Children of Occam
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    Containment | Christian Cantrell

    Containment

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christian Cantrell
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    As Earth's ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity's first permanent steppingstone into the universe. Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth.

    Promising but falls a little bit short

    I largely enjoyed containment and found the premise to be very interesting. However; I found that the style of jumping back and forth between the pres..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2011 by Gregory (Massachusetts, United States)
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    Equinox: Children of Occam, Book 2 | Christian Cantrell

    Equinox: Children of Occam, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Christian Cantrell
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    A delicate balance exists between humankind on Earth and the Coronians, the descendants of terrestrial scientists who were marooned aboard the space station Equinox. In exchange for raw materials crucial to expanding their off-world home, the Coronians provide precious space-based solar power to an Earth obscured by greenhouse gasses. But distrust runs deep between the two races, with each yearning for freedom from their mutual dependence yet both terrified of perishing without the other's help.

    Good story, but one problem

    The author has mixed up units of energy and power, using the watt (unit of power, one Joule per second) when he should use the Joule (unit of energy, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2016 by YACG ()