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How's he going to survive the next five months with HER just a flimsy partition 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 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 everything about this bookThe story follows a team of four two men and two women who are to be the first astronauts on Mars NASA is short on funds and has had to turn the whole thing into a reality show for money and that and other political considerations nearly trash the mission even before it starts Two of the astronauts Valkyrie one of the women and Bob find themselves attracted to each other but have difficulty working past preconceived notions and other misunderstandings between them A lot of other figurative and literal baggage gets launched into space with the crew and when things go terribly wrong they have to struggle between their suspicions as to who is to blame for the problems and the need to trust their crewmates utterly The excitement and suspense are non stop and I stayed up way too late one night to finish itSome reviewers have pointed out the emotional immaturity of some of the characters I grew up with scientists though the gene completely skipped me and their colleagues and grad students so I ve learned first hand that just because someone is brilliant in one aspect of their life doesn t mean they have to be brilliant in all or any other aspects So I didn t have a problem with thatThis book is also often classified as Christian science fiction The two main characters Valkyrie and Bob are both Christians of different flavors evangelical and Catholic but the book doesn t deal specifically with Christian theology or beliefs It does take an interesting look at the conflicts brought up by the arbitrary and false notion that science and faith cannot coexist the scientists in my family are also religious and also delves deep into the nature of faith when Valkyrie finds the burden of ensuring the mission s success resting entirely on her shoulders with no one else able to help As a Christian myself I found these uestions well worth looking into but I didn t feel like I was sitting through a Sunday School lesson and the story always took precedence over the messageFun exciting suspenseful with a sweet romance and some thought provoking ideas Oxygen is highly recommended even to readers who aren t usually into hard sf

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Oxygen AUTHOR 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 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 after the other after the other I couldn t keep myself in crisis mode and still maintain caring for the characters The author strove to impress on us the many and varied dangers of a long term space mission ok I got that But after several hours I almost gave up on them altogether I just didn t care any As a Star Trek fan I appreciated the nods to Rodenberry s world but those attempts at levity only go so far Spiritually also the book caused me some concern at least up to near the end of the book As another reviewer pointed out it can be refreshing to get Christian characters who are flawed just like the rest of us but the writer seemed to think he could rationally prove some of the hardest uestions of faith People less familiar to Scripture s truth may even be challenged away from simple child like faith by his uestions My apologies to all the fans out there but I won t be reading the seuel

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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 much fun writing the story that they forgot to offend anyoneThis is the first edition of Oxygen released in May 2001 There is a second edition the Writer's Journey Edition released in September 2011 with several appendices for writer I was surprisingly impressed by this book since sci fi and Christian fiction are not usually a very good combination


10 thoughts on “Oxygen AUTHOR John B. Olson

  1. says:

    “Oxygen” by John B Olson and Randy Ingermanson is a great new science fictionthriller NASA wants to send a cre

  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

  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 I

  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 Ingerma

  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 everything about th

  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 late replacement This alone would cause strain for the crew but her faith adds

  8. says:

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

  9. says:

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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 being to read the bit at the end with tips for Authors I've no idea if the copy other people get will have the same Another reason was that it looked as though it would be a good Science Fiction read It wasI want to thank

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