EARTH TO CENTAURI: THE FIRST JOURNEY

SYNOPSIS:

The year is 2095.
Voyager 1 launched in 1977 with a golden record - someone has found it and is sending a signal back to Earth. With a newly constructed fasterthan- light spaceship named Antariksh, and a crew which includes novices like Lt. Manisha, as well as seasoned professionals, including Commander Ryan, Captain Anara reaches the source of the signal at the nearest star to Earth - Proxima Centauri.

Before she can meet with the aliens, Anara must clear obstacles on her own ship, including a recalcitrant Artificial Intelligence and inexplicable radiation, which threatens the safety of the mission. The implications of what they find on planet Proxima B will resonate far beyond this first journey, exposing Earth to dangers on an unimaginable scale. And then Captain Anara finds out its creators buried a secret aboard Voyager 1.

Tech for the geek. Thrills for the action seeker. Mysteries for the detective. Science for the uninitiated.



REVIEW:

I'd like to define it as a well-executed sci-fi debut whose author has a sharp eye for detail. One of the best novel I've read so far, it restored the faith in the Indian Literature.

The writing delivers an interesting and a top notch plot, the characterization is the main strength of this novel. With the lucid narration and the simple language the author makes sure the readers are hooked to the story.

Captain Anara is the true leader, and she has the perfect crew member which makes their mission successful. This is like a ready made script for the movie. Right from the first page the story is tight & knock with an interesting plot revolving around.

The book overall is a character driven story set against Space Opera backdrop along with the zest of Indian that captures and engages the reader. Readers coming to the book looking for any of these themes will not be disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading The Alien Hunt, I'm sure the author promises the same or even more intriguing plot than this book.



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  1. Both Earth to Centauri and Alien Hunt are crackers.

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