Crichton would be proud of this awesome space exploration tale.
5 out of 5
I grew up loving Michael Crichton books–like seriously the first book I remember being mad was over was Jurassic Park. Then I found out that he had written The Lost World and my life opened up again. I spent the entire summer reading over those two books.
This book is in the same vein, with a lot of big creatures (I don’t want to give too much away), and things going awry. I believe if Crichton were alive today he would be thrilled to read this quick novella.
Being a novella, with most that I’ve read, my only complaint is that it was just too short. I know the purpose of the Kindle Worlds projects, but damn–I could have used a lot more character development and just more explanation of where they were and a lot of the why’s. BUT, that does not take away from my overall experience. I knew going into it that it was going to be short… but if Thacker were to revisit this story later and add to it, I would not be upset!
Mr. Thacker, if you’re reading this– please write more in this world!
Set in the world of A.G. Riddle’s science fiction and thriller best sellers The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Origin, and The Atlantis World, The Atlantis Deception is a space exploration science fiction novel that begins many years before the events of the original Origins Mystery trilogy.
The Atlantis Origins Project exists for the exploration and scientific discovery of alien-inhabited worlds, and Isis and Janus have served in the program for over twenty years.
When a strange computer malfunction leaves them locked inside the arcology, a large dome at the center of the ship, they must figure out a way to get out.
But the arcology isn’t empty. There are alien species inside the arc as well, brought back for scientific study and entertainment.
And not all of these species are friendly…
Nick is a writer, but you already knew that, so he won’t waste your time.
If he were to describe his work (which is exactly what he’s trying to do here), he would say it’s a mashup between Jurassic Park, National Treasure, The Da Vinci Code, all of James Rollins’ stuff, some of Clive Cussler’s stuff, a little of Michael Crichton’s stuff, with a side of adrenaline, testosterone, and the good parts of the Michael Bay movies (but only the GOOD PARTS).
His soon-to-be-written Wikipedia page says that he lives in a cabin on a mountain in Colorado with his wife and daughter, and enjoys being terrorized by the three dogs and tortoise that share his life and do nothing but eat food and cost him money.
He would love for you to hang out with him on Twitter or on his website, www.nickthacker.com.