John Boring Diffusion
Strasbourg | France
ISBN : 9782954370484 - 22€
After two years of waiting, the American translation of "La marque de Darwin" is now available. This was a long and meticulous work done by John Ackerson with my support as well the one of two American critical reviewers: Boris and George.
John Boring will let you discover with this book what is anticipation in science-fiction. Things described in this novel are imaginable in a more or less near future depending on scientific and technological advances. Here, we are talking about space… Of course, we stay in the solar system, but it is a true odyssey that our heroes will experience!
Some comments of readers: "Darwin’s Mark was an exciting and entertaining science fiction novel that kept my interest from start to finish. I liked the attention to detail of how a visit to Enceladus would actually pan out. It felt very realistic. I also enjoyed the addition of the AI intelligence running the ship - it added a lot to the story. It was definitely a realistic and fun adventure. B.F. – I love reading good science fiction and "Darwin's Mark" is an excellent read. The author does a great job of integrating enough real science and space technology that while there are science fiction elements, I believe it foretells what's possible in space exploration within the very near future and it does so in a very plausible and believable way. The characters are interesting and the storyline has a number of twists and turns that builds your interest and compels you to keep reading. Enjoy the read, I certainly did. G.T."
Six astronauts, three women and three men, venture out toward a new destination on the edge of the solar system. Their goal is to find and bring back to earth alien life forms. To succeed in this expedition they embark on the Darwin, an ultra-technological spaceship controlled by Charles, an omnipotent artificial intelligence. This quest, which could change the future of humanity, arouses much envy. How and will they be able to accomplish their mission?