Outpost

Outpost A story of time travel aliens and alternate history from one of Canadas most celebrated SF writers A group of human prisoners in a hi tech alien prison escape only to find themselves enmeshed in a w

  • Title: Outpost
  • Author: Scott Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780312868420
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • A story of time travel, aliens and alternate history from one of Canadas most celebrated SF writers A group of human prisoners in a hi tech alien prison escape, only to find themselves enmeshed in a war between two alien races for control of the human past The key to the struggle lies back in the time of the Italian Renaissance Scott Mackay lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    1. Trapped in a mysterious prison, run by robots and an alien specious; a group of humans have been imprisoned for generations. As the prison systems degenerate, some of them begin to become aware of their surroundings, and try to escape from the prison, which is placed in an isolated area of an alien planet. Others become taken over by the aliens. As the story progresses, it is revealed there are two kinds of aliens: "One Ones" and "New Ones": they are working to change the course of human history [...]

    2. 3.5 This was quite intriguing in both concept and execution - much better than I was expecting, up until where the plotting turned a bit pedestrian and some gaping holes opened up. The slow reveal and Italian twist in general were right up my alley; the resolution, not so much a few interesting bits in there, but rushed and disappointingly silly.

    3. While not a true time travel genre novel, it is central to the resolution to the story line. The story of human struggle in prison, from oppressive captors, held my interest enough to plow through.

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