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Alone and desperate, Eve sits in the control center of an alien structure. She has lost the other members of the team sent to explore exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. By mistake she has triggered a disastrous process that threatens to obliterate the planet. Just as Eve fears her best option may be a quick death, a nearby alien life form awakens from a very long sleep. It has Alone and desperate, Eve sits in the control center of an alien structure. She has lost the other members of the team sent to explore exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. By mistake she has triggered a disastrous process that threatens to obliterate the planet. Just as Eve fears her best option may be a quick death, a nearby alien life form awakens from a very long sleep. It has only one task: to find and neutralize the destructive intruder from a faraway place. Third installment of the Proxima Trilogy. Hard Science Fiction—based on the current state of science. Bonus: The Guided Tour to Alien Life. Are we alone in the universe? What does astrobiology know about this?


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Alone and desperate, Eve sits in the control center of an alien structure. She has lost the other members of the team sent to explore exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. By mistake she has triggered a disastrous process that threatens to obliterate the planet. Just as Eve fears her best option may be a quick death, a nearby alien life form awakens from a very long sleep. It has Alone and desperate, Eve sits in the control center of an alien structure. She has lost the other members of the team sent to explore exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. By mistake she has triggered a disastrous process that threatens to obliterate the planet. Just as Eve fears her best option may be a quick death, a nearby alien life form awakens from a very long sleep. It has only one task: to find and neutralize the destructive intruder from a faraway place. Third installment of the Proxima Trilogy. Hard Science Fiction—based on the current state of science. Bonus: The Guided Tour to Alien Life. Are we alone in the universe? What does astrobiology know about this?

30 review for Proxima Dreaming: Hard Science Fiction

  1. 5 out of 5

    reherrma

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Der Abschluss der Proxima-Trilogie ist etwas schwächer als die beiden Vorgängerbände, insbesondere der 1. Teil dieser Trilogie ist das Beste, was ich von Brandon Q. Morris bisher gelesen habe. In diesem Teil geht es in erster Linie um den Erstkontakt mit einem Außerirdischen, der in dem fremden Schiff aus dem Kälteschlaf erweckt wurde. Adam, Eva und Marchenke (der Gute) sind wieder vereint, während der Böse ausgeschaltet wurde. Die Gefahr, die Eva irtümlicherweise losgetreten hat, konnte gebannt Der Abschluss der Proxima-Trilogie ist etwas schwächer als die beiden Vorgängerbände, insbesondere der 1. Teil dieser Trilogie ist das Beste, was ich von Brandon Q. Morris bisher gelesen habe. In diesem Teil geht es in erster Linie um den Erstkontakt mit einem Außerirdischen, der in dem fremden Schiff aus dem Kälteschlaf erweckt wurde. Adam, Eva und Marchenke (der Gute) sind wieder vereint, während der Böse ausgeschaltet wurde. Die Gefahr, die Eva irtümlicherweise losgetreten hat, konnte gebannt werden, es wurde eine Ebene der Zusammenarbeit mit dem Alien geschaffen, bei der alle gerettet werden konnten. Es stellt sich heraus, dass das Alien von einem Planeten von Alpha Centauri stammt, also aus der kosmischen Nachbarschaft von Proxima Centauri. Dorthin werden sie mitgenommen und dort treffen sie auch ein anderes Paar von Adam und Eva, die von dem geheimnisvollen Schöpfer dorthin gesendet wurden, nun sind sie also zu viert, während Marchenko mit den Aliens abermals nach Proxima Centauri aufbricht, um die dortigen Schläfer zu retten... Nach dem grandiosen Auftaktband der Trilogie hat das Niveau m.E. stetig nachgelassen, am Schluss war es nur noch darum gegangen, auf Proxima b zu überleben, die Schilderung der dortigen Lebensumstände und die Beschreibung außerirdischen Lebens. Interessant ist, dass Morris genauso auf einem lebensspendenden Planeten im Alpha-Centauri System setzt, wie bereits Cixin Liu in seiner berühmten Trisolaris-Trilogie. Wie immer reichert Morris seine Romane mit einem wissenschaftlichen Artikel an, in diesem Falle geht es um das Leben im Speziellen und um außerirdisches Leben im Besonderen, wie immer auch interessant und auf hohem allgemein-wissenschaftlichem Niveau... In seinem Nachwort erklärt der Autor immerhin, dass wir irgendwann wieder von Adam, Eva und Marchenko lesen werden...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ben Varela

    This book, the last book, I think, in this Trilogy was so good I actually went into a kind of mind halt when it was over. It doesn't feel like depression but I am not ready to stop here. I keep thinking Brandon Q. Morris can't leave me here; I want so much more of Gronolf, Adam, Eve and Marchenko. I want more of their adventure. There is so much more to know, however, it is probably all locked up in Brandon's mind. I will plead to Brandon to write more. Is there anyone else wanting to plead with B This book, the last book, I think, in this Trilogy was so good I actually went into a kind of mind halt when it was over. It doesn't feel like depression but I am not ready to stop here. I keep thinking Brandon Q. Morris can't leave me here; I want so much more of Gronolf, Adam, Eve and Marchenko. I want more of their adventure. There is so much more to know, however, it is probably all locked up in Brandon's mind. I will plead to Brandon to write more. Is there anyone else wanting to plead with Brandon to write more? Join me in this quest.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Peter Roseman

    Absolutely the best of the trilogy, IMHO. Lots of surprised, intelligent, believable characters and plausible science. In the 1st too, descriptions let to just a bit of tedium. Not so in the one and compelled to continue reading to the end. The trilogy is a fine read culminating in this one, the "icing!" Absolutely the best of the trilogy, IMHO. Lots of surprised, intelligent, believable characters and plausible science. In the 1st too, descriptions let to just a bit of tedium. Not so in the one and compelled to continue reading to the end. The trilogy is a fine read culminating in this one, the "icing!"

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ellwood B Carter

    Captivated by the plot and read all three. Very interesting science. I had two problems with the series: 1. When I am 81% through a book I feel the contentment that I still have a ways to go before the end. I don't like to finish books that I am enjoying. I want them to go on. For the book to end at the 82% page, that is a major bummer. Each book contains 10% - 20% of material (blurbs of other books, background pieces on the science, and excerpts from the author's subsequent or other books). This Captivated by the plot and read all three. Very interesting science. I had two problems with the series: 1. When I am 81% through a book I feel the contentment that I still have a ways to go before the end. I don't like to finish books that I am enjoying. I want them to go on. For the book to end at the 82% page, that is a major bummer. Each book contains 10% - 20% of material (blurbs of other books, background pieces on the science, and excerpts from the author's subsequent or other books). This is not at all to my likely and feels like filler. Put it on line for those who want such background. I don't think the Kindle version benefits from such material. 2. The style is very similar to that of "choose your own adventure" books. The key decision points are even written that way: "What should I do? If I do this... If I do that... So I will do this..." This style actually makes sense when it is the AI speaking, because an AI would probably express themselves, and think, in a totally linear fashion. However, it is completely the wrong style for human characters. They are presented as too rational, too linear. Aside from these two points, the trilogy is a creative and rip-roaring story of great creativity.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark Ellison

    Reasonably good hard scifi. It gives a lot more background to the aliens, which is good. Though there is the impression that it was paced slowly at first, then the author suddenly changed modality in the review of history because realised the page count was blowing out :-) In fact, a few features suggested pacing issues - the flare issue which was so important at the start doesn't feature again. Sure it doesn't have to given the physics of the situation, but it seems like a plot focus gone astra Reasonably good hard scifi. It gives a lot more background to the aliens, which is good. Though there is the impression that it was paced slowly at first, then the author suddenly changed modality in the review of history because realised the page count was blowing out :-) In fact, a few features suggested pacing issues - the flare issue which was so important at the start doesn't feature again. Sure it doesn't have to given the physics of the situation, but it seems like a plot focus gone astray.

  6. 4 out of 5

    William Capps

    Like the first two of the series, pretty much ad hock. The author has an idea (and interesting one) and he runs with it. This leaves you with unanswered questions. What was the mission? Who sent the original message? Who sent the message heard at treetop? Whatever...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kenneth

    A very good story which is believable and entertaining I thoroughly enjoyed this series of books and strongly recommend to anyone who enjoys sci fi. I would really love for the story of the characters to continue.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Javier Pradanos

    Interesante trilogía, me lo he pasado bien leyendola

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Brandon Q Morris is one of my favorite authors in general and my favorite Science Fiction author hands down. Brandon blends actual science, exciting ideas and a great storytelling voice.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mark Harris

    Great read I liked the alien entering the story. The way it functioned compared to the humans was interesting. I think this was my favorite of the trilogy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    SF Guy

    Sehr unterhaltsames und spannendes Buch. Adam und Evas Geschichte wird weiter gesponnen und es gibt ein Ende mit Paukenschlag.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    I had trouble getting through this book. Perhaps I need to stick to "space opera" rather than "Hard" Science Fiction. I had trouble getting through this book. Perhaps I need to stick to "space opera" rather than "Hard" Science Fiction.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tom Hanley

    Good conclusion This book was a nice conclusion to the trilogy. It didn't answer everything, but it gave the reader a sense that the story could go on. Good conclusion This book was a nice conclusion to the trilogy. It didn't answer everything, but it gave the reader a sense that the story could go on.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dr Philip Mitchell

    Good SF trilogy Enjoyable read if a little predictable. Not as hard SF as others I have read but good story and pace.

  15. 5 out of 5

    David Mair

    He does it again! Mr. Morris does it again with Proxima Dreaming. Sadly, I have now read all of his books and will have to wait patiently for new material. Proxima Dreaming is, so far, my favorite book by Mr. Morris as I felt very immersed in the universe he has created. I’m very eager to read more and I’m dying to know what is next for Marchenko and also Watson. There are so many things left to explore in this universe he has created and I can’t wait to see where he takes us next!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ton

    The AI went crazy plot which paralleled in both current and past timelines is kinda predictable. The imposter AI is very unlikable and I couldn't wish more enough to read past his chapters. It ends kinda like what I imagined. Would love to read a follow up of the expanded universe of Marchenko though The AI went crazy plot which paralleled in both current and past timelines is kinda predictable. The imposter AI is very unlikable and I couldn't wish more enough to read past his chapters. It ends kinda like what I imagined. Would love to read a follow up of the expanded universe of Marchenko though

  17. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Haggerty

    Book Three of Three And so it ends, I enjoyed the three books. Book three was perhaps the most interesting as we added a new dimension to the story. Not sure why this is called Hard SciFi can't really tell the difference between. I am sure it's just marketing. Book Three of Three And so it ends, I enjoyed the three books. Book three was perhaps the most interesting as we added a new dimension to the story. Not sure why this is called Hard SciFi can't really tell the difference between. I am sure it's just marketing.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Patrick

    A beautiful story well told.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Justin Redman

    Hard scifi great read Loved the characters and storyline. The AI's are very interesting and the action is unexpected and is well done great read for me Hard scifi great read Loved the characters and storyline. The AI's are very interesting and the action is unexpected and is well done great read for me

  20. 5 out of 5

    Taymish

  21. 5 out of 5

    Audrey Teo

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey reichenberger

  23. 4 out of 5

    Frederick A Berg

  24. 4 out of 5

    Matt Jackson

  25. 5 out of 5

    Douglas A.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ken huhn

  27. 4 out of 5

    P. Angel

  28. 4 out of 5

    Simon Ockelford

  29. 4 out of 5

    Hamish Hope

  30. 5 out of 5

    ken peters

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