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Old 10-20-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Are there any other Jason Hough fans out there? (Dire Earth trilogy: The Darwin Elevator/The Exodus Towers/The Plague Forge). I've worked my way through the first two and I sure hope The Plague Forge isn't a cop-out conclusion.

I don't read much sci-fi anymore, but these books are exceptional because the author has given a lot of thought to his characters, all of whom are believable, including the female characters, which IMO, a lot of male writers have real trouble with.

If you aren't familiar with the series, please read the books in order -- the two successor volumes depend heavily on events in The Darwin Elevator.

Gosh, I hope someone has optioned this series for a movie or TV miniseries. It's like a cross between "Firefly" and "The Lord of the Rings," combining the memorable characters of the former with the scope of plot of the latter.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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I haven't read or heard of them but I do read science fiction so I will look them up. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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I haven't read or heard of them but I do read science fiction so I will look them up. Thanks for posting.
I don't think you'll be disappointed, Netwit -- post a review when you can, OK? I'd like to hear your opinion!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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I read all three on my kindle and loved them all. I'm glad the third book tied it all up, but I kind of wish there could be more novels on the horizon. I loved the characters and the interactions between them. The action and adventure aspects were great. As was the bit of horror/sci-fi to it.

Excellent series. I HIGHLY recommend.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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I don't think you'll be disappointed, Netwit -- post a review when you can, OK? I'd like to hear your opinion!
I downloaded the sample and read it and it seemed pretty good. When I'm finished what I'm reading now, I'll download the whole thing. I just don't like too many things to get on my to-read list - what happens then is I lose interest in all of them and reading feels like a chore.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Ditto what netwit said. Will have to see if my library has these for download. Ty for recommendation!
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