Paperback ✓ The Meek ePUB Á

Paperback  ✓ The Meek ePUB Á
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • The Meek
  • Scott Mackay
  • English
  • 11 April 2019
  • 0451458230

The Meek➽ The Meek Download ➺ Author Scott Mackay – Essayreview.co.uk The future of humanity depends on the asteroid Ceres, where children can grow up in Earth normal gravity But when an engineering crew lands on Ceres, they realize that they are not alone and not welco The future of humanity depends on the asteroid Ceres, where children can grow up in Earth normal gravity But when an engineering crew lands on Ceres, they realize that they are not alone and not welcome.


About the Author: Scott Mackay

Award winning author Scott Mackay has over thirty five published short stories to his credit and four novels OUTPOST, THE MEEK, A FRIEND IN BARCELONA and COLD COMFORT, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel He lives in Toronto.


10 thoughts on “The Meek

  1. says:

    I borrowed some comments from Jerry Kindall, who wrote what I was thinking first The author has seen fit to provide his own book with a five star review, and I m sure he feels he did an excellent job I beg to differ Although the background is intriguing, it seemed to me like all these characters suffered from to use a psychological term a lack of affect No one seems to really get excited about anything, nobody ever panics or even feels a sense of urgency when confronted with a life thre I borrowed some comments from Jerry Kindall, who wrote what I was thinking first The author has seen fit to provide his own book with a five star review, and I m sure he feels he did an excellent job I beg to differ Although the background is intriguing, it seemed to me like all these characters suffered from to use a psychological term a lack of affect No one seems to really get excited about anything, nobody ever panics or even feels a sense of urgency when confronted with a life threatening situation, everyone is always completely level headed and matter of fact When nobody else seems interested by the goings on in a story, it s hard for the reader to find them interesting either A strange blue woman giving you telepathic powers by kissing you That would seem miraculous to me, but the characters might have well have yawned for all the real interest they displayed in this remarkable development The lead character blithely makes the decision to abandon the world he knows and lie to his parents about it without even a hint of inner turmoil These characters aren t merely cardboard, as you would find in even well regarded hard SF by e.g Asimov or Hogan they barely react to anything at all It is difficult to care whether these people live or die because they never seem alive to begin with On the whole the novel just can t rise above the cold, dead weight of its characters

  2. says:

    I found the story very compelling Some of the foreshadowing was heavy handed, and in some places the writing felt stiff and forced, but the main story was quite interesting If you read for descriptive excellence, this is not the book for you if you ready for compelling story, this is right up your alley.

  3. says:

    Mackay, Scott The Meek Roc, 2001.While exploring Ceres, Cody, a young soldier with some telepathic ability, discovers a community of people genetically modified to survive low oxygen environments like those on Mars Conflict between earth and the refugee group ensue Reading a mediocre book like this makes me appreciate Leviathan Wakes, a good novel with similar themes.

  4. says:

    Although the backstory is pretty good, everything after that builds one implausible scenario and keeps adding another one You keep expecting the book to be finished but no wait, another ridiculous plot twist None of the characters show any realistic emotions and cofrontations are resolved for no real reason It s a very odd and unsatisfying read.

  5. says:

    An interesting but not riveting read.

  6. says:

    Pretty typical SCiFi

  7. says:

    Not a great book, but a decent one The world building and back story are well done, and the concept of humans colonizing asteroids is presented in a vivid, believable way The unpredictable events keep it entertaining even if it is a little soap operay and irrelevant Although, maybe the Meek using the asteroid to colonize the moon would ve beenbelievable than a rogue planet that just happens to wander through our solar system Hey, it isn t top notch, but it s at least an interesting rea Not a great book, but a decent one The world building and back story are well done, and the concept of humans colonizing asteroids is presented in a vivid, believable way The unpredictable events keep it entertaining even if it is a little soap operay and irrelevant Although, maybe the Meek using the asteroid to colonize the moon would ve beenbelievable than a rogue planet that just happens to wander through our solar system Hey, it isn t top notch, but it s at least an interesting read

  8. says:

    If I could I d give this book a 3.5 rating.The story is intriguing and something new happens every other page But some of it just feels rushed Something that really bothered me were the silly names given in to places in the book, it sounds dumb but when you read it in the middle of the story it makes you feel like you re reading a book meant for 8 years old But by no means let that discourage you, if you like SciFi this is going to be a very interesting read

  9. says:

    Achei uma hist ria fant stica Ao fazer a investiga o do aster ide Ceres para o tornar habit vel uma equipa liderada por Cody com imensas parecen as a Jake Sully de Avatar descobrem umas criaturas transformadas e mutantes que resistem a todas as tentativas de serem afastadas dali A hist ria desenvolve se com uma quantidade de dilemas morais sobre as consequ ncias daquilo que cri mos e de que forma podemos resolver os problemas sem destruir ra as inteiras Vale mesmo a pena ler.

  10. says:

    Don t bother with this.

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