Orbiter In this science fiction mystery tale Venture a space shuttle that disappeared ten years ago with its crew of seven miraculously returns from outer space without warning or explanation Occupied by o

  • Title: Orbiter
  • Author: Warren Ellis Colleen Doran Dave Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781840237245
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this science fiction mystery tale, Venture, a space shuttle that disappeared ten years ago with its crew of seven, miraculously returns from outer space without warning or explanation Occupied by only an insane pilot, the spacecraft shows evidence of a remarkable journey through the solar system Now, in order to solve the mystery of the shuttle s inexplicable journeyIn this science fiction mystery tale, Venture, a space shuttle that disappeared ten years ago with its crew of seven, miraculously returns from outer space without warning or explanation Occupied by only an insane pilot, the spacecraft shows evidence of a remarkable journey through the solar system Now, in order to solve the mystery of the shuttle s inexplicable journey and the fate of its six lost astronauts, three NASA specialists are called upon to investigate the alien instrumentation and materials that adorn Venture But as secrets are revealed, it soon becomes apparent that the shuttle s journey not only took it outside our solar system but to a realm of existence that is unimaginable.

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    1. The last manned space shuttle returns to Earth . . . only it's ten years late and covered in skin. Fleshy skin. Not weird enough? There's sand from Mars lodged in the wheel well, and the only surviving crew member has gone insane. This extremely interesting plot hook was "too big" for the unfolding of the plot, which seemed rushed. It was a bit too "sudden" for my tastes, even for a graphic novel. I find myself wondering what this book might have been, had it been a bit longer, with more breathi [...]

    2. La última nave espacial tripulada desaparecida hace 10 años regresa a la tierra cubierta de piel y con un sólo tripulante en su interior que rechaza todos los intentos de comunicación, el transbordador encierra una historia inexplicable en su interior y la NASA convoca en el centro espacial kennedy a tres científicos (un físico, una bióloga, y una psiquiatra) para que intenten desvelarla.Esta es una historia en la que Ellis demuestra un gran amor hacia la historia de la conquista del espa [...]

    3. Orbiter এর কাহিনী বর্নীত হয়েছে একটা shace shuttle কে ঘিরে। দশ বছর আগে, সাতজন ক্রু নিয়ে উধাও হয়ে যাওয়া আকাশযানটা কোনও রকম ব্যাখ্যা বা বার্তা ছাড়াই ফেরত আসে। space shuttle টির সারা গায়ে লেগে আছে অদ্ভুত কিছু পদার্থ। [...]

    4. This one-shot sci-fi mystery from Warren Ellis was a hope filled paean to space exploration for the post-Columbia-disaster hesitation that we seemed to feel, as a nation, about continued human exploration of space. While the story was strong on fun (if vague) theoretical physics and technology to excite the reader about what's out there in the massive reaches of space, the human element felt cast aside and weak, especially in a moment near the end that, in any other book (or film, as this feels [...]

    5. In a world where one too many shuttle expeditions to space have gone wrong, the only explorations into space are now made in unmanned shuttles while the astronauts and other humans are left on Earth. Then suddenly an old shuttle comes hurtling back into the atmosphere containing a sole survivor - a man who should have died years ago. Even stranger he's been to Mars, something his shuttle didn't have the capability of doing. Even stranger still it seems he's been beyond our galaxy but how? "Orbit [...]

    6. The writer went all out with tech details here, even going into theoretical physics, but he made everything accessible, so the story can be enjoyed by any scifi fan. The scientists' enthusiasm is infectious and it's something I have rarely seen in fiction. It made them human and showed what drives them in their work. This is put in antithesis with a military commander that is put in charge of security. He is all business, all professional and determined to keep the world safe if the ship that ha [...]

    7. Graphic Novel. Yer basic Warren Ellis. Space/time travel. Alien intelligence. A group of people brought together to solve a mystery.Ten years after its disappearance, the space shuttle Venture finally returns to Earth. The space program has long since been dissolved and a band of scientists are called in to investigate the ship's scary new skin and its single survivor. It's a short, solid book that feels a little rushed at the end. It could have easily tolerated another five pages, but even in i [...]

    8. As I read about the mothballing of the space shuttles yesterday, I knew I had to revisit Orbiter. Ellis' graphic novel love letter to human space exploration, draped in some crazy sci-fi, gets me emotional every time. Space is ours, and we're sitting here just staring at it. Written just weeks before Columbia was destroyed, the book struck me then as a needed optimistic hope for the future of space exploration. Now that we're on the verge of losing human space-flight capability for a longer term [...]

    9. Anything eloquent that could be said about Orbiter has already been said by Caroline over at our blog, Fantastic Fangirls. I liked this book a lot, and thought it was an excellent exploration of space travel. Where it suffered was largely in characterization--in an effort to make all the original characters compelling in such a short space, Ellis takes a few too many cliched shortcuts (the worst offender being the personality-free girlfriend of the science nerd character, who seems to exist pure [...]

    10. Orbiter begins with a cosmic mystery. It ends with a powerful tug on the imagination. In between, writer Warren Ellis weaves a spellbinding story about science, space and the wonders we may one day see in parts of the universe we can for now only imagine. A space shuttle comes back to Earth ten years after it disappeared mysteriously on a mission that was as routine as space travel ever is. Only one of the shuttle's seven crew members is onboard. There is Martian sand in the wheels of a vehicle [...]

    11. Wow. This book is the second thing I've read from Warren Ellis about space exploration, and his connection and love for this most darring and rewarding of human endevors, shines through. The story is kind of Ellis' "Contact", but a whole lot more up to date in feel and relavance. It immediately took me back to my own childhood, watching a space shuttle launch in school (I can't remember how old I was or what shuttle it was, which is sad) and how it was such an event. The forward at the begining, [...]

    12. Ok read. I actually like the introduction by the author better than the overall comic. Ten years after disappearing NASA's Shuttle Venture returns to Earth carrying one survivor. The investigation as to where its been brings together a team of people whose lives were altered by the break-up of the space program after Venture's dissapearance. Said investigation may bring answers that some people aren't ready for, which is the whole point. Ellis's introduction poignently explains who the ending of [...]

    13. Despite some snarky attempts at humor and Warren's habit of wanting every bit of dialogue sound clever and cool, this is a brilliant bit of hard sci-fi that reminds us how incredibly cool, scary and beautiful the universe is and that we need to stop screwing around and get out there.In the future, the last space shuttle, before they shut down NSA, returns to Earth after being missing for ten years, with only one crew member still on board. The government gathers a team of experts to find out wha [...]

    14. The most interesting part of this graphic novel is interpreting Warren Ellis' motives in writing it. Orbiter is politically charged; Ellis wrote it in response to the 2003 Columbia disaster and the ending of the shuttle program, from which NASA has still not recovered. Orbiter raises many interesting questions about the cost of astronauts' physical and mental health and the space program in general. Are we meant to go to space? Are there other forms of life? Orbiter manages to spin space opera, [...]

    15. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. I can't say I tried really hard to be one, but it would have been nice. Perhaps if I'd been able to join the Air Force, I would have gotten the ideas to go in the right directions. That didn't happen though.Recently, it seems that manned space travel is declining. That makes me sad. We need to be out there, exploring. God made the universe for a reason. One of those reasons is because men need places to explore. We've still got a lot of the sea left, b [...]

    16. This should be an essential book for anybody interested in exploration, travel and science. What starts off as a weird, wild, Warren Ellis sci-fi turns into one of the most inspirational books that I have read. This book affirms that Ellis isn't just a crazy sci-fi comics dude who knows all this sciency stuff (or knows enough to make him a credible).Orbiter has a light tough, an inspirational touch at the end. Published shortly after the Columbia disaster, Orbiter takes us to a world that stoppe [...]

    17. There is nothing like the agony of a man having to watch his dreams pass by on the shaky shoulders of bureaucracy, and the possibility of even setting foot in space because much more remoter by the year. What does such a man do? Write about it, if only to pretend some of the pain away. The best thing about this book is Warren Ellis' introduction letter. It paves the tone for the story, and makes the reader realize what it all means to him. It increases the reader-writer intimacy, as you begin to [...]

    18. While Transmetroplitain remains one of my all time favorite series, I have a conflicting relationship with the work of Warren Ellis. When he is on he is ON, but when he is off he is pretty unreadable. Sadly he is 50/50 so you never know what to expect. I actually find his blogging more interesting then most of his comics work Anyways Orbiter reminded me how good Ellis can be when he tackles something you know he is very passionate about. This is his love letter to NASA and the importance of the [...]

    19. Interesting premise on space exploration. Doran's art is great, and I like Ellis's story. The book reads more like a question than as a statementd that's fine.

    20. Interesting artwork and idea, but a bit infuriating. Is the story over? Probably not! Who cares! Whatever guys!

    21. This book is amazing. Full of what we need for space travel right nowagination, curiosity, mystery. Just blown away at the moment (no pun intended). More later.

    22. I don’t even know how to begin.I started reading at midnightAnd stopped when the light broke through the window.And I was fine again.When the USA space program is all but forgotten, no human expedition, suddenly a spaceship that vanished 10 years ago returns alone with its pilot and its surface completely covered with skin.Warren Ellis did a great job of researching astrophysics to write this, and it totally comes through. Other people may find it a bit science jargon. But it's an enjoyable re [...]

    23. Another really cool futuristic story of a first contact type situation that takes ten years in the making to be fully understood.but at the same time this story just ends when I feel like it's just beginning?!?! Why were there no more stories written for this graphic novel and/or Ocean?!?! I would read them in a hot minute. Nonetheless, an awesome unique story and I would highly recommend reading the foreword by the author as well.

    24. This book was butt. With that weird alien about to suck your eyeballs art style. The inspirational aspects late on were contrived and procedural. I felt nothing for no one, and commingled with all the death and decay, it seemed like an utterly ridiculous and vacuous world setting, with blood and stench. Benevolent aliens saving the bacon of an unworthy race in the end. Terrible.

    25. Hm this should have been double the length. I was just getting into it and all of a sudden these three scientists follow an astronaut that's been missing for 10 years, who nearly killed someone in an insane rage, and they're just like, sure! take us into space! I need more than that.

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