Maybe his brains will finally get him out of prison.When Ephesus, a talented young scientist, is personally summoned to Mars to work for a prestigious governor, he thinks he may have found his ticket to freedom. His enigmatic new boss, Dr. Nic, promises to transport Ephesus's family to Mars if Ephesus can provide the equation needed to complete an important project. With hMaybe his brains will finally get him out of prison.When Ephesus, a talented young scientist, is personally summoned to Mars to work for a prestigious governor, he thinks he may have found his ticket to freedom. His enigmatic new boss, Dr. Nic, promises to transport Ephesus's family to Mars if Ephesus can provide the equation needed to complete an important project. With his family still imprisoned on Earth for religious freedom, this seems like a favorable arrangement. But when the project becomes progressively more sinister—and Dr. Nic refuses to answer questions—Ephesus begins to wonder if the offer is too good to be true.Alternating between Ephesus's and Dr. Nic's point of view, "Project 74" tells the story of the deception and heartbreak that led into "Red Rain," the debut novel by author Aubrey Hansen....
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project 74 an unaccepted short story Reviews
I really enjoyed this prequel to Red Rain! It answered a lot of questions about the back story of Red Rain. The characters were great; it was really neat to get into both Dr. Nic's and Ephesus's POV, and I enjoyed hearing the story from their perspective. Definitely read this if you are a fan of, or want to read Red Rain!!
Introduction:I've read Aubrey's first science fiction novella, Red Rain and a few little snippets of her upcoming novel, Unaccepted before, so getting to read this prequel novella was a real treat. It was really great to get the perspective of what happened before Red Rain happened and now I want to go back and read that book again.Characters: 1/1Ephesus, Dr. Nic, and Cea were great! I loved getting to know them better and in a different way. The portrayal of Dr. Nic as the villain was perfect. He had some really good traits and some...really not so good traits. Ephesus, the protagonist also had good and bad traits, though his were mostly good. I did feel like it could have been a little longer so we could maybe get a little more insight into each character just a touch more, but it wasn't enough to give this less than five stars.Dialogue: 1/1The dialogue was snappy, perfect for each character, and I believe true to what might be spoken in the future.Plot/storyline: 1/1As I mentioned under characters, it could have been just a little longer, but otherwise the plot and storyline was great! There was one section that confused me slightly, but not enough to draw me out of the book for long.Overall writing quality: 1/1The writing was great! It's not often I don't find at least one grammar or spelling error, but I can't recall a single one. The writing style worked well with the book, too.Un-put-down-ability: 1/1I did read this book while I was not feeling well, so that aided my not having to put the book down at all, but even if I had been 100%, I don't think I would have put it down before I finished reading. I wanted to know what happened! Even though I already knew since I had read the sequel before.Conclusion: 5/5Even if you don't usually like sci-fi (like me), this book is great! It talks about the future when Christians are persecuted and I really think this book could help be an encouragement to those struggling with standing up for their beliefs.Note: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aubrey Hansen continues to demonstrate her mastery of the art of the compelling voice, to the point that the "Dr. Nic" scenes are merely unpleasant, not impossible as they are in (as I found every paragraph, until I gave up, of) "Crook Q" (the original, not the sequel they're working on). The societal worldbuilding is a little more polished, and we get a good helping of interesting character background and interaction, especially of three characters who are mostly offscreen in Red Rain. And there continue to be good in-universe reasons, as well as writerly ones, for the sparseness of technological worldbuilding details. I applaud. Three stars because Goodreads says four stars means I "really liked it," and since I don't much care for dystopias or peeks into the minds of mad scientist villains (Dr. Nic reminds me of the Un-Man from Perelandra, which I am glad I read once slowly enough to notice that horrific segment, but don't care to read again anytime soon) that would be going a bit far. But if the star-rating system here had 3 stars as ambivalence this would be a 4, and if it allowed fractions certainly a 3.5. And this gives me hope that the sequel, whenever it comes, will be readable and enjoyable despite being (more or less) half written by her co-author.A somewhat fuller, or at least more lengthy, review is on my blog.(I was given a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review.)
This was a short prequel to one of my favorite sci-fi books. I liked getting to see more into the lives of the minor characters. I cannot wait until the sequel to Red Rain comes out.