Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear

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A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination - unknown. Its purpose - a mystery.

Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home - a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms - he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.

All he has are questions -- Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03?

All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.

About Greg Bear

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Greg Bear, author of over 25 books, which have been translated into 17 languages, has won science fiction's highest honors and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. The recipient of two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction, he has been called "the best working writer of hard science fiction" by THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA. Many of his novels, such as DARWIN'S RADIO, are considered to be this generations' classics. He is married to Astrid Anderson, daughter of science fiction great Poul Anderson, and they are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandria. His recent thriller novel, QUANTICO, was published in 2007 and the sequel, MARIPOSA, followed in 2009. He has since published a new, epic SF novel, CITY AT THE END OF TIME and a generation starship novel, HULL ZERO THREE..
Published November 22, 2010 by Orbit. 318 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Most of the actual narrative movement takes place in the last quarter of the book, and the resolution has a structural wobble in that it’s told as a series of disconnected scenes—about half of which take place after something that reads like a prologue, and more or less removes any remaining tens...

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Greg Bear Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: City at the End of Time SF Site Review: City at the End of Time SF Site Review: Quantico SF Site Review: Darwin's Children SF Site Review: W3: Women in Deep Time SF Site Review: Eon SF Site Review: Vitals SF Site Review: Blood Music S...

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Fantasy Literature

Bear has a knack for describing monsters, and readers that enjoy reading about slurping, skittering biology running amok aboard spaceships should rush to read Hull Zero Three.

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SF Signal

The ship is a colonist ship that has yet to reach its destination and is obviously malfunctioning: it cycles through periods of spin up and spin down, and therefore through periods of gravity and weightlessness;

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Strange Horizons

But even here, Bear as before invites the reader to form their own mental image of the character, using vivid terms to form a strong overall impression, but leaving us the pleasure of filling in the detail: "Shining ivory spines ripple and fold back like bristled fur .

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There’s a scene in, of all things, a documentary about folk musician Martin Carthy that springs to mind when reading Greg Bear’s new novel.

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What we have with Hull Zero Three is near-mundane SF in the form of the interstellar space craft and hard SF biology of its occupants whose survival is threatened which in turn drives them (and the reader) into needing to find out what (not) on Earth is going on.

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