Helix by Eric BrownHelix by Eric Brown

Helix

byEric Brown

Mass Market Paperback | May 22, 2007

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Helix is a fast-paced action adventure novel following the plight of four humans when they crashland on what they think is a desolate, ice-bound planet. Daylight brings the discovery that the planet is one of thousands arranged in a vast spiral wound about a central sun. They set off to discover a more habitable, Earth-like world and come across strange races of aliens, and life-threatening perils, on their way.
Born in West Yorkshire, England in 1960, Brown has lived in Australia, India, and Greece. He began writing when he was fifteen and sold his first short story to Interzone in 1986. His story “The Time-Lapsed Man” won the Interzone readers’ roll for the most admired story of 1988. He has won the British Science Fiction Award twice for hi...
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Title:HelixFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.4 inPublished:May 22, 2007Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844164721

ISBN - 13:9781844164721

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sci Fi A colony ship crash lands on a bizarre helical world. Thrills ensue.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting Started out a little bit confusing... multiple stories which were completely different from each other. Then they merged nicely together, giving a very detailed picture of what was happening. Although the ending was a tiny bit shorter than expected, it got me hooked and will surely have a look at the author' s other books.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossible to put down! Without a doubt, one of the best science fiction novels I have ever read. The pace was perfect. Never too fast that you felt like the pages were disappearing before you even had a chance to absorb them and not to slow that you felt like the story was dragging. There are so many apocalyptic stories out there and so many of them are just more of the same. Either they are too real and it's really just someone trying to get a message across (which is fine in the right medium and venue) or it's so stupidly out there that you can't be bothered to try to believe it. Helix is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. Just enough fact to get you into the story and help you relate to the characters and their plight and plenty of far out science to keep you involved and intrigued. Also, I love an author that is not afraid to kill their characters! I won't give anything away but Brown does a great job picking who lives and who dies. This book is an absolute must read for any science fiction fan. Not only is the story epic with so much room for expansion within your imagination, but the writing is simply wonderful. A few annoying repetitions here and there, which, if you have read any of my other reviews you know is a huge pet peeve of mine, but not enough to spoil the reading. READ IT!
Date published: 2009-12-13