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by Michael Cassutt David S. Goyer

  • ISBN: 0330541374
  • Author: Michael Cassutt David S. Goyer
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor (2012)
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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Goyer's comic-book films explore the consequences of becoming a symbolic figure . During the same year, Goyer also published his first novel, Heaven's Shadow, the first in a trilogy co-written by Michael Cassutt for Ace/Penguin.

Goyer's comic-book films explore the consequences of becoming a symbolic figure, a topic he has long been interested in. In 2011, Goyer wrote a short story titled "The Incident" in which Superman renounces his United States citizenship. Goyer worked with Legendary Pictures on three of their projects.

David S. Goyer is a screenwriter, film director, and comic book writer. His screenplays include Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel. Michael Cassutt is a television producer, scriptwriter, and author

David S. Michael Cassutt is a television producer, scriptwriter, and author. His TV work includes The Twilight Zone, Max Headroom, and Eerie, Indiana. His novels include Missing Man and Red Moon. Series: Heaven's Shadow (Book 1).

From screenwriter, film director and comic-book writer David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Ghost Rider) and television producer, screenwriter and author Michael Cassutt (The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone) comes this sci-fi novel: Heaven’s Shadow. In 2016 amateur astrologers spot an object in the sky, literally over the South Pole.

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Title: Heaven’s Shadow. Author: David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt. Genre: Science Fiction. Publisher: Ace (US)/Tor (UK) Publication Date: July 2011 Hardcover: 416 Pages. Why did I read this book: I’ve been in a science fiction mood, and how could I resist a book from the writer of Batman Begins/The Dark Knight (Goyer) and one of the producers and writers of numerous scifi television shows (The Outer Limits, Stargate SG1, and for the love of a dolphin named Darwin SEAQUEST)?

By David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt Read by Joe J. Thomas. We see Heaven’s Shadow as direct descendant of classic first contact novels by Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke or Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, and even films like Close Encounters

By David S. Part of Heaven’s Shadow. Clarke or Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, and even films like Close Encounters.

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Heaven's Shadow starts like fun paced remix of Rendezvous with Rama. A near earth object on an unusual trajectory seems to be coming from outside our solar system. A revitalized moon program reschedules one of their missions to visit this object and that is where the things begin to go wrong all over. This is true for the story itself as well as the writing unfortunately. David S. Goyer certainly knows his craft of writing for the screen, the drama is there, characters and interaction are balanced with action. The reader is sucked into the story quickly while background is woven into the narrative when needed. Altogether it seems, though, that the many layered feedback from a large production is missing in this book. I can swallow a lot of unrealistic ideas in fiction as long as the whole setup is consistent and sadly Heaven's Shadow falls apart in the second half. The touch of Ben Bova and maybe even Stephen Baxter in the beginning is leaving embarrassing gaps later in the story. The characters are equipped with plenty of background, but that's only to explain their annoyingly naive behavior when each and every one of them throws the last hint of professionalism overboard. Where Rama was only slowly revealed, there is not much Shadow in this Heaven. Worst of all, the only real mystery surrounding the encounter with the alien life forms is unnecessarily given away by changing the point of view from section to section. This is also used in the bluntest way to set the stage for the next book in the series - seemingly blending in a little of the early Greg Bear.
I'm closing with three stars. Heaven's Shadow is a quick read and it doesn't hurt too much when treated that way. Otherwise it is pretty easily forgotten. And it may actually help with the drama when the setting doesn't require all that much research in the next installment.
Heaven's Shadow is a near-future science fiction story. The authors must know something about how the American space program and the astronaut office work, or they could not have pulled this off. The details of how mission control drives an Apollo-like mission, from inception, to execution, comes through.

The story plays in the 2010 to 2020 timeframe. A near earth object is discovered. Two separate space missions initially targeted as trips to the moon, one by NASA, the other by a coalition of agencies in Russia, India and Brazil, are quickly refitted to land on the near earth object instead.

The object turns out to be something that was not expected, and alien contact ensues. Much goes wrong.

Cassutt and Goyer tell a nice, fast-paced science fiction story that had me turning the pages, wanting to find out more. It's the first book of a trilogy, and it was structured with an ending that sets it up for more. Reviewers have likened this to the Rama series of Clarke, and there are indeed parallels.

There are a number of things, however, that got in the way for me. The technique of alternating chapters, one leading a thread of action moving the story forward, and the other giving a background on the astronauts and mission controllers to round out the characters, was awkward for me. The background chapters slowed down the action and I found myself not really caring about what happened several years ago. I wanted to know what was going on now. Why take me back? I kept fast-forwarding. Most of the background exposition really wasn't needed.

The astronauts also didn't act like astronauts would. They did dumb things, made silly statements and brought most of their peril about due to their stupid decisions. I understand that was necessary for the story line, otherwise there would have been no story. It just was done in a way that didn't ring believable and credible.

The aliens also didn't work for me. The descriptions were vague, the alien mission didn't make sense, and their entire strategy and objective seemed contrived, especially considering the action of the last quarter of the book.

In summary, it was a good, fast-paced read. The near-future point of view was refreshing. The execution was pedestrian and clumsy. But the subject matter and story kept me engaged. I'll read the sequel when it comes out.
Fun read. Some annoying characters but a fun read nonetheless. It has a ton of NASA and overall space nerdiness but the story itself is enjoyable and doesn't get entangled in jargon. The authors missed the boat on the name of the Russian/Indian/Brazilian coalition ship. It's named Brahma with its logical Indian connotation but misses the joke it would be in Brazil given that it's the name of one of the major beer brands in that country. Along with the inevitable uno, dos, tres for a country that doesn't speak Spanish.

If you like this, try The Martian. No aliens but non-stop nerve wrecking and fun. Not to mention the fact I was laughing out loud most of the time.
Only about 1/3 of the way into and then my wife's foster dog chewed it up.
Kept me entertained for most of the day after a car accident. I needed the shift in focus to stop feeling guilty. No on e was hurt but our 4-Runner of 25 years was broken beyond repair. So, I liked it. Ending felt a little truncated and less satisfactory than I would have liked. But it is a fun and interesting read.
... but a rip- roaring read. Spectacular ideas skilfully wrought. I really enjoyed this book, and hope its sequel is up to its challenge.
The book was a good read. It moved at a good pace and the story line was interesting. I have the next two books in this trilogy on my wish list.

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