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Point Apocalypse (a near-future action thriller) by [Bobl, Alex]
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He enters a prison world. A place of no return harboring the death of the universe. No proper food or drinking water, no modern technologies. He doesn't know who he is. He can't tell friend from foe. He has no idea what brought him here. He has no time to think. He lives from one objective to the next.

The Earth's laws end here. No one to turn to for help. The lives of thousands of people now depend on him alone.

"If you like futuristic high-tech thrillers like I do, you’ll find this an excellent read - hard to put down, even harder to forget"
"Excellent techno scifi"
"A very enjoyable adventure novel set in a picturesque sci fi world"
"If you like the sci-fi military genre then you will enjoy this book"

Set in the futuristic world of hi-tech sci fi, Point Apocalypse is an action thriller with a military edge. Rightless prisoners on a newly-discovered planet, ruthless raiders and the mysteries of an ancient alien civilization - Alex Bobl creates a picturesque world peopled with larger-than-life characters.

A prisoner in the post-apocalyptic world of New Pangea, Mark Posner believes himself to be a humble soldier jailed for assaulting an officer. As the book unfolds, he finally pieces his past together, remembering his identity. The truth will shatter him but will not stop him in his goal: preventing the looming extermination of his new home planet and its wayward but wholehearted inhabitants.

"Well described action scenes and gritty realism"
"I liked this one more than most of this type"
"A great page-turner by Alex Bobl"
"Plenty of action and a strange new world filled with intrigue"

About the Author

Alex (Aleksei) Bobl is a science fiction writer, author of 14 traditionally published novels. An ex-paratrooper, he used his military knowledge and experience to write his debut novels for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - a bestselling science fiction action adventure series set in a post-apocalyptic Chernobyl. It was followed by TechnoTma: the Dark Times : another post-apocalyptic SF series that Alex wrote together with his S.T.A.L.K.E.R. co-author Andrei Levitski. Point Apocalypse is Alex's second novel translated into English. The first one, Memoria. A Corporation of Lies, is also available in paperback.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3573 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Magic Dome Books (Aug. 12 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVOHUC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #295,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A very enjoyable story with an original setting and some realistically fleshed-out characters. The protagonist, Mark Posner, believes himself to be a court-martialed protester against Earth's new tyrannical regime. As such, he is deported to Pangea: a prison world whose inhabitants struggle to survive in a hostile alien environment. Mark escapes and attempts to cross Pangea in order to find those who set him up and imprisoned his family.

Well written with lots of adventures and action sequences interspersed with some touching scenes of courage and friendship, this is a good fresh take on the "sci-fi adventure" theme. Definitely recommended.
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By Rose TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 6 2013
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This would be a much better movie than a book. It is action-packed from start to finish with little character development. Frankly, by the time I got to the end of the story, it didn't matter to me if the "good guys" lived or died. I didn't know much about them and therefore I just didn't care. This doesn't work so well in books but it makes for a great Hollywood action flic. If Sylvester Stalone was younger, this would be perfect for him. Nowadays, maybe Jason Statham.

This is not to say it wasn't a decent story. In fact, I would think there are a fair amount of people out there who will just love the action and could care less about getting to know the characters.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a49d014) out of 5 stars 55 reviews
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HASH(0x99ef4870) out of 5 stars It had a few moments - not bad, not great May 4 2013
By dscabra - Published on Amazon.com
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This book started off like those movies that you view through some dazed character’s eyes. Four chapters into the book I was about to give up on it and then it started to get interesting, but I found that there were several brief moments scattered throughout the long dry stretches where things just didn't seem to flow well. To be fair, the author is not a native English speaker; however, I believe this may account for many of the disconnected thoughts and somewhat rambling sections of the story. I gave this book three stars for the unique aspect, which was refreshing considering all the cookie-cutter Sci-Fi out there these days. With some editing help this could have been a very good read, but for me the lack of fluidity was just a bit too distracting.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99efa594) out of 5 stars Hungry Monster Book Review Oct. 28 2013
By Hungry Monster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Point Apocalypse is a fast paced techno thriller filled with nonstop suspense and action that only lets up to deliver a meticulous description of the fictional world of Pangea. Pangea is a prison world where Earth sends its worst criminals. One shipment of criminals includes Mark Posner a former soldier, but Mark slowly learns that he is not a prisoner. He is on a mission; a mission that will change both worlds. Earth has been sending people to Pangea for years and a community has emerged that brings some semblance of structure, but otherwise it's a world where everything is hazardous to your health and only the strongest survive. Mark must navigate his way through this world and find a traitorous general that is plotting to destroy Earth so that Pangea will no longer be subservient. But things are not what they seem and while Mark is fighting off cyber-troopers, and hired guns he learns of a shocking truth that moves the book in a whole new direction. Point Apocalypse focuses on action and world building while character development and dialogue seemed not to be an important factor. I found myself not really sympathizing or connecting with any of the characters as they all were either spouting generic lines of dialogue or fighting off characters that were introduced as a bad guy a few sentences ago and then were killed off. What really nagged at me was that the writing was constantly discursive and circuitous (ask your English teacher what those words mean). But all that aside I constantly felt like I was hurtling headlong toward a dramatic ending and I couldn't wait for it to come. If you don't care about character development or eloquent prose and care more about super charged sci-fi action then this book is for you.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99efa504) out of 5 stars Would be a great movie Aug. 1 2013
By Rose - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This would be a much better movie than a book. It is action-packed from start to finish with little character development. Frankly, by the time I got to the end of the story, it didn't matter to me if the "good guys" lived or died. I didn't know much about them and therefore I just didn't care. This doesn't work so well in books but it makes for a great Hollywood action flic. If Sylvester Stalone was younger, this would be perfect for him. Nowadays, maybe Jason Statham.

This is not to say it wasn't a decent story. In fact, I would think there are a fair amount of people out there who will just love the action and could care less about getting to know the characters.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99efa57c) out of 5 stars Wow! This book was full of suprises. March 28 2013
By Psi-Fi Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Right from the start you're in the action and it doesn't slow down. I don't read very many books where the story is set in the future, but this one really pulled me in. Even when I thought the story was slowing down, something would happen and it jumped right back to full speed. There was just so much going on and a lot of the details are significant. If I say too much more I will be crossing over into spoiler territory. I will say that if you are a reader that likes to skip or just breeze through sections, you will be missing a lot of important details. The author just blew me away, there was so many twists at the end I was blindsided. But looking back over everything, it made sense.

I would recommend reading this book, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99efa4d4) out of 5 stars Surprising and Enjoyable July 12 2013
By D. Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A Russian author who never once referenced his own culture in this exciting tale full of unexpected turns and locales. I found it fun and yes, exciting, as our hero discovered more about himself as he discovered more about his mission. Our main story would proceed with a great set of characters...and then our hero would discover something important about himself, or the planet, or his foes, that would send the arc of the story in unexpected directions. But, quickly, we were back on board and dashing after our hero.
It is a wonderful sophomore effort If you decide on giving this a try you will not be disappointed !