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Sunstorm

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Most helpful positive review
The second book of the Time Odyssey continues to deliver. Lots of references to the Space Odyssey books. Very heavy on hard science topics. I.e., what happens when a gas giant 15 times the mass of Jupiter crashes into our sun? Characters are a bit one dimensional. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book of the cycle.

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Series Title
A Time Odyssey
Publisher
Blackstone Pub
Book Format
Other
Original Languages
English
Author
Clarke, Arthur C., Baxter, Stephen
ISBN-13
9781433252389
Publication Date
April, 2011
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.75 x 5.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1433252384

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Most helpful positive review
The second book of the...
The second book of the Time Odyssey continues to deliver. Lots of references to the Space Odyssey books. Very heavy on hard science topics. I.e., what happens when a gas giant 15 times the mass of Jupiter crashes into our sun? Characters are a bit one dimensional. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book of the cycle.
Most helpful negative review
My opinion of this boo...
My opinion of this book might be different if it weren't supposed to be a sequel. Viewed as a stand-alone novel (which it almost is anyway), it's a well done hard sf end-of-the-world thriller. It was very heavy on the science and light on the character development, but nevertheless Clarke and Baxter managed to create a story which kept me turning the page with some excitement until the end. The problem with this novel is that as a sequel, it's deeply lacking. Sunstorm begins exactly where Time's Eye left off. Bisesa is returned from her odyssey on the fractured time alternate Earth of Mir, to the London of 2037. Unfortunately, this is nearly the sole point of intersection with Time's Eye. Sunstorm is not so much a sequel as it is a stand alone story with a shared title. I had been intrigued by the premise of Time's Eye. It was a unique twist on your usual time travel story, where an alternate Earth was created that was a mishmash of different historical Eras. Sadly this premise was almost entirely abandoned here in favor of a far more conventional (and less interesting) setting, London in 2037. Rather than a tightly interwoven plotline expanding on and explaining the mysteries of the first novel, what we're given is a completely new story with little relationship to that novel, aside from a few borrowed plot elements. Time isn't even a plot element in this one - it would fit far better as another "space oddysey" novel than a "time oddysey" one. The strange event that was the formation of the alternate Earth and the mystery of how and why Bisesa was returned from it was never satisfactorily explained. What explanation we're given for the behavior the aliens responsible for both novel's plots feels weak, as it doesn't seem logically consistent. I can't imagine that this is the conclusion that Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter envisioned when they created the "Time Oddysey" series - what may have happened to the original vision, however, I can't begin to guess.
Most helpful positive review
The second book of the...
The second book of the Time Odyssey continues to deliver. Lots of references to the Space Odyssey books. Very heavy on hard science topics. I.e., what happens when a gas giant 15 times the mass of Jupiter crashes into our sun? Characters are a bit one dimensional. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book of the cycle.
Most helpful negative review
My opinion of this boo...
My opinion of this book might be different if it weren't supposed to be a sequel. Viewed as a stand-alone novel (which it almost is anyway), it's a well done hard sf end-of-the-world thriller. It was very heavy on the science and light on the character development, but nevertheless Clarke and Baxter managed to create a story which kept me turning the page with some excitement until the end. The problem with this novel is that as a sequel, it's deeply lacking. Sunstorm begins exactly where Time's Eye left off. Bisesa is returned from her odyssey on the fractured time alternate Earth of Mir, to the London of 2037. Unfortunately, this is nearly the sole point of intersection with Time's Eye. Sunstorm is not so much a sequel as it is a stand alone story with a shared title. I had been intrigued by the premise of Time's Eye. It was a unique twist on your usual time travel story, where an alternate Earth was created that was a mishmash of different historical Eras. Sadly this premise was almost entirely abandoned here in favor of a far more conventional (and less interesting) setting, London in 2037. Rather than a tightly interwoven plotline expanding on and explaining the mysteries of the first novel, what we're given is a completely new story with little relationship to that novel, aside from a few borrowed plot elements. Time isn't even a plot element in this one - it would fit far better as another "space oddysey" novel than a "time oddysey" one. The strange event that was the formation of the alternate Earth and the mystery of how and why Bisesa was returned from it was never satisfactorily explained. What explanation we're given for the behavior the aliens responsible for both novel's plots feels weak, as it doesn't seem logically consistent. I can't imagine that this is the conclusion that Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter envisioned when they created the "Time Oddysey" series - what may have happened to the original vision, however, I can't begin to guess.
1-5 of 6 reviews

Excellent read. Even b...

Excellent read. Even better than Book 1.

The second book of the...

The second book of the Time Odyssey continues to deliver. Lots of references to the Space Odyssey books. Very heavy on hard science topics. I.e., what happens when a gas giant 15 times the mass of Jupiter crashes into our sun? Characters are a bit one dimensional. Looking forward to reading the 3rd book of the cycle.

much better than book ...

much better than book one of the trilogy. kept me reading from start to finish. didnt bog down like book one. cant wait to start book three.

Lots of interesting sc...

Lots of interesting science, not a whole lot of good story. I mean, it was good enough to carry me through, but not to make me want to read the rest of the series. I'd probably have liked it a lot more when I was young and avidly curious about astronomy and cosmology. I do recommend it only if you can sit down in chunks - reading a few pp at a time wouldn't be v. effective.

Much better and more e...

Much better and more exciting plot than the first book in the series however still develops at a painfully slow pace and requires a few suspension of disbeliefs (i.e. why would two key characters fail to meet for most of the book). Also, so say that it is anticlimactic would be an understatement as the slow build culminated into an intense event that is never brought to closure- just skipped over in the next chapter. I mellowly enjoyed the story but not excited about the style.

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