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Black Hole Sun Hardcover – Aug 24 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (Aug. 24 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061673048
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061673047
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.9 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,217,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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School Library Journal Best Book“Rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed.” (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games)

“Great story, great characters, and nonstop action. David Gill takes you to a rugged, fast, tough world.” (Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes)

“Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!” (Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak)

“Readers will have a hard time turning the pages fast enough as the body count rises to the climactic, satisfying ending, which will leave new fans hopeful for more adventures.” (Booklist (starred review))

“Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres, and the addition of a soupçon of romance and hints of painful family drama results in a book that’s got appeal to just about any potential speculative-fiction fan.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

“Science-fiction fans will cheer Durango on in his exploits and enjoy the twists in the novel’s satisfying conclusion. ” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Fast-paced, compulsively readable, and outright funny.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

About the Author

David Macinnis Gill lives with his family in Wilmington, North Carolina. He is the author of Black Hole Sun, Invisible Sun, and Shadow on the Sun, as well as Soul Enchilada.

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Based on favourable online reviews, I bought this for my early-teen son. He's a tough audience, but this book thoroughly engaged him. He found the story line compelling and involving. I haven't read it, but he's been recommending it.
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Book was good and thanks to all .
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but Sept. 29 2016
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Liked the story but it had a lot if terms that the author must have understood but left me in the dark. I could've used a but more description of the objects to clarify what I was picturing
3.0 out of 5 stars Black hole sun June 7 2016
By Janice L Mims - Published on
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Enjoyed this story. Like the characters and concept. Too much technology isn't always a good thing and corporate greed is universal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Hole Sun April 12 2013
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This story was a riveting read from cover to cover. Could only put it down when my battery died. The best New read this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sci-fi Aug. 28 2010
By J.Prather - Published on
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Black Hole Sun is classic shoot em up sci fi at it's best! You get an evil queen, cannibalistic bad guys, oppressed masses, corrupt politicians, and a crew of misfits and left behinds to ride in and save the day. Plunk all that down on the planet Mars, mix it up with some very interesting science and you have a great story that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. It took me about the first 100 pages or so to get comfortable with the setting, the characters and the back-story. That might seem like a long time, but the author does an expert job of presenting all the information in a way that keeps the reader engaged. The dialogue is excellent, the pacing is perfect and the ending is non-stop action.

The characters here are well developed and engaging. Durango is quite the hero. He struggles with moral dilemmas, knows his own fallibility and still manages to be one tough dude. Vienne is excellent as his second, and the supporting characters of miners and bad guys are all memorable. I truly hope this becomes a series. Durango and Vienne make quite a duo and I am eager to learn what kind of trouble they get into next and also where their relationship might be headed. This is a solid recommend for teens grade 8 and up. There's quite a bit of violence and death. Fans of the Hunger Games will find much to like here, although this one is a bit more hard core sci-fi. Very well written.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Stop me if you think you've seen this one before May 24 2012
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I had high hopes for David Macinnis Gill's Black Hole Sun. It was a combination dystopian/sci-fi; it was young-adult; and it came highly recommended with a five-star rating by a friend whose opinion I trust. Unfortunately, it fell far short of the mark.

The premise of the book starts off fairly well: mercenary Durango and his team of rag-tag misfits accept a mission for far below their usual pay to defend a mining outpost on Mars from a band of cannibals who demand children of the miners. Of course, it takes several chapters to get to this point, because we have to meet Durango during his previous mission, where he rescues a moneyed girl and her brother in a convoluted side plot (view spoiler).

Another reviewer on Goodreads suggested that the plot (and the main character, and the Chinese and Japanese epithets) were borrowed heavily from Joss Whedon's Firefly series, and I'd agree. With another helping of child soldiers trained in battle academy from Ender's Game, an artificial intelligence aiding and abetting the main character from William Gibson's Count Zero, and the oddly-painted artistocracy a cross between Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Capitol and Gibson's Idoru. I'm willing to bet there are others I've missed.

In other words, you'll feel a lot like you've read this one before.

While there are moments when the story shines, so much of it feels derivative of other, better-known sci-fi novels, and the teens in the book feel so much older than their alleged 17 years, that it ultimately fails as both a young adult novel as well as a sci-fi novel. Most sci-fi fans will have read the books (and seen the series), and I'm not sure younger readers will connect with these preternaturally aged characters. Even Ender was, at heart, at child. Durango is a middle-aged man before his time.

This review appeared previously on Goodreads.