The Fortress at the End of Time

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Publisher Description

One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017

Captain Ronaldo Aldo has committed an unforgivable crime. He will ask for forgiveness all the same: from you, from God, even from himself.

Connected by ansible, humanity has spread across galaxies and fought a war against an enemy that remains a mystery. At the edge of human space sits the Citadel—a relic of the war and a listening station for the enemy's return. For a young Ensign Aldo, fresh from the academy and newly cloned across the ansible line, it's a prison from which he may never escape.

Deplorable work conditions and deafening silence from the blackness of space have left morale on the station low and tensions high. Aldo's only hope of transcending his station, and cloning a piece of his soul somewhere new is both his triumph and his terrible crime.

The Fortress at the End of Time is a new science fiction novel from Joe M. McDermott.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2017
January 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
305
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Citizenstat ,

A Daunting Task

The concept of cloning an individual for instant transfer to a distant locale is fraught with personal, ethical, and moral problems. Person "A" now exists in his/her setting of origin, entirely familiar - where individual and environment are a product of each other; and then in an entirely new setting where the two have no commonality. The casual, endless repetition of this scenario is, in my opinion, a monstrous sin. Whether it's worth it as a solution to an alien invasion remains to be demonstrated in the author's further work. I wish him luck.

Ncikname: ,

Original

This is an exceptional work that leaves you wanting more and pushes you to understand the motivations of a man who has a life that is certainly different than your own.

CORE NET ,

Waist of time

What started as an interesting concept, dragged on, and on, and on....

A whole book in which nothing really happens, very disappointing.

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