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Phobos (Paperback, New edition): Ty Drago

Phobos (Paperback, New edition)

Ty Drago

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Praise for "Phobos: "
"Drago's exceptionally well-written first novel is a police procedural set on Mars in the twenty-second century. Once the investigation gets going, plot, pacing, and characters blend well. And suspense rapidly builds as we realize that some of the plots afoot threaten death tolls that make the ambitions of the terrorists Brogue foils early on seem mild. More, if you please, Mr. Drago."--"Booklist"
""Phobos" is a very impressive debut novel."--Mike Resnick
"Set on 22nd-century Mars and the larger of its two moons, Phobos, Drago's first novel successfully combines hard science (biotech and nanotech) with military and social SF. The SED corporation, which mines a vital metal christened barsoomium, calls the shots on the colonized Red Planet. When Lieutenant Michael Brogue, the only native Martian colonist in the Peacekeepers, rescues a visiting Terran politician from terrorists, he discovers that no good deed goes unpunished. He gets transferred to Phobos, where he replaces the moon's popular Peacekeeper officer recently killed by a mysterious life form known as the Phobos Beast. He also encounters the formidable Sergeant Choi Min Lau and the equally formidable Wilber Isaacs and his daughter Gabrielle, entrepreneurs running the Agraria research station on Phobos. Tracking down the Phobos Beast tangles Brogue in a web of intrigue involving near-mutiny, kidnapping and murder. The author hardly sets a foot or a word wrong. This is a strong candidate for the year's best SF debut."--Publishers Weekly
"A speedy pace and lots of action scenes make this a good choice for readers of sf adventure and intrigue."--Library Journal
"Military murder-mystery seton Phobos, one of the hurtling moons of Barsoom-er, Mars. An intriguing whodunit with well-developed characters whose mostly stock situations Drago handles with flair and skill: a newcomer worth keeping an eyestalk canted towards."--Kirkus Reviews
"A well-written story in a well-thought-out milieu, with themes that touch upon today's societal conflicts. The story is a page-turner, and the science is believable and coherent. It's reminiscent of Heinlein's military stories, and leaves ample room for a sequel. An altogether good read."--Walter H. Hunt
""Phobos" is a great police procedural science fiction tale that hooks the audience from the moment Mike works the mayoral abduction case until he completes the dangerous moon probe. The story line works for both genres as Mars and Phobos feel genuinely colonized and in dispute with the mother planet while the investigation seeks to uncover the villain behind the homicides. The key cast members whether they are from Earth or Mars are fully developed so that the audience receives a great tale reminiscent of Sean Connery's "Outland.""--Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Review, January 2004
""Phobos" is an exciting, high-speed ride. As Lieutenant Michael Brogue attempts to sort out the brutal murders, cutting-edge science, and alien environment on the Martian moon, you will be just as intrigued as he is. Ty Drago is a writer to watch."--Nancy Kress

General

Imprint: Tor Books/ Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2005
Authors: Ty Drago
Dimensions: 171 x 106 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-4454-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
LSN: 0-7653-4454-8
Barcode: 9780765344540

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