Containment by Christian Cantrell
Published January 2, 2011
- Author Christian Cantrell
I picked this up from the Kindle store when it was either free, or rather cheap (under a pound). I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but when I finally got around to reading the blurb and seeing what it was all about, I was keen to read on.
This is the story of the first off-Earth colony, based on Venus, and how it got to where it is and how it is going to survive going forward. There are twists and turns along the way, some of the obvious and some of them not so much.
The story gets off to a bit of a slow start, although personally I did enjoy reading all the history of the colony and exactly how things work there. I’m not sure it would be gripping reading for everyone, but I could be wrong. In the end, this type of story is right up my street - a little bit science fiction, but quite a lot about how human behaviour affects the situations that these people find themselves in.
It’s good stuff, and I’m keen for there to be a sequel of some kind; if only because the ending was one of those rather ambiguous ones.