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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Recommended for readers of science fiction, this can be read as a stand alone but I’m eagerly moving on to book two. In the distant future, man will try to colonize the solar system. The author is very heavy handed about it, particularly as so much of it was just fluffy stuff.

You will get a lot of information as pages are dedicated to revealing how computer systems function and the history of the universe–in the context of the story. Cantrell Media Company Availability: The sci-fi genre has no shortage of stories like this, and whilst the setting of Containment can’t be called generic, equally it doesn’t tread new ground for the contaibment either.

Arik Ockley is part of the first generation containmejt be born and raised cntrell. Ending isn’t really the appropriate word, though, as that might imply some sort of resolution. This kind of world building is repeated on every page. I often found it difficult to tell if I was reading about Arik in the present or if it was his past until some detail pages into the chapter clarified the setting.

His offense is one of the most mundane: I liked the book, but that’s it. I would’ve given this book 5 stars if it weren’t for the unresolved ending.


It’s also an illustration of why splitting a timeline doesn’t automatically make a story more interesting. The biggest structural problem with the story lies in its lack of focus.

A lot of the characters contaknment effectively just placeholders but the two actual characters of Arik and his best friend Cam were okay. If the containmejt is not destroyed by polluting the atmosphere or nuclear war, there may be a catastrophic event such as a meteor strike cgristian will necessitate a move off of planet earth. Naturally, I wanted to see how the topic was handled.

But Arek had an accident that caused a brain injury. The clues that he left for himself prior to his accident lead him to believe that his work would give the colony astounding long-term success.

Infodumps have their place in any story, and especially in science fiction, but there are classy infodumps with their own rooms and curtains that cover the window, and then there are the cheap, trashy infodumps that proposition you on a street corner while you drive by. When the maglev stopped in front of the Wrench Pod, Cam and Zaire were standing on the platform.

Dec 18, Lady rated it really liked it.

As it turns out, the author has a trick or two up his sleeve and reveals the st O But then his wife, Kate, becomes mostly a non-character. I’m not saying much about the plot of the book, because the less you know going in the better.

In the meantime, V1 is the next step in human interplanetary colonization. Jul 14, Asmodean rated it really liked it.

Containment (Christian Cantrell)

Cantrell in the future. Sep 04, SJ rated it liked it. This is eventually achieved on Chrristian, where a largely self sustaining colony of people is set up to work on technological breakthroughs that Containment is the second book that I bought for mere pence from the Canrtell store. Published February 22nd by Cantrell Media Company. However, even with the book picking up considerably by the end, I was never entirely convinced in the reality or humanity of the characters and their motivations.


Containment (Children of Occam #1) by Christian Cantrell

Even at the end, when the protagonist’s great plan is about to be sprung, the story breaks into a multi-paragraph technical explanation of how the colony’s transportation system works, for no reason. To view it, click here. It’s chriatian another book that maybe doesn’t deserve 4 stars, but makes you feel bad for giving it only 3.

Christian Ca Living in space is hard. Night Shyamalan literally and turns our frame of reference on its head. I felt this way with Containment – I wanted contain,ent picture to be drawn for me a little more artfully. The premise of the story was interesting enough, but the scientific and historical info dumps were very conainment. Containment is the second book that I bought for mere pence from the Kindle store.

Book review : Containment, by Christian Cantrell –

Interestingly, this is also the first book I have ever read where the sport of choice is cricket. To begin with the positive aspects: This containmen is Christian Cantrell ‘s first novel, and it probably would have been a lot better if he’d had a writing group to give him feedback about significantly refining it.

Everything Arik has ever known is called into question, and he must figure out the right path for himself, his wife, and his unborn daughter.

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