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Heaven's Shadow by David S. Goyer, Michael Cassutt
  

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This is proper sci-fi, the perfect blend of technology and adventure. The narrative is divided between the story of astronauts exploring a meteorite that has come perilously close to earth, and the problems faced by the control teams on the ground. It begins a trilogy, and if the next one is anywhere near as good as this it is sure to be a hit. I believe there is a film on the way as well.

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Heaven's Shadow by David S. Goyer, Michael Cassutt

THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN In 2016 a pair of amateur astronomers spot an unidentified object an object one hundred kilometres across and heading towards Earth. As it approaches, NASA and the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition race to land vehicles on the unexplored surface. With power, money and politics behind each mission, both crews have orders to stop at nothing to get there first. Zack Stewart, NASA's team leader, is determined to succeed. But as they're about to land, violent explosions from the meteorite's surface propel it directly into Earth's orbit. Analysis shows the explosions were timed and deliberate but by whom and why? As the world holds its breath, Zack makes a discovery that will change the course of humanity...forever.

Reviews

'Recalls Arthur C. Clarke at his heights Better still, there's more to come!' Gregory Benford

'Prepare to have your world rocked' Robert J. Sawyer

'Plotted like an old-school SF story, it's firmly in the modern cinematic trend in its writing style' SFX

'One of the most entertaining novels I've read this year' FantasyBookCritic blog

About the Author

David S. Goyer is a screenwriter, film director and comic book writer. His screenplays include: Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Flash. He is currently working on the next Batman film.

Michael Cassutt is a TV producer, screenwriter and author. TV work includes producing, writing or both for: The Outer Limits, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Twilight Zone. Cassutt has also written over 30 short stories, mostly in the SF/F genre.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

David S. Goyer, Michael Cassutt

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www.davidsgoyer.com/
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Paperback

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Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780330541374

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