A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this... show more
A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this weird, fertile undersea darkness.Unfortunately the only people suitable for long-term employment in these experimental power stations are crazy, some of them in unpleasant ways. How many of them can survive, or will be allowed to survive, while worldwide disaster approaches from below?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 15th 2000
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Hard Science Fiction
, Near Future
Series: Rifters (#1)
Series: Rifters #1 Starfish is an uncomfortable book. I feel I should issue a warning that several of the characters have been abused or were abusers. That said, it’s also a good book. There is a dismal atmosphere that is both oppressive and claustrophobic, and a large part of it takes place in th...
I'm not a fan of multi POVs, but I can honestly say that I was so engrossed in the book that I just didn't care - I just wanted to see what happened next. I loved the book - though it was pretty dark and full of less than savoury people. I think that's why it didn't bother me so much with the POVs. ...
Originally read December 28, 2013 This was an excellent book about a group of genetically modified people who are living and working at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. There is actually a lot of hard science in the book. At the end, at least in my edition, the author provided notes about actual...
Pretty darn good, especially for a first novel - some very interesting and plausible science, and an interesting portrayal of a cast of very flawed people....one hopes for a sequel. (oh - I guess there is one....duh)
A tough read if you need a character to identify with.But the first half or so is still great. The submerged world really came to life.