Item description for The Kolumbas Affair by SAMUEL BLANKSON...
On the night of his twenty-first birthday, Alfias is contacted by a mysterious voice. The voice sets him on the path to release the secret locked up in the Abyss - on the mysterious purple planet, Kolumbas Major. He unknowingly sets in motion a chain reaction of events that will threaten the existence of life in the Universe. After escaping capture, Alfias teams up with another fugitive; Jonathon, the captain of the Triton - an alien ship. Soon Alfias is entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow the ETCA; the merciless government of the earth colonies. Will he be stopped by the ETCA's killer telepaths and mercenary black ops teams, or will the ancient Elders get to him first? Both will stop at nothing to prevent him from opening the Abyss on Kolumbas Major.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2007
Publisher Blankson Enterprises Limited
ISBN 1905789912 ISBN13 9781905789917
Reviews - What do customers think about The Kolumbas Affair?
This would make a great sci-fi film! Aug 2, 2008
I have just finished reading The Kolumbas Affair and had to comment. This was really a fun read. It's a science fiction story, but it contains all the elements of a great adventure as well. There is high adventure, romance, youth rites of passage, a handsome young hero, and exotic beauties. There are interesting twists throughout that keep one turning the pages. The young hero finds himself with the responsibility of "saving the world" while villains of all sorts try to stop his progress. He is chased by villains and an arch-rival through intergalactic intrigue. Trust no one! What fun. This story would make for a good sci-fi film. When the sequel is in print, I will make a point to read it.
A Great Summer Science Fiction Read Aug 1, 2008
The Klumbas Affair is a good, light, summer science fiction read. The scientific extrapolations are reasonably logical extensions current scientific reality and long term scientific hopes. The alien species encountered are naturally alien but are adequately developed to make their differences understandable and meaningful to the plot lines. The story itself contains many of the elements of ancient mythology and hero tales. Alfias, our main character starts out as many legendary heroes as a normal individual leading a regular life when something happens to set him off on a quest for some uncertain object or goal. In his case the goal is supposed to be to open the Abyss and save the universe. Along the journey the hero meets many travelers and acquires a group of companions. These companions each bring their own unique abilities, knowledge, and / or wisdom to the endeavor. Some trusted friends turn out to be enemies and some enemies turn out to bring aid at the crucial moment. The hero eventually achieves their goal and returns home to find that they themselves have changed and/or home has changed as a result of the quest or as unexpected side effects of the passage of time and changes in people and environments.
The Klumbas Affair also has elements of mystery, drama, love and romance. It is therefore a good combination of all the major genres. It flows well and is easy to read.
Fantastical space adventure!! Jul 11, 2008
This book is a definite read for all sci-fi fans. The characters have a lot of depth and the plot has many unexpected, imaginative twists and turns! Every chapter is full of captivating adventure and I was loathed to have to put the book down. A very pleasant and gripping read.
A good readAnd enjoyable book. It's not a grand literary achievement: the dialogue is often clunky and the prose just enough to Jun 3, 2008
And enjoyable book. It's not a grand literary achievement: the dialogue is often clunky and the prose just enough to get the job done. But the strength of the storytelling and the imaginative setting created for this tale make it enjoyable in spite of its flaws. A good recreational read for the devoted sci-fi fan. Loved the prologue - what a great setup!
Sci-Fi With Substance Jun 3, 2008
An excellent book for those who like action, conspiracy theories, and imagining future technology. The main protagonist passes into adulthood with sound intuition and moxie. You cannot help identifying with him and his struggles to save the human race as well as freedom and free enterprise for the universe.
A love story counterpoints the action and substantive technology issues.
The remarkable thing about this work is that it supports a high level of complexity in a spellbinding saga. It is a classic tale of individuals joining together to stop totalitarianism by fighting valiantly against many powerful (ostensibly invincible) factions. All this is supported by imaginative and credible future technologies.