The Orion Plan

The Orion Plan

A Thriller

Book - 2016
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"Scientists thought we were safe from invasion. The distance between stars is so great that it seemed impossible for even the most advanced civilizations to send a large spaceship from one star system to another. But now, a species - a planet - other than our own has found a way. An unassuming probe from another star system lands in an empty corner of New York City and drills into the ground underneath, drawing electricity from the power lines to jumpstart its automated expansion. When it's discovered, it injects nanodevices into those people unlucky enough to come near it. The devices migrate to the brains of the victims and influence their behavior, forcing them to perform tasks that will assist the probe as it prepares for an alien colonization. When the government proves slow to react, a NASA scientist realizes he must lead the effort to stop the probe before it becomes too powerful. Mark Alpert's The Orion Plan presents a story of first contact with an alien intelligence far beyond what we can imagine"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250065414
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION Alpert, Mark
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 11, 2016

I loved the writing and the story kept me guessing. Echoes of Michael Crichton. However the ending was unrealistic and weak. Perhaps he'll write a sequel that will incorporate it but as it stands, it comes across as though he had no idea how to finish. Definitely worth reading though.

May 05, 2016

A very enjoyable science fiction thriller with excellent character development and detailed action scenes. The author skillfully combines an encounter between humanity and the unknown with the struggles of individuals against society and their own pasts.


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