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Download ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Adam Roberts characters Splinter ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Hector travels across America to visit his father on a ranch He discovers that he has constructed a cult who await the impact of an asteroid. I ve only gotten about a third of the way into this one and have started reading something else so it may be a non finisher It s not awful just hard to connect with mostly because of the main character The basic ideas storytelling are OK if a little outdated in terms of science fiction end of the world concepts Well I finally finished this one after nearly nine months It just didn t have anything for me aside from the background reason for the story I can t really recommend it but if you like the author s other works maybe this is for you

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Download ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Adam Roberts characters Splinter ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB On He struggles with his skepticism and acceptance of the fact that he is part of the remnants of the human race on a splinter from the Eart. Splinter is a reworking of the lesser known work Off on a Comet by Jules Verne that began life as a short story for an anthology However this is not just a simple reworking of the tropes used in Verne s story but a whole new approach in fact both stories could not be different Whilst Verne was famous for his info dumps of actual scientific knowledge to explain the fantastical elements of the tale Adam Roberts is concerned with the human and emotional cost of the apocalyptic events described Adam Roberts is a very clever writer he uses uniue language and narration techniues even experimenting with structure The tale is divided into three distinct sections written in differing tenses The first section in past tense the second in present and the third in future tense Basing the events around the troubled relationship between a Father and Son adds the necessary emotional weight to the novel This central relationship concerning Hector junior and his father Hector senior is essentially the glue that holds the plot together Hector junior s reluctance to accept he is now an adult and responsible for his own future is what cause the rift with his father so in some senses this also feels like a poignant coming of age story The unusual structure of Splinter and the vague and in some ways baffling ending leave the meaning to your own interpretation Some may criticise Robert s approach and accuse him of perhaps being a little too clever and losing his way at the end but I would disagree Although Splinter isn t the greatest of Science Fiction novel for me there are glimpses of talent here that show this is yet another example of the current generation of exceptional Science Fiction writers taking the genre to new levels of acclaim Perhaps even beginning to change long established ideas with regards the respectability of the genre

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Download ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¿ Adam Roberts characters Splinter ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB However Hector is amazed when the section of Earth that the ranch is on suddenly breaks free from the rest of the planet during the collisi. Inspired by one of Jules Verne s less known books this is the story of what happens to a small group of people when a splinter of earth survives the destruction of the planet To be honest it s mostly the story of one middle aged man who refuses to believe what has happened and of his coming to terms with it It s uite well written and does evoke the style of novels written in an earlier time but I found it a bit tedious and I really didn t like the ending Definitely my least favourite of the 10 or so Roberts books that I ve read 2 12 stars

  • Paperback
  • 252
  • Splinter
  • Adam Roberts
  • English
  • 27 August 2018
  • 9781844164905