Threshold

Threshold The Sequel to Boundary Space Adventure by a New York Times Best Selling Author and a New Star of Science Fiction When the strange fossil she d discovered had ended up giving her a trip to Mars Helen

  • Title: Threshold
  • Author: Eric Flint Ryk E. Spoor
  • ISBN: 9781439133606
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Sequel to Boundary Space Adventure by a New York Times Best Selling Author and a New Star of Science Fiction.When the strange fossil she d discovered had ended up giving her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she d gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime But when you ve also married A.J Baker, overconfident super sensor expert for thThe Sequel to Boundary Space Adventure by a New York Times Best Selling Author and a New Star of Science Fiction.When the strange fossil she d discovered had ended up giving her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she d gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime But when you ve also married A.J Baker, overconfident super sensor expert for the only private agency in space the Ares Corporation and your best friend Madeline Fathom Buckley is a former secret agent who s just signed on as the chief of security for the newly created and already embattled Interplanetary Research Institute of the United Nations, there s always somewhere farther to go The newest discoveries will take her, A.J and their friends Jackie, Joe, and Madeline to the mysterious asteroid Ceres and beyond, in a desperate race to Jupiter s perilous miniature system of radiation bombarded moons The next gold rush is on for alien technology, hidden in lost bases around the system And there are people willing to do anything to get it even plan the first interplanetary war, four hundred million miles from home

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    About "Eric Flint Ryk E. Spoor"

    1. Eric Flint Ryk E. Spoor

      Eric Flint is a New York Times bestselling American author, editor, and e publisher The majority of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures.

    960 thoughts on “Threshold”

    1. Took a bit of time to build the story line. But still good continuity of characters from the first book in the series.


    2. The second book in the Boundary series, Threshold follows the continuing adventures of the Ares space exploration company in its attempt to find and document the secret ancient bases left over from a war among alien races in our solar system. This particular adventure focuses on the settlement of a new base on Ceres and some industrial espionage between the existing space explorers and a new ship launched by the European Union. Adventure ensues!A few thoughts: Threshold walks a fine line between [...]


    3. This book, while well-written, seemed a bit forced and deviated from the first in tone and focus.I very much enjoyed the predecessor, Boundary. In that one there was a widespread mystery (who/what/where were the aliens) and multiple significant technological challenges to overcome with "cascading" hurdles that showed up as time went on, dealt with by very developed characters who had meaningful interactions in the midst of all of them. Unfortunately, where the previous book was a scientific thri [...]


    4. Our friends from Boundary are back in a pretty direct sequel to the first book. The race is on to find more Bemmie bases. The Ares Project, despite having managed to get a foothold on Mars, is strapped for cash and resources. With some clever maneuvering they manage to get both, and set off towards first Ceres, then Enceladus.The first book was nicely crafted, with excellent character development. This second one feels much more forced, especially the first half. I really enjoyed going back and [...]


    5. The first quarter or third of the book did not feel as strong as "Boundary" or "Castaway Planet" mainly because it makes several jumps forward in time giving us vignettes of how the situation is evolving. This part of the book starts from shortly after the end of "Boundary" through several years until the events that are covered in last two-thirds of the book. This extended introduction sets the context for the dramatic events that follow. In the dedication, the authors caution that "liberties a [...]


    6. The sequel to Boundary finds the Ares crew getting ready to do a little more exploration, looking for new “Bemmie” bases in the solar system. This may be a somewhat difficult project, since the US is still fuming about the steps taken by Madeline Fathom to ensure that “fair play” would win the day. Funding has definitely become an issue, as well as logistics. Another matter of concern is elements within the European Union, who would like to have access to the next base found (and those s [...]


    7. I realy loved BOUNDARY, the book to which this is a sequel, but was a bit let down here. The first book centered on scientists doing science in a convincing mannner, but this was more of a politics and spies-in-space story without much of a conclusion. It seemed much more rushwed than the first volume, and really needed some kind of a synopsis of events, because it wasn't possible to pick up all of the threads again through context. It was still a nice enough narrative, but just not as good as t [...]


    8. While I really enjoyed Boundary, I bounced off this one. There's more political wrangling and less xenoarchaeology (at least in the first several chapters), so it's not as much to my tastes, and I didn't get around to finishing it before it had to go back to the library.I'll give it a try again at some point, as I'd still like to read Portal eventually and find out if some of my guesses on what happened with the Bemmies are correct.


    9. What do you do when you find what looks like an alien fossil on the K-T Boundary? That was the problem that confronted Helen Sutter on a dig that also had the strange fossil surrounded by several dinosaur fossils. As the story unfolds that fossil leads to even stranger events and Helen winds up on Mars!!!A lot happens between these two events. Boundary has science, action, adventure, great characters and relationships all in an exciting format.


    10. I would rate this higher, but too much of the book, about the first half, was spent giving an outline of how the p litics and economy of the solar system evolved after the previous book ended. Then, just as I was about to give up a plot appeared--and a pretty good one. Lots of science and difficulties to overcome. The characterizations are pretty basic and formulaic, but it is space opera after all.


    11. Stereotypes all the way down.The EU and Ares are racing to explore the rest of the solar system, in a story that has as many plot holes as a sieve. Still, the action is there and the story moves ahead so it is not all bad.And all the characters are still photo models of extreme intelligence and physical prowess.


    12. review could be a copy of the one for boundry. Great book for vacation, easy reading interesting sci fi, good guys win, again although a sequal could be a stand alone read, and leaves it off for a nother sequel


    13. Second book in a series. Stood mostly on it's own but there were occasions when it seemed liked one needed to read the first book. Good action--alien artifacts and pure old fashioned human greed in a space race.


    14. Second in the series. The exploration of Phobos and Mars continues, but there is indication that something may be on Ceres as well. The crew ventures forth in the continuing quest to see what is out there.



    15. Very nice. A second book in an old-fashioned SF space exploration story, now with functional villains. I just wish the authors cut it with the romance.



    16. Very little xeno-paleontology/archeology (like Boundary); space race to the outer planets with bad guys aboard. Slow start but nice finish.


    17. I very much liked this book lots of good hard science some of it a little implausible, but since it helped story I'm okay with it.


    18. I was hoping for more "exploring alien ruins," like its predecessor, and got more "politics in space" than I wanted. I hope the next book goes back to form.


    19. Well I was going to give it a 2 untill I hit the climax and final 50 pages which were terrific. The plot was good, the science belivable but the writing is dry, Ryk E. Spoor you need more practice.


    20. 3.5 stars. Threshold is Half a book, but still very entertaining. Don't read unless you're prepared to read next book.




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