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In the year 2031, a robot probe detects traces of biological activity on Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. This sensational discovery shows that there is indeed evidence of extraterrestrial life. Fifteen years later, a hurriedly built spacecraft sets out on the long journey to the ringed planet and its moon. The international crew is not just facing a difficult twenty-seven months: if the spacecraft manages to make it to Enceladus without incident it must use a drillship to penetrate the kilometer-thick sheet of ice that entombs the moon. If life does indeed exist on Enceladus, it could only be at the bottom of the salty, ice covered ocean, which formed billions of years ago.

However, shortly after takeoff disaster strikes the mission, and the chances of the crew making it to Enceladus, let alone back home, look grim. From internationally best-selling hard science fiction author Brandon Q. Morris comes a new novel for hard science fiction enthusiasts. As a physicist and space specialist, Morris describes the journey of the international expedition through the hostile vacuum of space, using the latest scientific findings and technology trends as his inspiration. This isn't a 'What If' story, this is a 'When Will' story.

©2018 Brandon Q. Morris (P)2018 Liberaudio

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A space odyssey that's worth taking.
-- Kirkus

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A poor reading of a bad story

Clearly my review is among the minority, but the reader seemed to have only a sing-song delivery of all the characters in every situation, making most every statement wholly inapropriate; happy, happy, happy, "I'm going to kill you now with this sledge hammer," happy, happy, happy, and the writing was little better; happy, happy, happy, "OK, but I wish you wouldn't."
The whole sci-fi storyline of finding intelligent life in outer space is really getting old and mundane, and this author has given the tired subject not a shred of new life. The psychotic introduction of the chapters is remeniscent of lunacy imagining itself wise by random confusion staged as enlightenment. This book is a classic attempt at making a chimera of science-fiction and fantacy. and not a very good attempt at that. The reading just made the bad problem worse.