- By Keith F. Goodnight

The Child

  • Title: The Child
  • Author: Keith F. Goodnight
  • ISBN: 9781477807729
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Child Dave Harris is a scientist living aboard the Alley a military space station where he carries out hyperfield experiments The technology to harvest energy from hyperspace saved humanity from extinction

    Dave Harris is a scientist living aboard the Alley, a military space station where he carries out hyperfield experiments The technology to harvest energy from hyperspace saved humanity from extinction thirty years ago, and Dave s research is at the cutting edge of hyperfield technology Just as Dave s experiments make progress, an accident engulfs the Alley in a whirlwindDave Harris is a scientist living aboard the Alley, a military space station where he carries out hyperfield experiments The technology to harvest energy from hyperspace saved humanity from extinction thirty years ago, and Dave s research is at the cutting edge of hyperfield technology Just as Dave s experiments make progress, an accident engulfs the Alley in a whirlwind of chaos and mysterious forces, leading Dave to a disturbing discovery his work has uncovered the energy behind psychic powers something horribly dangerous for a mindless machine to be spreading amongst the humans in the Alley While the hours slip by, crew members are going insane at a frightening pace and Dave s mind becomes clouded by horrifying visions As he sorts through the aftermath of the disaster, Dave realizes that it wasn t a singular event and if he can t fight the impending madness, there is one certainty the Alley will be destroyed, along with everyone in it.

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    1. Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction with Lovecraftian/paranormal overtonesReading Level: AdultRecommended for: People who enjoy Lovecraft and Sci-fi and think they'd be groovy togetherBook Available: November 5, 2013 in Paperback and Kindle; December 3, 2013 in MP3 AudiobookTrigger Warnings: orphaned and abused children, murder, violenceMy Thoughts: So, I'm reading this thing, and there's a fairly hard-science-fiction element to the story, but suddenly it veers off into almost Lovecraftian territo [...]

    2. Dave Harris is a physicist conducting scientific experiments aboard a military space station known as “The Alley”, situated at the Earth/Moon L2 point. He is working with an energy source called a hyperfield. One of his hyperfield experiments goes wrong in a big way, causing damage to the “The Alley” that allows it to drift and beginning a slide into insanity for everyone who experienced it. This produces the classic crazy people in a confined space, in crisis scenario. Goodnight has wri [...]

    3. When David Harris's study of hyperfields unleashes strange and destructive psychic powers, civilians and military personnel trapped in a remote space station begin to go insane. Harris works against the clock, and under the terrifying the onset of his own hallucinations, to reverse the effect of his experiments before everyone and everything descends into chaos. This story carries all the qualities I most enjoy in science fiction: mystery, suspense, great characters, and a really awesome idea. G [...]

    4. A hard science fiction tale married to Lovecraftian horror as one scientist, Dave Harris, fights to save humanity from a horror he's revealed with his experiments in hyperfield technology, which had once saved the human race.The battle is on a naval spacestation, known informally as The Alley, that suffers one disaster on top of another. A civilian space liner is wrecked and only some six hundred of twenty-eight hundred make it to the escape pods.Harris's experiments in hypperfield technology ca [...]

    5. **I won this book as part of First Reads**This was an interesting book. I rated it a 3 out of 5 because while the book was overall pretty decent, there were times when they were explaining the scientific aspects of hyperfields and such that my eyes glazed over on.It was a short book but not a big page-turner for me, so it took longer to read than it ought to have, even though the idea sounded like something right up my alley.If you even think this book sounds like one for you, you'll probably r [...]

    6. From start to finish I was drawn into this book. It was full of suspense, action and a lot of nerdy sci-fi jargon. I would high recommend this book to anyone.

    7. Wow. Seriously, if you like scifi at all, do yourself a favor and read this book. I'm not going to review it properly because i can't do so without without sounding like a rabid fangirl.

    8. I thought this book was phenomenal! I was hooked from the very fist paragraph and I stayed hooked until the very end! The only complaint I have is the ending itself. As weird as it might be, I was actually hoping for a cliff hanger to keep me thinking. During the book, the red creature keeps saying the same phrase each time it talks. The ending would have blown me away if Dave would have fished his tale with, "so here is what I seen when I looked back, (repeat the crazy alien language phrase)." [...]

    9. Scifi/horror. A hyperfield generation experiment on a space station goes horribly wrong and mass delusions and insanity result. The question then becomes, who's really delusional, and who is figuring out the truth. The characters are one dimensional so it's hard to care about them. The pace drags a bit. Spoilers - and then there's the introduction of an evil entity who seems to be causing all of this. To top it off, the ending was dismal and depressing. Just didn't enjoy this one.

    10. This story definitely kept me reading. I enjoyed the "science" aspects and appreciated the detail and effort into making it quite real. Definitely didn't expect the end, and was quite surprised! Definitely for the sci-fi/Lovecraft folks out there. A little of both cleverly intertwined kept it quite entertaining!

    11. Well-written with an interesting story line and characters. Wasn't expecting the twist at the end. A fun read for sci-fi readers. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment.

    12. Interesting Read. Definitely need to suspend reality for awhile, but what is Sci Fi except a suspension of realityuntil it become reality.

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