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READ · Sky Horizon ¹ Some of the Math Club nerds have got a real live alien They're hiding it in a basement rec room High School junior Mark Bamford didn't believe the silly rumor For one thing California homes don't have basements Besides A stranded alien Such a cliche A movie rip off Couldn't the math geeks think up a better hoax Only was it a hoax What about Am When it it came right down to it should he turn to the least likely ally of them all Sky Horizon explores a possibility that has always fascinated since the days of Homer that of strangers from beyond and gives it new shape under the deft hand of one of science fiction's modern masters. I didn't exactly enjoy this book but let me explain the 3 stars I loved the idea it's segueing into for a following series of books which I hope are written soon and I enjoyed the author's ideas thoughts and concerns about popular modern ideas and propoganda

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Some of the Math Club nerds have got a real live alien They're hiding it in a basement rec room High School junior Mark Bamford didn't believe the silly rumor For one thing California homes don't have basements Besides A stranded alien Such a cliche A movie rip off Couldn't the math geeks. I have long been a fan of David Brin ever since I read his tales of Uplift So when I found out that one of his titles was to be published by Subterranean Press I was both fascinated and worried Fascinated since it was a title I knew very little about and in Subterranean Press's usual style they were rather coy about details of what the story was and where it had come form I was also a little worried that I would never get to read it as again the publisher is renowned for limited and number print runs which by their very nature make they rare and expensiveSo you can imagine my surprise and delight when the opportunity arose to not only read but also own this title Well here is the review resulting from that lucky opportunity Okay so what to say without giving anything away about the book first of all even though it is a numbered edition it was in fact intended by the author to be the start of a larger series although I cannot find any signs of any titles in the series it most certainly is written as an introduction to a larger and longer storyI will have to say that at this point although the book is written in most definitely recognisable Brin style the story feels so familiar so much so that I now have the specific TV show running around in my head and I am struggle not to make mention of it here Suffice to say that the story is interesting but I do not feel the surprise and appreciation of a new and uniue story the feelings I would have from say when I read one of his other books Okay so that aside it is still a good read and I am still pleased I had the chance to read and own it but I would like to know what happens next and sadly I cannot see any signs of that happening any time soon

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Sky HorizonThink up a better hoax Only was it a hoax What about all those black vans from the super secret Cirrocco Corp cruising all over town as if searching for something Time to do some investigating of his own Only who could he turn to for help The skateboarding X crowd The varsity climbing te. I'm a big fan of Brin and eagerly grabbed this book as soon as it became available but I think I'm just not the audience for this one part of the problem is that it's only 120 pages long and clearly a setup for longer story which I hope to see someday My biggest problem with the book is that the key moment for the main character is when he is faced with a difficult choice both morally and practically and comes up with a solution that satisfies both morals and practicalities This it seems to me should be the center of the story but instead we skip past the moment of insight when our hero comes up with his very good solution to the aftermath In a longer work that would be satisfying our hero having shown his mettle would then be faced with harder problems in which the readers would be shown the hard work of finding solutions but here going onto the aftermath seems like skipping the important part the effort that went into coming up with a solution to the hero's problem