Orbs

Orbs

By Nicholas Sansbury Smith

  • Release Date: 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 12 Ratings
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Description

The first thrilling story of horror, adventure, and survival during the alien invasion in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling Orbs series has been completely remastered and re-edited since its original publication and now features a sneak peak at Orbs II!

At the end of the world, who will survive?

The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing—to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars.

Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winton's team finds a changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, and they aren't the only thing missing. The planet's water is gone, too.

As the team explores their surroundings, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn't until they uncover what's inside that they realize the nightmare that lies ahead.

Reviews

  • Excellent Alien Invasion Story

    5
    By David Denham III
    Having discovered this title by accident, I quickly read through this very exciting scif-fi thriller. N. S. Smith's characters, setting, plot, and use of scif-fi tropes come together in a refreshing retelling of the classic "alien invasion" story, while contributing some new experiences to the genre. Thumbs up Mr. Smith! I may have to check out your debut album, Biomass Revolution. And continue reading the Orbs Series!
  • What Walking Dead did for zombies, Orbs does for aliens

    5
    By Nomadreviewer
    Orbs is an intense ride that manages to remain grounded in the real world. It's part Michael Crichton , part James Rollins with the creepiness factor of a Stephen King chiller and the cinematic punch of a James Cameron/Roland Emmerich flick. Science fiction and horror can make for a tricky mix but Nicholas Smith does a killer job at blending the two genres. Like a pumped up, more dynamic episode of the Twilight Zone, the story is driven by a chilling mystery and manages to incorporate some relevant ecological themes. The writer has a great handle on the tech and setting the story a few decades in the future allows for some awesome toys (the suits and sonic weapons come to mind) while avoiding any chance of distancing the reader from the narrative - this is clearly a world we recognize and relate too. A page turner from beginning to end, a beach read with a brain. I can't wait for the sequel!

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