Helix by Eric Brown

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Helix is a fast-paced action adventure novel following the plight of four humans when they crashland on what they think is a desolate, ice-bound planet. Daylight brings the discovery that the planet is one of thousands arranged in a vast spiral wound about a central sun. They set off to discover a more habitable, Earth-like world and come across strange races of aliens, and life-threatening perils, on their way.

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Eric Brown is the award-winning author of a huge number of SF novels, such as "Helix", "Guardians of the Phoenix", "Necropath", and "The Fall of Tartarus", as well as many children's books, radio plays articles and reviews.
Published November 25, 2013 by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. 532 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One day, his young activist daughter shows up and reveals that she’s leaving Earth for an experimental mission that places thousands of travelers in hypersleep on a ship traveling for centuries to a new planet, where mankind can start from scratch.

Jun 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Helix


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Feb 19 2008 | Read Full Review of Helix


Suffice to say, Brown packs a great deal into Helix and the narrative doesn’t really slow a bit.

Feb 18 2008 | Read Full Review of Helix

Starburst Magazine

Helix Wars is Eric Brown’s follow up to the clever and easygoing Helix, a fun sci-fi romp that used big ideas as a back-drop to a rather pedestrian but thoroughly enjoyable adventure.

Nov 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Helix

SF Crow's Nest

As ‘Helix Wars’ starts, thirty-five year-old human space shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis is transporting a couple of Peacekeepers on a routine mission from their home world of New Earth to a world called D’rayni, seven worlds distant along the Helix.

Feb 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Helix

The British Fantasy Society

In the novel, Helix, a human colony ship crashes on one of the planets and the thrust of the novel is about the discovery of the nature of the place where they have found themselves.

Nov 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Helix

Grasping For The Wind

In Helix, by Eric Brown, mankind has managed to destroy Earth.

Jul 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Helix

Fiction Reviews

There is something of the Golden Age of science fiction writing in Eric Brown's Helix.

Aug 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Helix

The Zone

Part of me hopes that Brown resists the temptation to set another novel here and head down the path of diminishing intellectual returns (he does give us enough on the Builders to make that an unnecessary option), and part of me wants to further explore this wonderful and exotic place.

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Curtis Brown

The new edition of this classic work contains over 350 annotations and photographs, many of which were not previously published.

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