Exodus - Andreas Christensen

Exodus

By Andreas Christensen

  • Release Date: 2015-01-31
  • Genre: High Tech
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 388 Ratings

Description

A high tech space opera set in a dystopian future society where humanity faces its greatest challenge ever.

Exodus is the first installment of the Exodus Trilogy.

When mankind faces extinction, how can anyone survive?

In 2072, Earth faces the ultimate extinction event. In an America turned authoritarian, a race against time begins. To send a starship to a distant planet, where the remains of humanity can survive. Only a small number will be chosen for this final endeavor to save mankind from extinction, and among the contenders only the most resourceful will have a chance.

But while the government wants to choose loyal subjects in order to create another version of the society they have engineered, there are those who secretly conspire to let the starfarers choose their own destiny, free from the bonds of their mother world.

As mankind on Earth faces its final blow, the selected few set course for Aurora, more than 40 light years away!

Follow Tina Hammer, scramjet pilot and officer, Kenneth Taylor, Harvard professor and alienated by the nation he once held so dear, Maria Solis, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, a girl who would never have been chosen, except for her dad's money, on their various paths toward the greatest adventure in human history.

Accolades for Exodus:

"Wow! I was truly impressed by this book. I love when science fiction writers combine science, politics and psychology. For me the mix was just right"

"This book is science fiction in great form. It doesn't just make you think about the future, it really makes you think about the world around you today"

"A race through the end of the Earth - excellent SF"

The Exodus Trilogy:
Book 1, EXODUS (2012)
Book 2, AURORA (2013)
Book 3, GENESIS (2014)

Also related:
ALIVE, an Exodus companion novella (2013)

Reviews

  • Exodus

    5
    By MD Jim
    Easy read, good for times when you're waiting around or just want to escape our hectic world.
  • Quick read

    4
    By Rundna13
    Whether you like science fiction or not, the story brings you history, drama, and what if that is timely in an easy to read manner. On to the next book to continue the story.....
  • Exodus

    5
    By Star rocket rider
    Great book have to get next one
  • Exodus - book 1

    4
    By Review Reviewer
    I liked it. I am still not used to reading books electronically, but it didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the story. I am looking forward to Book 2 - Aurora.
  • Read this book!

    5
    By 5littles
    With a topic geared towards the end of the world as we know it, there is a lot of room for descriptions of unspeakable violence. However, that is not the case in this book. The horrors are acknowledged but not described in gory detail. I felt the heartache, the struggle for survival and the unknown that the characters were experiencing. Christensen handles the the story with care, compassion and an overwhelming feeling of hope. Hope for good triumphing over evil, hope for a future. The book ends with a glimpse into the challenges that the characters will face, but it is not a cliffhanger. I felt my time and emotions invested in the book were well worth it and and I can't wait to purchase and read more in the series.
  • Cool

    5
    By nateshark57
    I really liked this book. I don't even really like to read, but I ended buying the whole series.
  • Exodus

    3
    By Still barefooted
    I enjoyed this approach to humanity leaving Earth. How the project was handled both scientifically and politically were interesting w/o getting too bogged down with realism. I thought the actual space trip was the weakest part of the story but I'm looking fwd to reading how humanity fares on the new world.
  • Enjoyed it

    4
    By Cbellfsr
    Enjoyed reading. Made you think about political unrest in today's time although set centuries from now
  • Exodus

    5
    By Karantasu
    A ten start rating if there was one. So plausible I could almost hear Sagan applauding in his deep voice. So Well researched the technology is within reach for H. sapiens. Read it four times and will again and again. Good work Andreas.
  • Exodus

    4
    By The Irish Sniper
    Very well written!