Heaven's Shadow by David S. Goyer

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The science fiction epic of our time has arrived.

Three years ago, an object one hundred miles across was spotted on a trajectory for Earth's sun. Now, its journey is almost over. As it approaches, two competing manned vehicles race through almost half a million kilometers of space to reach it first. But when they both arrive on the entity, they learn that it has been sent toward Earth for a reason. An intelligent race is desperately attempting to communicate with our primitive species. And the message is: Help us.


About David S. Goyer

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David S. Goyer is a screenwriter, film director, and comic book writer. His screenplays include the upcoming Man of Steel. He lives in Los Angeles.Michael Cassutt is a television producer, scriptwriter, and author. His TV work includes The Twilight Zone, Max Headroom, and Eerie, Indiana. He lives in Los Angeles.
Published July 5, 2011 by Ace. 409 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This slick space opera trilogy starter sets up an interesting situation but never quite brings it to life.

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City Book Review

‘Well, it looks as though we’ve been watching life evolve,’ Zach said, ‘only a few billion times faster than we’d expect.’ ” A propulsive page-turner, Heaven’s Shadow is driven by plot rather than characters or ideas, and seems mostly disinterested in the metaphors and moral issues that make the...

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The Agony Column

Goyer and Cassutt make the most of their premise with cleverly-characterized astronauts, a time-sliced plot structure that cuts between the object's discovery and the in-progress mission to explore it, and lots of great hard science.

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Although it’s actually going to pass close to the Earth, at about the distance of the Moon, there are no undiscovered objects that size in the main Asteroid Belt, so it still has to be from the Kuiper Belt if it’s natural.

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The Space Review

Given that, to my mind, SF readers are more likely to be drawn to e-readers than consumers of most popular fiction, I think some writers—including the hard SF folks—are going to become more popular than they ever would have in print.

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