Savage Planet

Savage Planet

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"Aliens are coming! A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear. Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte "Charley" Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome. In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe? Full of UFO's, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best. and pure, unadulterated fun"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250061980
1250061989
9781250042002
1250042003
9781466839212
Branch Call Number: FIC Coonts, S 400.3 2014
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 21 cm

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ChristchurchLib Nov 30, 2015

Aliens are coming! A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear. Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte "Charley" Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Science Fiction newsletter December 2015

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Chrisicle
Jun 20, 2011

I happened to select this book immediately after completing the book "Germline" by Erlick Nelson. After the complexity of Germline, I was *initially* hit with the simplicity of this book. I thought they had labelled it incorrectly and that it was really junior fiction, not adult fiction. I'm not sure if this was due to Germline however, you have to judge this for yourself.

After getting over this initial bump the story turned out okay. Not fantastic, not bad, hunce 3 stars.

It achieves in a flying saucer book exactly what I would have wanted.
There are too many saucer books/movies, where this piece of amazing tech just sits there, no one taking it for a spin. If I were to find one, I would try and power it use the thing. This book did this which pleased me immensely.

Book two looks to be shaping up to be even better.

Worth a read for the pure fun of the story, or if you would like to imagine what you would do if you found a saucer. Probably not the book for you if your spend your leisure time analyzing the semantics and complexity of a work instead of enjoying a relaxing read.

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rahmmie
Feb 19, 2011

I thought this was the worst book by Coonts that I've read so far. At best, I think it should be classified as Juvenile Fiction

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