Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Earth in the year 2072
First Sentence: Years ago, far too many to remember, the planet had been teeming with life.
This novel is the first in Christensen's Exodus Trilogy.
Several years ago a disaster befell the Mars Colony. Since then, humanity had forsaken the study of the stars. Humanity focused its attention on Earth. So Earth was not prepared when a rogue planet entered the solar system and destroyed Mars. It soon became clear that Earth would soon suffer the same fate.
A terrorist strike, exploding a nuclear bomb on U.S. soil, drastically altered the political climate in the United States. The Constitution was rewritten. The U.S. became a police state.
The destruction of Earth was inevitable. The political leaders rushed to build a star ship capable of carrying a select few to colonize a distant planet. Those selected to go needed the right mix of skills, and genes, and political allegiances.
But there are a few who disagree.
This novel is the first in a trilogy. The main characters are introduced. The story arcs have begun. There are no resolutions of plot lines.
I would have liked to have a little more drama. It seemed that the star ship and its passengers got to their destination too easily.
I enjoyed reading this book.