As I get older I wonder at time if my reading speed has slowed down And as I struggle with some of the complicated or intricate books, they just seem to take longer But not this book This was a grabber, a thriller And just plain hard to put down The characterization could have been better And maybe our main pov character could have had obvious general skills But a great book Certainly it could have had a better title Not high art 4. 5 of 5. Suarez has done his homework for this near future asteroid mining SF thriller The book is set in the early 2030s, which seems very soon for some of the technology it extrapolates It gets melodramatic at times, and the characterizations can be perfunctory But it s a good tale well told, with some nice twists, and boy, do those pages turn Strong 4 stars Recommended, especially for hard SF fans. Itinerant Cave Diver James Tighe Receives An Invitation To Billionaire Nathan Joyce S Private Island, He Thinks It Must Be A Mistake But Tighe S Unique Skill Set Makes Him A Prime Candidate For Joyce S High Risk Venture To Mine A Near Earth Asteroid With The Goal Of Kick Starting An Entire Off World Economy The Potential Rewards And Personal Risks Are Staggering, But The Competition Is Fierce And The ¹ Delta-V ê Download by õ Daniel Suarez Stakes Couldn T Be HigherIsolated And Pushed Beyond Their Breaking Points, Tighe And His Fellow Twenty First Century Adventurers Ex Soldiers, Former Astronauts, BASE Jumpers, And Mountain Climbers Must Rely On Each Other To Survive Not Only The Dangers Of A Multi Year Expedition But The Harsh Realities Of Business In Space They Re Determined To Transform Humanity From An Earth Bound Species To A Space Faring One Or Die Trying 5 Far Stars for the Konstantin I should have been sleeping when I read this book but it was so good I had to stay up until the very end I love reading anything about space, whether it s hard science or science fiction, a fun space opera or a serious article, it doesn t matter as long as it takes me to that otherworldly place in the sky that most of us can only dream about visiting And this book did just that From the beginning of the crew s training, through the laughter and tears, and every new first on their four year journey, all the way to that final edge of your seat, re entry, I felt like I was right there with them the entire time I worked as a NASA contractor for quite a few years and live just a few minutes from Marshall Space Flight Center so my passion for space exploration and all things space related runs quite deep so I love when a A must read Like everything Suarez has written it is hard to put down This is his best book since Daemon Anyone interested in commercial space, asteroid mining, or just a great sci fi story should read it. It felt very tired and the plot overdone Characters were also very predictable and two dimensional. ✓ Delta-V ✓ Boring The plot is tired and the characters aren t great I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn t.
A new book from Daniel Suarez is always a high octane treat His ability to craft mesmerizing tales from his research into new and emerging tech is second to none In Delta v, he writes what feels like a future history of space exploration, in the vein of Arthur C Clarke. Delta v follows James JT Tighe and others on their way to becoming the first commercial space mining mission Every step along the way, from training selection, to the climactic return, will up your heart rate and have you flipping to the next page as quickly as possible I found myself struggling to pause occasionally to appreciate the world painted before me, rather than rushing through to find out what happens next. The strengths of this book are typical Suarez impeccable research and uncanny visioning, coupled to an addictive plot and rich detail. The weaknesses are also typical Suarez, in that th There s gold in them thar asteroids In the near future commercial space exploration is growing, but not fast enough to suit billionaire Nathan Joyce who believes that humanity s only chance of long term survival is to immediately start mining asteroids This will not only provide critical resources and advance the technologies to let people start living in space, but it also could create an entirely new and sustainable economy Joyce is recruiting an multinational group of risk takers like cave diver James Tighe who have the skills necessary to be the first asteroid miners The mission will be unprecedented and dangerous, but not all the threats come from being in space. I love Daniel Suarez s books because he s great at looking at where we re at both technologically and as a society and then coming up with very plausible stories about what comes In 2032, various billionaires are competing with each other to monetize space exploration One of the billionaires, Nathan Joyce, has started an asteroid mining company and wants to find a crew for the first manned expedition A collection of 440 candidates is assembled They have varying skills, but they are linked by their daredevil natures Their number is to be winnowed down to 8 after rigorous training exercises and psychological evaluation Those selected will go on a 4 year mission to mine an asteroid Joyce shares the daredevil qualities of his candidates and, assisted by Lukas Rochat, a young lawyer specializing in space law, he bulldozes over all laws and restrictions that might slow down his project This book had an interesting premise and parts of it were very exciting I especially liked the bootcamp like training Once on the asteroid, there was a fair a
About The Author
DANIEL SUAREZ is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom , Kill Decision, and Influx A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed mission critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries With a lifelong interest in both IT systems and creative writing, his high tech and Sci Fi thrillers focus on technology driven