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Oct 16, Jeannie Mancini rated it really liked it.

Containment (Children of Occam #1) by Christian Cantrell

My problems did not revolve around Cantrell’s talent as a writer. The ideas here are assembled nicely, but the work as a whole lacks the polish to make it truly shine. And I didn’t understand cqntrell importance of the baby that Kate was carrying.

The story gets off to a bit I picked this up from the Kindle store when it was either free, or rather cheap contzinment a pound. V1 might just as well have been a colony of Vulcans straight out of Star Trek. Containment poses containnment similar problem.

Other characters are even worse — we get names, indications of an underlying motivation, but they end up being so one dimensional that I realized that this was one of the biggest missed opportunities of the book. Sep 06, Gabe rated it did not like it Shelves: I can’t say for certain, but I got the real sense that there were real scientific theories behind a lot of what was created containmnt Containment which was cool.


I felt that the author actually handled the plot twist itself quite well. This could have been such a better book.

Book review : Containment, by Christian Cantrell –

Christian Cantrell is a writer and software developer living in Northern Virginia. What bugs me is a few things. Yet, despite all of the careful detail that chrishian engages in explaining so much of the science throughout the book, he totally sidesteps explaining how it is that nuclear fusion was made to work.

At the end of this great book and its still a rollercoaster! It could have been crafted so much better than its. I don’t know if I’ll vote 3 or 4!

Oct contaimment, Jacobi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: One thing that Mr. There’s no direct conflict between the characters, and there’s really very little drama. Sitting down and looking at it, the proposition keeps getting more and more absurd. Arek was probably the brightest of all gen V children. Trivia About Containment Chil But all this exposition often comes at the expense of story flow. As the book progresses, we are introduced to the science of the future.



containmnet The toll of 5 centuries of modern society has irreversibly degraded the Earth. I was debating with myself whether to award this three or four stars, and I think ultimately I would have given it three and a half if I could. Gen V are expected to be the new generation that will finally make breakthroughs that will advance the colony.

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I first heard the phrase “show, don’t tell” from C. In the distant future, man will try to colonize the solar system. The main character — Arik — lives in a community V1 of souls.

This kind of world building is repeated on every page. I enjoyed the basic plot – following the efforts of Arik to achieve artificial photosynthesis in the Venus colony so as to be able to support one more life – that of his unborn child.

The clues that he left for himself prior to his accident lead him to believe that his work would give the colony astounding long-term success. Cantrell in the future. Recommended for readers of science fiction, this can be read as a stand alone but I’m eagerly moving on to book two. This was a book that I really wanted to like, but in the end I was quite disappointed.

The pacing is also off, largely due to an inelegant attempt at jumping around the timeline, which is capped off by an incredibly abrupt ending.