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An intelligent robot and two young people explore Proxima Centauri b, the planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Their ideas about the mission quickly prove grossly naive as they venture about on this planet of extremes. Where are the senders of the call for help that lured them here? They find no one and no traces on the daylight side, so they place their hop An intelligent robot and two young people explore Proxima Centauri b, the planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Their ideas about the mission quickly prove grossly naive as they venture about on this planet of extremes. Where are the senders of the call for help that lured them here? They find no one and no traces on the daylight side, so they place their hopes upon an expedition into the eternal ice on Proxima b's dark side. They not only face everlasting night, the team encounters grave dangers. A fateful decision will change the planet forever. Bonus in Book Two of the Proxima Trilogy—The Guided Tour of Dark Matter: What science knows about this strange phenomenon that dominates the mass of the universe.


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An intelligent robot and two young people explore Proxima Centauri b, the planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Their ideas about the mission quickly prove grossly naive as they venture about on this planet of extremes. Where are the senders of the call for help that lured them here? They find no one and no traces on the daylight side, so they place their hop An intelligent robot and two young people explore Proxima Centauri b, the planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Their ideas about the mission quickly prove grossly naive as they venture about on this planet of extremes. Where are the senders of the call for help that lured them here? They find no one and no traces on the daylight side, so they place their hopes upon an expedition into the eternal ice on Proxima b's dark side. They not only face everlasting night, the team encounters grave dangers. A fateful decision will change the planet forever. Bonus in Book Two of the Proxima Trilogy—The Guided Tour of Dark Matter: What science knows about this strange phenomenon that dominates the mass of the universe.

30 review for Proxima Dying: Hard Science Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    reherrma

    4.3| In diesem Mittelteil der Proxima-Trilogie von Brandon Q. Morris (Matthias Matting) geht es düster zu. Nachdem die Expedition der MESSENGER mit Marchenko 1, einem Quantencomputer mit dem heruntergeladenen Bewußtsein von Dimitry Machenko, einem Teilnehmer der Enceladus-Mission (siehe Enceladus-Trilogie) und Adam & Eva, zweier Menschen die während des Fluges aus DNA-Zellen erzeugt wurden, Proxima b erreicht hat und sie die Basis des falschen Marchenko (Marschenko 2) übernommen haben, geht es m 4.3| In diesem Mittelteil der Proxima-Trilogie von Brandon Q. Morris (Matthias Matting) geht es düster zu. Nachdem die Expedition der MESSENGER mit Marchenko 1, einem Quantencomputer mit dem heruntergeladenen Bewußtsein von Dimitry Machenko, einem Teilnehmer der Enceladus-Mission (siehe Enceladus-Trilogie) und Adam & Eva, zweier Menschen die während des Fluges aus DNA-Zellen erzeugt wurden, Proxima b erreicht hat und sie die Basis des falschen Marchenko (Marschenko 2) übernommen haben, geht es mit der Suche nach den rätselhaften Signalen weiter. Marchenko 2, der andere Marchenko hat diesen Planeten bereits Jahre vor der Messenger erreicht, jedoch ohne seine beiden Kinder, die unter rätselhaften Umständen gestorben sind. Er wurde nach Außeindandersetzungen mit den drei Messenger-Passagieren, auf die dunkle Seite des Planeten verbannt, eine Verbannung, die er nicht hinnehmen kann. Aus dem Orbit wurde ein riesiges Gebäude auf der eisigen, dunklen Seite des Planeten endeckt. Marchenko 1, Adam und Eva machen sich auf den Weg, während Adam verbotenerweise Kontakt zu Marchenko 2 aufnimmt, der sich mit ihm treffen will. Unterwegs verschwindet Adam, Marchenko und Eva halten ihn danach für tot und reisen dennoch weiter zu dem außerirdischen Objekt, das sie daraufhin erforschen und irgendetwas in Gang setzen, was wahrscheinlich im 3. Teil der Trilogie aufgeklärt wird. Nach dem hervorragenden 1. Band der Trilogie ist dies ein Roman der in erster Linie durch die Spannung und die Schilderung des exotischen Planeten und des faszinierenden Inneren des außerirdischen Bauwerks (oder ist es ein Raumschiff) punktet. Ansonsten ist ein ein typischer Mittelteilband, der die Entwicklung des 1. Teils zum 3. Teil transportiert, ohne dass die begonnenen Handlungsstränge abgeschlossen wurden. Auf jeden Fall ist dies ein düsterer Roman, bei dem man mit den Protagonisten mitleidet, weil sie im Grunde genommen nur Verluste erleiden... Trotzdem, ein lesenswerter Roman der Lust auf den 3. Band macht... Ergänzt wurde der Band wieder mit einem wissenschaftlichen Artikel, dessen Thema wie immer in Verbindung zum Roman steht, dieses Mal ist es das Thema der Dunkle Materie. Und hier, denke ich, ist Brandon Q. Morris ein Fehler unterlaufen: Er behauptet dass nach 1/5 Sekunde nach dem Urknall das Universum bereits 50 Lichtjahre groß gewesen sein soll; dies würde nach meiner Meinung die Naturgesetze verletzen, die Inflation nach dem Urknall kann nicht so groß gewesen sein, dass sie die Lichtgeschwindigkeit überschreitet. Deshalb ist der Artikel, der sehr interessant ist, mit Vorsicht zu genießen...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeb

    I like all of Morris’ books. They’re not the most complex storylines, but, I like the level of science and the stories are different enough that even after five of six, I still keep picking them up when I want something entertaining but, not stupid, to read for a few hours.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Strifes

    "Wenn also meine Sensoren korrekt arbeiten, das Ergebnis aber trotzdem falsch ist, hat dann nicht Newton ein Problem? Seine Bewegungsgleichungen gelten dann nicht mehr, wenn wir in den Bereich der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie kommen. Aber das ist bei den Entfernungen und Geschwindigkeiten, um die es geht, völlig unmöglich. Oder?" - Wie cool ist das denn? Über 50% an einem Tag gelesen. War schon sehr spannend. Ungewisses Ende, aber es gibt ja noch "Proxima Dreaming" "Wenn also meine Sensoren korrekt arbeiten, das Ergebnis aber trotzdem falsch ist, hat dann nicht Newton ein Problem? Seine Bewegungsgleichungen gelten dann nicht mehr, wenn wir in den Bereich der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie kommen. Aber das ist bei den Entfernungen und Geschwindigkeiten, um die es geht, völlig unmöglich. Oder?" - Wie cool ist das denn? Über 50% an einem Tag gelesen. War schon sehr spannend. Ungewisses Ende, aber es gibt ja noch "Proxima Dreaming"

  4. 5 out of 5

    Iza

    I'm excited to read the third part of Proxima! I'm excited to read the third part of Proxima!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    I enjoyed the first book of the trilogy but not this book. I did stick with it and finished the book but hope the last installment is closer to the style of the first book. We'll see. I enjoyed the first book of the trilogy but not this book. I did stick with it and finished the book but hope the last installment is closer to the style of the first book. We'll see.

  6. 5 out of 5

    William Capps

    The second book of a trilogy. Science beyond the pale science fiction. Interesting until it is not. Each book takes on a different focus with the same story line.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Steve Hunt

    Pointless and annoying The characters and indeed the story have become pointless. It and they meander, making little sense, making strange stupid decisions. The book often reads like the internal monologue of a slightly dim child, not enjoyable at all.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    I have now read everything that this author has written - that's only approximately 10 or so novels. They all range from good to great. PROXIMA DYING Is right in the middle. While a bit speculative for a "hard science fiction" novel, I'm a sucker for "first contact" stories and this is a very good one. The aliens are very cool, if a bit too anthropomorphic. I also have a soft spot in my heart for the character of Marchenko, who started off in a different series (The ICE MOON series) as a Russian I have now read everything that this author has written - that's only approximately 10 or so novels. They all range from good to great. PROXIMA DYING Is right in the middle. While a bit speculative for a "hard science fiction" novel, I'm a sucker for "first contact" stories and this is a very good one. The aliens are very cool, if a bit too anthropomorphic. I also have a soft spot in my heart for the character of Marchenko, who started off in a different series (The ICE MOON series) as a Russian cosmonaut and along the way, merged with a super-advanced AI to survive physical death and become the best AI hero since the robot on LOST IN SPACE. I also need to give kudos to the translator. I am usually very sensitive to translations, finding that much of the beauty in the language os the author is blunted or lost. I read at least 3 or 4 of Morris’ novels before I twigged to the fact that ALL were translated from the German. The translator and translations are brilliant and I cannot detect, even in hindsight, that all these novels are translations. Recommended. JM Tepper

  9. 5 out of 5

    Whitey

    Maybe I'm just fussy, but it really ticks me off when a book abruptly finishes in the middle of a subplot and then invites you to go to the third Book of a trilogy set ... only to find that it hasn't been published yet!!!!! I quite enjoyed the first book in the trilogy and swallowed my frustration when it suddenly stopped and sent me to Book two. But the transition was at least relatively seamless. The Book 2 to Book 3 transition was anything but seamless … think of a bike hitting a brick. I sho Maybe I'm just fussy, but it really ticks me off when a book abruptly finishes in the middle of a subplot and then invites you to go to the third Book of a trilogy set ... only to find that it hasn't been published yet!!!!! I quite enjoyed the first book in the trilogy and swallowed my frustration when it suddenly stopped and sent me to Book two. But the transition was at least relatively seamless. The Book 2 to Book 3 transition was anything but seamless … think of a bike hitting a brick. I shouted insults at my Kindle …. but surprise surprise …. it did me no good at all. Then again … how do I know it's seamless or not seamless … while it's close, the third part of the trilogy hasn't been published yet. Aaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I am enjoying the rollicking plot but not the sudden stops.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Peter Roseman

    Intelligent, character driven, Brandon is an excellent writer, especially adept at world building and description. I was totally involved with the human characters and felt transported to their environments. In many Hard Sci-Fi novels, current science is interpolated, expanded, used as a launching platform for the speculated. Not so much here. There seems more the exposition of current science still applicable in the far future. Yes, alien tech is fun and plausible too. There are times when expl Intelligent, character driven, Brandon is an excellent writer, especially adept at world building and description. I was totally involved with the human characters and felt transported to their environments. In many Hard Sci-Fi novels, current science is interpolated, expanded, used as a launching platform for the speculated. Not so much here. There seems more the exposition of current science still applicable in the far future. Yes, alien tech is fun and plausible too. There are times when explications, descriptions, become SO minute they may be a bit tedious (thus the 4-star). Put the read down for a few minutes and refresh yourself because the novelty, prosaics, the personalities, the unexpected, make this read a great way to spend time... LOVED it!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tom Hanley

    Good follow up Overall a fun ride... though the sense of the passage of time is a bit jarring at times. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    BeVar

    Better Than Wonderful.. Exceptional My tital tells it all. The kind of science fiction we ALL have been waiting for. Tomorrow the third in this Trillogy comes out. I have to wait 4 more hours. I am so looking forward to it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    terry eugene price

    Tiring The whole time That they spend in the building seems like I was stuck in there with them! It was monotonous and boring and I skipped ahead just to wait until at least they could escape or die and the book ends.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ton

    3.5 let me just say the female protagonist is stupid as hell huh

  15. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Haggerty

    Book Two of Three Story moves along nicely. The characters remain interesting though one needs to go. Enjoyed the imagination of a foreign world.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Patrick

    Loved it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bob Ribokas

    Ended too soon I have enjoyed this one as much as the first, and as much as all of the others by Brandon. I can't wait to get started on number three. Ended too soon I have enjoyed this one as much as the first, and as much as all of the others by Brandon. I can't wait to get started on number three.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mr Chris Carlisle

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cassie Ellen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Troy Greene

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dick Wentworth

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vivgabriola

  23. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Herron

  24. 4 out of 5

    Franz

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gary Simmons

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kerry Duffy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pawel

  28. 4 out of 5

    Caz

  29. 4 out of 5

    Eva Kutalova

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Mongeau

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