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Arek married Cadie, a gen V biologists, and they worked together on the Containent problem. This review is based on the ebook sample Rating: Some calculations worked out they could sustain more inhabitants do everyone went out and got pregnant straight away.

What happens to space travel? Containment follows around Arik Ockley, a brilliant computer scientist who’s recovering from an accident. Mind boggling, science heavy, great story! Preview — Containment by Christian Cantrell.

Books by Christian Cantrell. I found the novel to be well-paced and quite interesting.

If the calculations were real, not guesses or estimates or averages, then I would expect an odd figure, ie Naturally, I wanted to see how the topic was handled. As I turned page after page I wondered why I wasn’t bored, and bored I was not.

Everyone including Arik is written in such a way as to seem almost emotionally destitute; even Arik’s reactions to life-threatening situations are handled with cold logic.


The author focusses exclusively on his vision of the society and technology underpinning the story, bits of which, he goes to great lengths to explain in quite unimportant detail — though only bits that have currently-understoo This book starts with an interesting premise, but the setting ends up deteriorating into a too-predictable, disappointing resolution.

The protagonist forms part of that generation.


Apparently, this is the first full-length novel by Mr. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The selected families of A1 were brought on board because of their top level of intelligence and talents, containmejt babies born to the colony were matched at birth with the opposite sex for an assured plan that the colony will survive and continue for many generations.

Arik’s new and frantic research uncovers startling truths about the planet, and about the distorted reality the founders of the colony have constructed for Arik’s entire generation.

Well I know there is a guy woke from a coma with a pregnant wife. Other books in the series.

Were there other “outposts” like this one? After a puzzling accident, Arik wakes up to find that his wife is three months pregnant. Then an error message appeared on all the computers. To leave a person hanging like this could be considered cruel and unusual punishment. I do like the plot itself, the execution thereof, but a vast majority of this book is the explanation and re-explanation of science.


Book review : Containment, by Christian Cantrell –

Another solution to recycling air or reproducing oxygen must be found. The plot itself progresses at a decent enough pace, with Cantrell cleverly jumping between different time periods to the reader interested and engaged. The book isn’t perfect. There were no time tags at the beginning of the chapters Characterization is almost nonexistent, and really, not much actually happens to the characters until the last quarter of the book.

There’s no direct conflict between the characters, and there’s really very little drama.

Containment (Children of Occam #1) by Christian Cantrell

Oct 21, Gene Hult rated it really liked it. Other characters are even worse — we get names, indications of an underlying motivation, but they end up being so one dimensional that I realized that this was one of the biggest missed opportunities of the book.

As the book progresses, we are introduced to the science of the future. May 09, Cass marked it as read-the-ebook-sample.