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Oxygen by John B. Olson

Valkerie Jansen is tough beautiful and has an uncanny knack for survival But that doesn't explain why NASA picks her to be part of a two man two woman crew to Mars or does itBob Kaganovski the ship's mechanic is paid to be paranoid and he's good at it After a teeth rattling launch Bob realizes that his paranoia hasn't prepared him for this trip He can deal with a banged up ship but how's he going to survive the next five months with HER just a flimsy partit Originally I first heard of this book when I was fishing for tips on how to write novels and I came across Randy Ingermanson s Snowflake Method Then I noticed this book and thought I d give it a read after having seen glowing ratings and compliments about its pace and story Upon finishing my personal review was not one of glowing stars and meritorious comments The beginning of the novel sucked Sure I was thrown right into the fray with our protagonist Valkerie fighting for her life that part was exciting and demonstrated the ingenuity and uick thinking of our main hero Yet after she is rescued by people from NASA she immediately turns into a juvenile who seemed like a high school girl who fretted about how another man Bob thought of her instead of being the confidant accomplished scientist she is The other male protagonist Bob is just as incompetent when it comes to the other sex Having been scarred with a previous romantic mishap he doesn t talk much which is completely alright until he meets Valkerie After which he turns into another sensitive high school boy whose head was filled with I wonder if she likes me What would I do if she doesn t like me So that was the start which I thought was uninterestingThe book picks up pace around the second half and progresses at a great speed until the end which I won t spoil for you However the author in the attempt of trying to keep up the fast pace makes some of the chapter s ending seem forced sometimes even deliberately strained to make it look like something big was going to happen nextThe dialogue was cheesy at times almost to the point I wanted to stop reading and the book actually ended prematurely at least it felt like that to meA redeeming factor for this book was the attention to scientific research and detail that I can see from the book and appreciate it Also the tension created in the mid point of the book between the four like three crew members was well done and kept me turning pagesOverall it was a fun read but nothing mind blowing like most of the reviews out there Would have been better if the characters acted a bit sophisticated than clueless lovebirds searching for love this could have been because the author s voice was a bit too strong in places and revealed too much I don t really want to know if a guy thinks whether a girl likes him or not at least not in the form of I wonder if she likes me Too straightforward and poorly doneI appreciate the author s attempt at resolving religious issues on God and what not but that part I mostly skipped because that just was not what I was interested in even the romantic relationship between the two main leads were strained because of this I thought this was slightly irrational It just seemed too close minded in 2014Anyway pick this book up if you are looking for an exciting ridethat starts slightly late for a causal afternoon read Don t expect the characters to leave a lingering impression though Probably will not pick up the seuel

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Ion awayHalfway to the Red Planet an explosion leaves the crew with only enough oxygen for one All evidence points to sabotage and Valkerie and Bob are the obvious suspectsOxygen is a witty multi award winning roller coaster ride with a plot that moves at the speed of lightThe authors had hoped to work in some cool controversy on science faith the meaning of life the existence of God and possibly even the Coke versus Pepsi debate but they were having so muc It s like The Adventures of Tintin Destination Moon goes to marsI can t really talk about this without comparing it to The Martian by Andy Weir Both are about near future manned mars missions bar that they re completely different In general I think The Martian was realistic as far as technology methods how NASA operated ect it was pretty believable Except on one point Mark Watney was on Ares mission 3 This book s crew was Ares 10 which seems realistic to me considering that we didn t get to the moon until Apollo 11 Okay I m done comparing it to The MartianI wasn t too big on how the thematic material was dispensed It wasn t bad but it definitely could have been betterIf you ve been following me you know I m not prone to rave about books but I ve got to say this book had one of the most epic endings I have ever read I thought for sure it was going to be cheesy but it had a twist right at the end that made me want to cackle with delight It still does I won t spoil it but it was very much like the twist right at the end of Point of Impact which is nothing like the movie btw and really made the whole book for meIt was totally worth buyingI m not sure when I ll read the seuel

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H fun writing the story that they forgot to offend anyoneThis is the second edition of Oxygen released in September 2011 It includes four bonus appendices that will specially interest aspiring authors and readers who want to know the story behind the story Learn how John and Randy sold this novel to a publisher in less than 7 weeks without an agent See the exact proposal they used to sell the book And read their hilarious critiues of each other's first scen ddddrrrraaaaawwwwwnnnnnnn out way out


10 thoughts on “Oxygen by John B. Olson

  1. says:

    “Oxygen” by John B Olson and Randy Ingermanson is a great new science fictionthriller NASA wants to send a crew of four to Mars two men and two women While they are on their way to the Red Planet an explosion seriously

  2. says:

    Originally I first heard of this book when I was fishing for tips on how to write novels and I came across Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method Then I noticed this book and thought I’d give it a read after having seen glowing ratings and compliments about its pace and story Upon finishing my personal review was not one of glowing stars and meritorious comments The beginning of the novel sucked Sure I was thrown ri

  3. says:

    Ok so I was really disappointed in this book despite its heralded award winning reputation Maybe I'm just not as big a sci fi fan as I once was or maybe I'm too selective in this genre but I grew tired of it uickly and just wanted to get to the end simply to see who survived and how My biggest complaint was too many conflicts one

  4. says:

    It's like The Adventures of Tintin Destination Moon goes to marsI can't really talk about this without comparing it to The Martian by Andy Weir Both are about near future manned mars missions bar that they're completely different In general I think The Martian was realistic as far as technology methods how NASA operated ect it wa

  5. says:

    A while ago I took advantage of a cheap Kindle download of John B Olson and Randy Ingermanson's 2001 novel Oxygen though I'm not a fan of its genre near future scientific thriller I wanted to see if Snowflake guru Ingerman

  6. says:

    Hard science fiction isn't my usual reading but one of the authors of Oxygen Randy Ingermanson developed a popular outlining method for writers the Snowflake method and I found out about Oxygen on his site I'll admit that what grabbed me was the romance aspect of science fiction romance but I ended up thoroughly enjoying e

  7. says:

    Oxygen is a well researched and crafted near future Christian science fiction novel Published in 2001 the story is set in 2014 during the first manned mission to Mars Microbial ecologist Valkerie Jansen is assigned to the Ares 10 as

  8. says:

    I was surprisingly impressed by this book since sci fi and Christian fiction are not usually a very good combination

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  10. says:

    OxygenOxygen SeriesBook OneBy John B Olsen and Randy IngermansonI purchased the book Oxygen for two reasons one of those b

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