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Description How to avoid killing Earth if you don't even know who sent the killer 250 years ago, humanity nearly destroyed itself in the Great War. Shortly before, a spaceship full of researchers and astronauts had found a new home on Saturn's moon, Titan, and survived by having their descendants genetically adapted to the hostile environment. The Titanians, as they call them Description How to avoid killing Earth if you don't even know who sent the killer 250 years ago, humanity nearly destroyed itself in the Great War. Shortly before, a spaceship full of researchers and astronauts had found a new home on Saturn's moon, Titan, and survived by having their descendants genetically adapted to the hostile environment. The Titanians, as they call themselves, are proud of their cooperative and peaceful society, while unbeknownst to them, humanity is slowly recovering back on Earth. When a 20-mile-wide chunk of rock escapes the asteroid belt and appears to be on a collision course with Earth, the Titanians fear it must look as if they launched the deadly bombardment. Can they prevent the impact and thus avoid an otherwise inevitable war with the Earthlings?


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Description How to avoid killing Earth if you don't even know who sent the killer 250 years ago, humanity nearly destroyed itself in the Great War. Shortly before, a spaceship full of researchers and astronauts had found a new home on Saturn's moon, Titan, and survived by having their descendants genetically adapted to the hostile environment. The Titanians, as they call them Description How to avoid killing Earth if you don't even know who sent the killer 250 years ago, humanity nearly destroyed itself in the Great War. Shortly before, a spaceship full of researchers and astronauts had found a new home on Saturn's moon, Titan, and survived by having their descendants genetically adapted to the hostile environment. The Titanians, as they call themselves, are proud of their cooperative and peaceful society, while unbeknownst to them, humanity is slowly recovering back on Earth. When a 20-mile-wide chunk of rock escapes the asteroid belt and appears to be on a collision course with Earth, the Titanians fear it must look as if they launched the deadly bombardment. Can they prevent the impact and thus avoid an otherwise inevitable war with the Earthlings?

30 review for Impact: Titan: Hard Science Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    reherrma

    O. K. dies ist ein untypisch infantiler Brandon Q. Morris. Die Story ist einfach erzählt. Auf Titan hat sich die menschliche Spezies, aufgeteilt in die, in Habitaten lebenden Nachfahren der Erdmenschen, und eine genetisch umweltangepasste Art, die innerhalb der kalten Titanatmosphäre überleben kann, etabliert. Die beiden Arten leben in großer Eintracht, aber in Feindschaft zu den Erdmenschen, die vermeintlich nach einem großen Krieg dezimiert, ein unglückliches Leben auf der Erde fristen. Was ge O. K. dies ist ein untypisch infantiler Brandon Q. Morris. Die Story ist einfach erzählt. Auf Titan hat sich die menschliche Spezies, aufgeteilt in die, in Habitaten lebenden Nachfahren der Erdmenschen, und eine genetisch umweltangepasste Art, die innerhalb der kalten Titanatmosphäre überleben kann, etabliert. Die beiden Arten leben in großer Eintracht, aber in Feindschaft zu den Erdmenschen, die vermeintlich nach einem großen Krieg dezimiert, ein unglückliches Leben auf der Erde fristen. Was genau dahintersteckt, bleibt verborgen, genauso ist nicht klar, ob das alles so stimmt. Auf jeden Fall wird eines Tages endeckt, dass ein Asteroid aus dem Asteroidengürtel sich selbständig macht und auf die Erde zustürzt. Die Politiker der Titanier beauftragen ein Team von Wnutri und Snofri (die beiden oben beschriebenen Menschenarten auf dem Saturnmond) ein legendäres Raumschiff der Begründer der Titan-Kultur, innterhalb einen Methan-Gletschers zu suchen und zum Asteroiden zu fliegen um das Einschlagsereignis zu verhindern, die Titanier fürchten eine Racheaktion der Terraner, denen man alles Schlechte zutraut. Ein kurzweiliges Abenteuer mit einer Romanze entsteht, sowie eine Begegnung mit Erde/Marsmenschen, die ganz anders sind als erwartet. Außerdem macht sich noch ein weiterer Asteroid selbstständig und droht auf Titan abzustürzen, was die Besatzung aber zu verhindern weiß... Die Geschichte geht aus wie das Hornberger Schießen, d.h. keine Auflösung der vielen Rätsel. Der Grund ist wohl der, dass Brandon Q. Morris wieder in Kooperation mit einem anderen Autor gegangen ist, hier John C. Corner, der mit dem 2. Teil "Einschlag: Erde" wohl eine Auflösung der Story bringt. Dieser Roman gehört m.E. auch nicht zu der Future-History (Eismond etc.), sondern könnte eher in das Helium-3 Universum passen... Die ganze Choreographie fand ich willkürlich und unglaubhaft zusammengeschustert, den Protagonisten hilft immer wieder ein unglaubhafter Zufall, die Raumfahrt-Physik erscheint mir nicht korrekt (so ist ein Raumschiff ein-zwei Tage vom Mars zum Asteroidengürtel unterwegs, während ein anderes Schiff gerade mal in wenigen Tagen von Asteroidengürtel zum Saturn unterwegs ist, um einen Asteroiden abzufangen. Mit einem Fingerschnippen wird das gemacht, ohne auf die physikalischen Grundlagen zu achten bzw. zu erklären, warum so etwas möglich sein sollte. Das fand ich sehr enttäuschend. Weiterhin muß man sagen, das Morris sich hier, was wissenschaftliche Aussagen betrifft, sich sehr weit aus dem Fenster lehnt, man kann das kaum als wirkliche Hard-SF bezeichnen, immerhin beschreibt er eine glaubhafte Landschaftsbeschreibung des Titan, sowie sein neuer wissenschaftlicher Anhang über die Monde des Saturn ist gewohnt aufschlussreich und interessant. Allerdings muss ich der pupertierenden Beziehungskiste, die die gesamts SF-Handlung überlagert, einige Punkte abziehen, das kenne ich so von anderen Romanen von BQR viel besser.

  2. 4 out of 5

    David Eve

    Enhanced beings and rogue asteroids around Titan! Humans from Earth have colonized Titan, generating a new symbiote to enhance their ability to live in such a cold climate. They left Earth many years ago while a big war was on and have not been in contact for ages. One day an asteroid changes it trajectory and appears to be heading for Earth. The Titanians want to investigate and so search for their original Earth ship so as to be able to reach it, since space flight is strongly discouraged. Secr Enhanced beings and rogue asteroids around Titan! Humans from Earth have colonized Titan, generating a new symbiote to enhance their ability to live in such a cold climate. They left Earth many years ago while a big war was on and have not been in contact for ages. One day an asteroid changes it trajectory and appears to be heading for Earth. The Titanians want to investigate and so search for their original Earth ship so as to be able to reach it, since space flight is strongly discouraged. Secrets are uncovered and things may not be as they seem. At the same time romance blossoms! While not actions packed and full of space battles, this is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking story about what it means to be human (or Titanian).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andreas Kouris

    The writer has an astonishing fantasy, and an amazing talent to create immersive worlds starting from true science. However in most of his books he appears that somewhere along the way, he gets either tired, or less thrilled to deliver a good story, and he writes as if he just wants to finish the book and start the next one because he has already dreamed of another astonishing world. As a result although the books have a great start and you can't stop imagining the endless possibilities of what th The writer has an astonishing fantasy, and an amazing talent to create immersive worlds starting from true science. However in most of his books he appears that somewhere along the way, he gets either tired, or less thrilled to deliver a good story, and he writes as if he just wants to finish the book and start the next one because he has already dreamed of another astonishing world. As a result although the books have a great start and you can't stop imagining the endless possibilities of what the writer describes, very soon they dissapoint you because the story is underdeveloped, or in many cases, hastily written.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    Writes like Hal Clement I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will definitely read the other books in the series. I can't get enough of post human stories, whether they be stories like this one about genetically enhanced humans, or about the survivors from a human caused apocalypse, which this story is also about. Writes like Hal Clement I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will definitely read the other books in the series. I can't get enough of post human stories, whether they be stories like this one about genetically enhanced humans, or about the survivors from a human caused apocalypse, which this story is also about.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Justin Redman

    Way different Don't lay my title defer you. The characters and imagination in this storyline make it a great read. One those page turners that is exciting and a feel good ending with it. Best read in a while Way different Don't lay my title defer you. The characters and imagination in this storyline make it a great read. One those page turners that is exciting and a feel good ending with it. Best read in a while

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bob Ribokas

    Mostly good I enjoyed this as much as other stories by Brandon but the main character in this one, Boris, leaves a bit to be desired. Stuck way too much in his head with negativity. Still a good read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Phillip W. Hargrove

    One Tiresome Character The character Boris and his childish reactions ruined an otherwise enjoyable story. I found myself tempted to stop reading half way through to vent my disappointment.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Broughton

    Another fab book by Brandon, I am eagerly awaiting the next in the series Impact Earth

  9. 5 out of 5

    Russell Briggs

    I was expecting the usual high quality hard science fiction. Instead, this is a romance based in space. He's a good writer, but in the end it didn't leave me craving for Impact Earth. I was expecting the usual high quality hard science fiction. Instead, this is a romance based in space. He's a good writer, but in the end it didn't leave me craving for Impact Earth.

  10. 5 out of 5

    William Dorsett

    Good Story Line with Hard Science Good read all around with interesting plot and action. I liked the characters and a little romance that made the read enjoyable.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jay Sampson

    Another great read Thank you Brandon Q. Morris for another great journey off world. I look forward to your next story/series and ask what I always do. Can you make it longer?!?!!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Megan Hoffman

  13. 5 out of 5

    Hester

  14. 4 out of 5

    Szabolcs Szentes

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jon

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia Zedler

  17. 5 out of 5

    David Iwanicki

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alan D Granger

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mr. N. Smith

  20. 4 out of 5

    Caz

  21. 4 out of 5

    Norma J. Engelberg

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dena K Harms

  23. 4 out of 5

    Barry Walton

  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Harold Ploeg

  26. 5 out of 5

    William S. Cartwright

  27. 4 out of 5

    Archie Prentice

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paul kinlin

  29. 5 out of 5

    Travis Martin

  30. 4 out of 5

    Carol Cilona

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