A daring and resourceful paleontologist uncovers something at the infamous K-T boundary marking the end of dinosaurs in the fossil record - something big, dangerous, and absolutely, categorically impossible. It's a find that will catapult her to the Martian moon Phobos, then down to the crater-pocked desert of the Red Planet itself. For this mild-mannered fossil hunter may just have become Earth's first practicing xenobiologist!
A new hard SF thriller from best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint and ace game designer Ryk E. Spoor.
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By Blao on 02-02-17
Okay story ruined by the voiceactor's performance
First off the tempo of this reader's speech is TERRIBLE. He literaly makes a pause EVERY THREE WORDS no matter if there is a reason for that or no. What makes it worse is the fact that the pauses are as long as pauses between sentences and SHORTER than pauses between chapter sections. There has been multiplr times when a time skip happened in a chapter but I did not notice because he continued reading the sentence after the time skip imidiatelly after the previous one.
The story itself is not that bad, but it doee feel like the writers are more interested in writing a space opera with superhuman protagonist than a hard SF which this is supposed to be. The parts discussing alien possible sociology and physiology and the exploration of the alien station are interesting and are written in a convincing manner, but than pretty much anything related with the political background of the mission or the technology is often ridiculous. For some reason, this is an NASA only mission , with other powers seemingly blind to benefits of exploring an alien space station. The tech related to the sensors of the protagonist AJ might as well be magic.
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