The Metalmark Contract

The Metalmark Contract The alien Metalmark offered mankind a starship and its advanced technology in a trade for the rights to planet Mercury and moon Triton What could go wrong But his appearance sent the nations of Earth

  • Title: The Metalmark Contract
  • Author: DavidBatchelor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The alien Metalmark offered mankind a starship and its advanced technology in a trade for the rights to planet Mercury and moon Triton What could go wrong But his appearance sent the nations of Earth into turmoil as many people suspected danger and a trick Our dreams of futuristic breakthroughs made Metalmark a celebrity in the West, but inflamed the Islamic world A scThe alien Metalmark offered mankind a starship and its advanced technology in a trade for the rights to planet Mercury and moon Triton What could go wrong But his appearance sent the nations of Earth into turmoil as many people suspected danger and a trick Our dreams of futuristic breakthroughs made Metalmark a celebrity in the West, but inflamed the Islamic world A scientist with the space agency and a CIA spy became two of Metalmark s defenders Our chance to join superior beings and travel the stars depended on the clash of futurists with ancient traditions Could he sell us the means to a quantum jump in progress But he wanted Mercury and Triton for habitats where his species could spawn what did that mean
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    • Odin says:

      Title: The Metalmark ContractAuthor: David BatchelorPublisher: Black Rose WritingAvailable: Paperback and ebook Mr. Batchelor contacted me during the early summer months and asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing his book, The Metalmark Contract. At the time, I hadn't really entertained opening up this blog to book reviews, though I had done a few, and was surprised by the query. I thought about it for a bit and then decided I would enjoy reading something new by an author I was unfamiliar w [...]

    • Adam Bourke says:

      Now although it might not seem it to anyone who reads my blog, but I generally don't read books set in our world. I don't tend to enjoy them as much as those set in different ones. But occasionally there is one such book that I really enjoy. This is one of them. But before you read any further, I have a warning. This seems to be the first in a duology/trilogy/series/something. I didn't realise this, and it doesn't seem to say anywhere online or on the book except for the words "End of Book One" [...]

    • Christine Rice says:

      The Metalmark Contract is book one of a proposed 3-book series. It explains in great detail the story of Metalmark - a technologically advanced alien - first coming in contact with Earth. Metalmark looks human, is friendly on the surface, and goes to great lengths to be liked by the world population. The reasons behind his actions, and his species’ history, slowly and naturally unfold.There are dozens of characters in The Metalmark Contract. Even though that number is high, the story is smooth [...]

    • JeanBookNerd says:

      The very innovative sci-fi novel, The Metalmark Contract by David Batchelor, is brilliantly written and comprehensively engaging. When a spacecraft reveals itself on Earth, an alien called Metalmark offers the world super-advanced technology for the cost of Mercury and Neptune’s moon, Triton. Humans are pleased with the deal since we have no use for that moon. All along, the ultimate plan was for Metalmark to have space for his species to spawn and an agenda that may not suit the likings for E [...]

    • Joshua Flenniken says:

      I rarely read sci-fi but I saw some buzz about this book and it sounded interesting enough to pick up a copy on Kindle. I'm glad I did. The premise of the book is fantastic. I feel compelled to steal a line I read on another review of this book- science makes the best science fiction. One of my pet peeves about sci-fi is that extraterrestrial lifeforms are often depicted as human-like and capable of existing on Earth with our gravity and atmospheric composition. Batchelor creates an intriguing s [...]

    • Lee Schneider says:

      This is a well-crafted adventure that skillfully blends science, wonder and drama. Although slightly slow to get going it soon takes you on a wild ride though political strife, advanced alien technology, mind-blowing scientific concepts played out in a dramatic setting, and even some romance. It's intended to be the first part of a series and I'm looking forward to reading more of the story as it continues.

    • edifanob says:

      This is a sf story for more technical orientated readers.The use of abbreviations and titles is sometimes annoying. The end does not fit to the rest of the story. It is too "soft" and evaporating all the a good stuff which has been created before.As the book ends with the hint that this is the end of book one I assume that there will be a sequel.It is a solid book with interesting ideas. I would give 3.5 stars which is not possible. Therefore I gave finally 3 stars.

    • Crusader says:

      A first contact story with great promise. The science is top notch while still being accessible to everyone. Full review here

    • Tyson says:

      My reviewhere.

    • David Batchelor says:

      I am the author. If you liked Sir Arthur C. Clarke's _Childhood's End_ then I think you would like TMC. Also, the famous Isaac Asimov story "The Talking Stone" about a Silicon-based lifeform, was in the back of my mind while writing TMC. I was also influenced by a great story called "Swarm" by Bruce Sterling.You can read a sample of the Kindle edition at this link:amazon/The-Metalmark-CI would like to point to six reader comments on :On , Christine Rice wrote about the Kindle edition:***** 5.0 o [...]

    • David Batchelor says:

      I am the author. If you liked Sir Arthur C. Clarke's _Childhood's End_ then I think you would like TMC. Also, the famous Isaac Asimov story "The Talking Stone" about a Silicon-based lifeform, was in the back of my mind while writing TMC. Also I was influenced by "The Swarm", a Bruce Sterling story.You may read a sample of the Kindle edition at this link:amazon/The-Metalmark-CI would like to point to four reader comments on :On , Phil K wrote:*****Unique and entertaining twist for extraterrestria [...]

    • Trace says:

      Here's a link to my review of this book - croftfantasyreadsIt was a little too technical journal writing style for my taste

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