Containment [Christian Cantrell, William Dufris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As Earth’s ability to support human life begins to diminish. Containment (Containment, book 1) by Christian Cantrell – book cover, description, publication history. Cantrell’s debut takes a technically detailed, hard-SF look at possible planetary colonization of Venus. Arik is part of Generation V (for Venus).
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This is a true SciFi gem set far in the future. It’s pretty clear that Christian Cantrell is a smart guy, because he’s given as much thought to how his world will work as he has to the motivation and destination of his characters.
Book review : Containment, by Christian Cantrell –
Especially when some problems are not meant to be solved as solving them would destroy the fabric of their Living In A Bubble This series must be read in order. Naturally, I wanted to see how the topic was handled.
What could have been a very interesting tale about struggling to live contajnment an isolated colony, and as a First Generation colonist, and the lies everyone was living with was diminished because you had to slog through the scientific “how V1 worked” and “why they were there”. Open Preview See a Problem?
And at only 86p it’s hard not to try it. This is the first book.
Containment (Christian Cantrell)
The story builds up to the reveal kind of slowly, and leaves some little hints of what the twist actually is. He shows the signs of being capable of very good writing, given the focus.
Cantrell tells the story very well. Another big issue with the book is its really poor characterization.
Firstly, such round figures of and annoy me. Ending isn’t really the appropriate word, though, as that might imply some sort of resolution. Earth has been on the verge of environmental crisis for several centuries, and while things are looking on the up and up, the administrators are still treating planning as if Earth could collapse at any moment.
What makes this different than most science fiction is that the author bases his story on scientific knowledge up to the present. When planning for the first generation of humans born in V1, administration makes the inexplicable decision to allow as many people as possible to be born, safety margins be damned. As it turns out, the oxygen supply has been a major issue since the colony began.
He knew he had the poisoning, but didn’t do anything on his own to treat it, like start taking iodine. This is a world that begins with fact and continues in the direction of one of the infinite possibilities concerning mankind’s future. This just might be the most well realized world I’ve ever read in a scifi book. While it might be difficult to believe that these young scientists are unaware of the true nature of their environment, one can imagine a situation in which external input is so carefully controlled that they remain sheltered from the truth until they get into the truly hardcore experiments.
He knew that in order to change all of their lives, he needed to tear down everything that had been built up between tem, compact it all down into a clean and solid foundation on top of which he could start building something completely new, something with no moving parts, something so towering and imposing that none of them could dismiss it. He cannot be contained or curtailed as he was designed to solve impossible problems.
He’s just waking up from brain surgery because of an accident he can’t remember. I am left with cantell idea what the book is about. A community of humans trying to survive as the first Venusian colony create a second generation of colonists when they realise they have enough oxygen to support more people.
I enjoy creativity and ingenuity and felt Cantrell certainly offered that. This isn’t so much an adventure as it is someone telling you a number of things they find interesting, kind of interesting, and what’s necessary to move a plot point along.
But the well constructed setting and largely engaging plot makes it worth rounding up for me, so four stars it is.
Arik is extremely well-developed as a character. Not the descriptions of the planet and his cantgell, but the ‘If I take X gallons of water and apply X gigajoules of electricity, taking into account a gravimetric force of Y As for the story crafting itself we have characters with little emotional cantreell, including the main character. Look, out of all this, I do have to say the Cantrell can form a sentence is a manner very pleasant to read, even though I did notice a good bit of sentence structure issues.
Nobody was able to translate the code and Arek was asked to take a look at it. I can’t say for contianment, but I got the real sense that there were real scientific theories behind a lot of what was created in Containment which was cool. To give you an idea of christkan I mean, I’ll give an example I really am disappointed and am scratching my head as to why this came up via Amazon Vine.
The story gets off to a bit I picked this up from the Kindle store when it was either free, or rather cheap under a pound. They also have to dig through all the false-truths they have been fed by the colonies founders. But a reader does not require all this detail unless it applies to the plot and if it is inserted seamlessly. Existentialism versus chaos theory amidst a far future setting. The author is very heavy handed cabtrell it, particularly as so much of it was just fluffy stuff.
If the calculations were real, not guesses or estimates or averages, then I would expect an odd figure, ie The ending is open, leaving room for further development Old school science fiction I managed to avoid knowing the big plot twist in advance, and thought I was reading an Arthur C.