Just imagine worlds in which harmony between peoples has been established. Where families are cultured and treasured. Where species from different worlds commune in peace. Imagine further these worlds having resolved all misunderstandings between sexualities, a series of planets where same-gender Echelon relationships are the majority and opposite-gender Reproductionist coJust imagine worlds in which harmony between peoples has been established. Where families are cultured and treasured. Where species from different worlds commune in peace. Imagine further these worlds having resolved all misunderstandings between sexualities, a series of planets where same-gender Echelon relationships are the majority and opposite-gender Reproductionist couplings are seen as necessary only to propagate a species. Now, imagine this civilization on the verge of extending itself into unexplored space … sending out the cream of their generation to colonize this Utopian philosophy into the Unknown.Book 1, Last Generation, the year is 6752, A.T. and Earth is but a memory to its space faring descendents. The urbane beings of The System embark on a test-colonization mission to a far off solar group called Mira. The AST [Aidennia-System Transport] Saarien's flight path is ended abruptly and the colonizing supership explodes under a hail from Tauron Starhounds; a century of peace with the Tauron Empire is fractured. Six Aidennian survivors jettison in a terra-forming conestoga Pioneer Pod. Now, a young male echelon couple and their fellow crewmembers must deal with a reality in which their peaceful reality is shattered by war and prejudice. The only solace appears in the form of an unknown, arid planet in a ternary star group. Upon the Pioneer Pod Four's descent into the planet's atmosphere, a defense planetary shield is activated and causes the Pod 4 to crash land in an ancient, dried-up seabed. This sets the Aidennians on a jarring adventure where survival is a game of chance with the life forces of the Universe,Book 2: Sidereal Quest, a doomed globe has become the refuge for the Aidennians. Commander Capel and his crew of the Pioneer 4 notice their life-raft world is undergoing changes. The world’s tri-suns are found to be on a countdown to detonation. The only course open to the Aidennians is to repair their impaired ship and evacuate. As the restoration timeline ticks away, the Aidennians become consumed with unlocking the secret to mysterious transmissions that have suddenly begun to interrupt their repairs. Could the Taurons have found them?...
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|Number of Pages||:||1041 Pages|
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echelon s end Reviews
Life in space is complicated... Echelon's End is an expansive sci-fi saga. This Kindle version is actually two books in one. (1 The Last Generation, 2 Sidereal Quest.)This first book in a series is a meticulously organized story about survival on a strange alien world.After Escaping the destruction of a much larger spaceship, the crew of the Pioneer Four Pod crash-lands on a strange alien world. In search of a means of escape, the marooned crew of the Pioneer Four spacecraft is plagued by extreme weather and hideous monsters. As they explore their new home they encounter the ruins of an alien civilization that's abandoned, failing technology is bound to the environment and threatens and to destroy all in a global disaster.There is an intriguing duality to this tale.On one hand, it's woven with rich technical details on how just about everything in this universe works; from celestial mechanics governing orbits, planetary geology and topography, spaceship engines, navigational software, to keyboard controls. As the writer lures you into his vision space, you will be completely immersed. By the time you are done, you'll know how to pilot a ship through hyperspace.On the other hand, we experience beings discovering their base animal. Primal instincts and carnal desires emerge once the crew is separated from an overly strict society and forced to live in the wild. As they fear their final days, instinct replace protocol and crew's inner truths come out.For those of you familiar with "Lost in Space Season 1" may view some Echelon's End elements as a loving homage, or serious re-imagining of the premise for a contemporary audience. However, in Echelon's End, it's very clear that space travel is an extremely dangerous endeavor best left to adults.If you enjoy the level of detail in the Tom Clancy books or Mr. Scott's Technical Manuals, if you wish there were more material like the Triplaentary/Lensemen series, Forbidden Planet and Lost in Space, or if you are interested in exploring gay themes in science fiction, you'll probably enjoy Echelon's End.It's a rich, in depth, escape that will leave you satisfied and curious for more.Echelon's End Book 2 "Sidereal Quest" picks up right where book 1 left off.The saga continues it be told in vivid detail as it balances high-level science with a compassionate decryption of the human condition. There are many "out of the firing pan into the fire" situations in Echelon's End Book 2 you'll enjoy.Death surrounds the seemingly helpless crew in this tale. In a way the entirety of the book is an examination of life and death at different magnitudes from an individual, to species, to societal, and planetary. There is even a peculiar pregnancy.Systemic and oceanic upheaval threaten all life bound by the alien worlds gravity - both native and uninvited. It's almost like the ailing planet has been infected by the humans and it's rejecting them as un-welcomed germs.The humans use their research craft and its secondary vehicle (a high-speed hover car, shuttle, and an ATV rover) to conduct an in-depth exploration of the ailing planet and it's history. The way it's presented feels like we're in the crisis and helping in their research effort.The story gets intense as the desperate crew dodges the carnage as they struggle to escape from or survive on a dying planet crumbling beneath their feet. Eventually the crew receives a cryptic signal from space but can't tell if it's harbinger of salvation or doom.Echelon's Book 2 "title" adopts a unique identity as the continuing saga unfolds. You may still detect a broader Irwin Allen-esque influence but the tone shifts into "Heavy Metal" or "Metal Hurlant" magazine territory.Oh and one more thing...At the end of this Kindle compilation there is an in-depth glossary of terms from Aeroponics to Yasuda Graviphoton Law. It's akin to the one Frank Herbert presented in Dune, except Echelon's covers both science fact and science fiction terms. It's practically a third book and an interesting read on its own.