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ISBN:
0743406079
Author:
Judith Reeves-Stevens,Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pocket Star; 1st edition (March 1, 2005)
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Rating:
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Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a New York Times-bestselling husband-and-wife writing/producing team.

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a New York Times-bestselling husband-and-wife writing/producing team. In June, 2013, at the Constellation Awards ceremony in Toronto, the writing couple were honored with the Constellation Award for "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television" for their role in creating the series, Primeval: New World.

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a well-known science fiction writing team. So far with these two books we see a Reeves-Stevens pattern: you need the military but within that military will be the crazed General who is the main bad guy. Overcome that guy, with Bailey's help, hooray. They are the co-authors of William Shatner's bestselling Star Trek novels and their other bestsellers include the reference books The Art of Star Trek and The Next Generation: The Continuing Mission. I had a minor problem with the ending.

During the height of the Cold War, an ultra-secret agency charged with keeping space safe for America was created within the United States Air Force, the United States Space Force (USSF).

So begins the riveting new novel by acclaimed writing team Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens - a relentless tale of high-tech conspiracy and suspense that reaches back to the darkest secrets of the space race of the 1960s, and ahead to the startling new technologies that will drive us to the Moon in the next decade. Freefall" marks the long-awaited return of the heroes of "Icefire" - the Reeves-Stevens novel Stephen King hailed as: "The best suspense novel of its kind since "The Hunt for Red October.

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Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a husband and wife writing team who have authored a number of Star Trek books, most notably the bestselling series of collaborations with William Shatner. They have also written for several non-fiction volumes about Star Trek, and were on Star Trek: Enterprise during its fourth season. Memory Prime (TOS novel, 1988). Prime Directive (TOS novel, 1990). Federation (novel, 1994). The Ashes of Eden (TOS novel, with William Shatner, 1995).

GARFIELD REEVES-STEVENS. The Chronicles of Galen Sword. A novel of forbidden history. Judith & garfield. St. martin’s press new york.

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U.S. Navy Captain Mitch Webber, oceanographer Cory Rey, and Air Force Major Wilhemina Bailey are reunited as they uncover dark secrets about the past and the death of a Russian cosmonaut during the epic struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first to land on the moon. Original.
  • Gianni_Giant
I really enjoyed this one. I chanced on this author duo with the random selection of 'Icefire' several weeks ago. That one was pretty good. The only weakness was how annoying Dr Rey is throughout most of that book. In this book, however, Dr Rey is much less a person you wouldn't mind falling into a coma by chapter 2 and remaining there until chapter 30.

This book had a fast pace and overall entertaining plot. The idea of the plot was very original, to me anyways. In my mind the only reason the Russian didn't fire his weapon on the moon before dying was because Apollo had already landed and so he was too late; not because he had an epiphany about peace... but each reader will decide...

So far with these two books we see a Reeves-Stevens pattern: you need the military but within that military will be the crazed General who is the main bad guy. Overcome that guy, with Bailey's help, hooray.

I had a minor problem with the ending. Only the SOV and Kitty Hawk are known to the public at the end... but it can't be that clean and simple. People will ask "where did you park the Kitty Hawk before coming home on the Enterprise?"... other on-orbit assets would have to become known. But, there's always the Bradbury Defense. :)
  • Uttegirazu
This second book was as good as the first. Too bad these two are not writing anymore.
  • Yainai
A fun return to the characters, this book does not disappoint.
  • Stoneshaper
Good follow up read...
  • Cerar
great book every bit as good as "ICEFIRE" with three main charaters freom the originol "ICEFIRE" it has been long awated
Judith & Garfield Revees- Stevens are among my favorite authors
hope for another equal of the "ICEFIRE" cast would highly recomend this book even if you haven't read "ICEFIRE" the previouse book describes there backgrounds. Once again in my oppion "great book"
  • Ieslyaenn
Great book shipped quickly.
  • Opithris
SPOILER ALERT
If you like geeky, techno-babble, thrillers then this is pretty good. The plot is good except for 2 large holes: Why would the United States Space Force wait 40 years to "sanitize" a Russian space craft crash site on the moon (because it could lead to doubt of American Exceptionalism.) No, they have to wait to the last second, before China is about to find the site, to attempt a "sanitation." Plot hole 2 is that the Russian who secretly beats the Americans to the moon in 1969 had plans to shoot down Apollo 11, as it orbits the moon, to keep Apollo 11 from beating the Russian, who is already on the moon, to the moon.
It's hard to explain what "Freefall" is about - much easier to say what it involves. In "Freefall", secrets of the Apollo-era race for the moon threaten to unravel in our present. Mitch Webber parachutes into China on a mission to infiltrate a secret base developing a futuristic fighter jet. Instead, he finds an even more secret "Taikonaut" training facility, where the PRoC is readying for its own stab into space. Meanwhile, Corazon "Cory" Rey, Mitch's squeeze from "Icefire" (which none of us on "The Rotten Review" actually read) is onboard the ISS, "International Space Station", retrieving a robot probe that's just been collecting dust from the moon. Sent to the moon by Kai Teller, a mysterious space-age visionary, the probe rendezvous in Earth orbit with ISS. It's only at that point that all hell breaks loose onboard ISS, killing almost everybody but Rey and a couple of cosmonauts.

Webber struggles to protect Cory from rival cabals, each with their own designs on space. As he does, he also finds himself lured into a top-secret program known only as "The Project", which turns out to be the USAF's manned spaceflight program. (This is no spoiler - the cover and several illustrations pretty much give up that ghost before you've started chapter one.) We learn that the rivaling forces are Teller and USAF Gen. Salyard, and that each has their own designs on spaceflight. What each will do to beat the other is the meat of the story. The near-term goal for each lies on the moon where we (the readers) are primed to believe a horrible secret is to be revealed.

So why does "Freefall" go straight down? I can think of several reasons.

"Freefall" bombards you with so much high-tech wizardry that the action grinds to a halt before the story ever gets going. There is the disaster aboard ISS but it's leaden and confusing. Many readers will have to read it twice just to get a grip on one what happened and to whom it happened, and once it's over the incident makes only an incidental impact on those who were involved in it.

Next, "Freefall" confronts you with startling revelations about the state of space travel and past history, so much so that the story loses its grounding in the real world, positioning itself in a fantasy version of it where anything is possible, and therefore little is actually surprising or interesting. The story asks you to accept that so much more has already happened in space than our history books have told us that when the story has gotten to the real secrets, it's lost the ability to amaze the reader with them. At one point, the characters are told that the Roswell alien crash was actually a smokescreen - that was the point I realized that the writer had succumbed to his own suspension of disbelief. In the novel's Dan Brown moment, an academic explains how the UFO story of Roswell was really a smokescreen for a botched security drill between the USAF and the Navy. It's a compelling story but why anybody should believe it (least of all the academic who pouts it) is more of a mystery, and one you know that the authors aren't prepared to spend any time on.

Next - there isn't a single interesting character in this whole story. The biggest mystery of the story is whether the authors have ever actually met with a real human being, since no realistic humans are found populating the pages of this story, only cyborgs.

Lastly, there's the author's style. At one point, one of the main characters laments the way that a NASA tech writer was allowed to construct the many official acronyms. Unfortunately, it seems that the same unnamed NASA bureaucrat is also the same guy who edited "Freefall".

Nary a page goes by that escapes without some bloated language. It's almost as if someone on the executive staff of The Rotten Review(tm) actually wrote this book. We would never ask people to pay for our gut-wrenching pedantic writing because we know how ill-suited it is for telling a good yarn. "Freefall" takes one of the most exciting moments in history and turns it into one of the dullest airport thrillers ever read.