Prelude to Extinction

Prelude to Extinction

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, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Earth's first interstellar mission -- An alien colony in ruins -- Their fight for survival has only just begun.

When Jack Harrison climbed down the short ladder from the airlock and stepped onto the debris covered soil, the ground crackled with the sound of dried leaves and twigs. Warm sunlight shined through his helmet, making him almost forget the decade he just spent captaining Earth’s first ship to another star system. The serene tropical surroundings, though, stood in stark contrast to the long abandoned structures that lay nearby.

Evidence points to a massacre – the systematic extermination of an alien colony hundreds of millennia ahead of humanity. Time, however, has erased any trace of the attackers. Jack and his crew barely start probing the ruins before their curiosity betrays them as an abandoned alien device cuts them off from their main ship. Lost and short on supplies, survival soon becomes their only goal. Even their short-lived rescue by an alien race, who themselves are under siege, offers little hope. As they struggle to find a way home, signs begin pointing to a danger darker than any they could have foreseen. Jack knows that playing it safe may no longer be an option – but his only other choice is to confront a threat that they don’t even begin to understand.

“Fans of hard science fiction will particularly enjoy this thought-out, well-paced tale of a small crew’s unintentional close encounter. A highly engrossing and believable space-exploration novel.” - Kirkus Reviews


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    Prelude to Extinction Reviews

  • Skr213

    Awful. Just awfulSo, first, the positive. Some of the “hard science” aspects of the book are really great. Also, the skeleton of the story - the basic storyline - is compelling. Now, for the real ...

  • Ray F Hancock

    I am 68 and all my life have been fascinated with the universe and the unknown. I have read lots of sci-fi literature and in my youth enjoyed authors like Issac Asimov and Huxley and multiple others.I...

  • Jimmy  LaBruce Turner

    Exciting and spell binding.Really one of the best sci-fi books I have read lately. Fast paced with plenty twist to keep the reader engaged. Actually hated for the story to end. Highly recommend this b...

  • ruthann sandstrom

    Excellent story well toldThe science is flawless and imaginative. The ending leaves this reviewer waiting for the sequel!The very few typos was refreshing.....

  • Thomas S. White, Jr.

    The very best of genuine hard science fictionSuccessfully combining the talent to write an exciting,fast-paced novel with the ability to clearly describe one of the most creditable concepts of the nat...

  • Raymond Mercier

    Fast paced and entertaining.This is a great first book. Since is is written mostly in the first person as viewed from the Commander's viewpoint, many ideas have to be spoken by the crew making some co...

  • R. J.

    None of the characters actually have a, you know... personality.They're flat.They're one dimensional.And the aliens are worse!Kindle version REALLY badly edited, if at all.All kinds of information tha...

  • Linda A.

    Good combination of character driven and science storyThis book kept me interested from first to last chapters. I was immediately drawn in to the world created because it seemed so realistic but also ...

  • Ralph

    Andreis Karpf makes a good showing on his first novel. "Prelude to Extinction" is fast-paced with science that is solid and interesting. The storyline keeps the reader engaged and keeps the pages turn...

  • Netscr1be

    Good hard SciFi portrayed by 2D charactersThe Science in general but the astronomy in particular is next level.The characters and plotting not so much. Mr. Karpf follows what seems to be a trend in Sc...