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Containment [Christian Cantrell, William Dufris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As Earth’s ability to support human life begins to diminish. Containment (Containment, book 1) by Christian Cantrell – book cover, description, publication history. Cantrell’s debut takes a technically detailed, hard-SF look at possible planetary colonization of Venus. Arik is part of Generation V (for Venus).

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Dec 18, Lady rated it really liked it. Yet, despite all of the careful detail that he 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. This is the first book. In short, after Earth’s near devastation in the future, the world sets up the GSA Global Space Agency to set about colonising other planets in an attempt to preserve the human race. Action is anything from a fast jog to a full run.

How and where will man colonize other planets in our universe? At the end of this gr Wow! Night Shyamalan literally and turns our frame of reference on its head.

Book review : Containment, by Christian Cantrell –

During his quest to develop plants that can grow in the harsh conditions, he discovers secrets about his colony V1 then he must confront and ultimately decide what to do about. I do think it felt matter of fact, and to the point, but I appreciated that. That containmment of boring detail, well it’s basically the same in this.

But Arek had an accident that caused a brain injury.

Trouble is they are running out of air. The interaction between persons is minimal. Christian, if you read this, you may want to consider writing “Containment 2 – What actually happened”. Containment has an element of oral history to it, as well, that I really enjoyed. Those are some tough working plants! Like I said, I -want- chirstian like this book.


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Containment (Christian Cantrell)

So this implausibility can be overlooked. Arek tried to get approval for a terraforming project, convinced that if the planet could support comtainment life, it could produce enough oxygen to supply the atmosphere and eliminate the need for the containment buildings. He’s just waking up from brain surgery because of an accident he can’t remember. A community of humans trying to survive as the first Venusian colony create a second generation of colonists when they realise they have enough oxygen to support more people.

Children of Occam 2 books. There is some sense of mystery and tension from the outset, and this is maintained until the plot becomes more hard hitting later on. This is the story of the first off-Earth colony, based on Venus, cantrdll how it got to where it is and how it is going to survive going forward. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But as with most geniuses hearing the word no is just and extra incentive to do what he wants to anyways. It only represents the author skipping some action in order to have the character reflect on it later from his office.

When you get to that point that even you recognize that something is too much, you really need to break out the editorial scissors. Arik is considered the smartest of his generation, but the already considerable pressure on him to succeed is enhanced when his wife reveals that she is pregnant, and will soon give birth to a child that the current levels of oxygen in the colony simply cannot support.

Jun 13, R X rated it it was ok. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Would have to be desperate for something to read. This is a matter of taste, and I wouldn’t have minded if it had been supported by better writing: Especially when some problems are not meant to be solved as solving them would destroy the fabric of their Living In A Bubble This series must be read in order.


We know virtually nothing about one of the key characters Kelley. This kind of world building is repeated on every page. Kindle Editionpages. I really liked the questions Cantrell brought up, as some of the issues are of concern even today. He has plenty of cool science-fictional ideas, ranging from genetic engineering to robotics and cybernetics. Oct 02, Jacobi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Just so you know where I’m coming from. Apr 11, Ixris rated it liked it.

Containment (Children of Occam #1) by Christian Cantrell

What starts out looking like a Utopia quickly shows its dystopian mores. Again, the depth of his motivations was never explored.

May 09, Cass marked it as read-the-ebook-sample. The technology is presented in such a manner that makes it seem poosible-ish.

Since there was not enough oxygen to support another life, the pressure was increased to solve the AP problem. Since the colony’s environmental systems cannot safely support any increases in population, Arik immediately resumes his work on AP, or artificial photosynthesis, in order to save the life of his unborn child. This story develops a future that could actually have christan plausiblity with the knowledge containmrnt have today and the science we have not begun to understand. There is a lot of potential here, with a convincing far-future setting and half a good plot.

That accident has left him with little memory relating to his prior research. Notify me of new posts via email. I enjoy books that are heavy on the action and light on the explicative content. I liked the book, but that’s it.