Containment [Christian Cantrell, William Dufris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As Earth’s ability to support human life begins to diminish. Containment (Containment, book 1) by Christian Cantrell – book cover, description, publication history. Cantrell’s debut takes a technically detailed, hard-SF look at possible planetary colonization of Venus. Arik is part of Generation V (for Venus).

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Everything Arik has ever known is called into question, and he must figure out the right path for himself, his wife, and his unborn daughter. I was debating with myself whether to award this three or four stars, and I think ultimately I would have given it three and a half if I could.

Well, maybe not, because they explain some of it, but definitely would be a better read if you did have a background. Only Arik’s chrisyian to recover from brain surgery elicited any sympathy from me. How and where will man colonize other planets in our universe?

Then we get to learn the much longer official name, followed by a long dialogue about why it is called V1 and who calls it that. At one point I’d closed the book for the night as it was gone midnight and it wasn’t keeping me awake, and when I opened it the next morning, I catnrell remember what I was reading or why I was bothering with it.


There are a lot of concepts that are very familiar to computer science, which you would think make this a good candidate for someone like me to read. In the meantime, V1 is the next step in human interplanetary colonization.


Arik is extremely well-developed as a character. You are commenting using your WordPress. This kind of world building is repeated on every page. Nothing else is relevant.

Being one of the magical children born on Venus is just the beginning for him.

The society of Earth in Containment is practically non-existent. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I wanted more than he gave me.

Containment (Containment, book 1) by Christian Cantrell

Arik was genetically engineered to be the greatest mind ever born. I found myself flipping through the pages enjoying every detailed explicative moment of Containment. On the other hand, fhristian technical focu Considering the content of the book, I don’t want to say much in order to avoid giving a spoiler.

Clarke style nuts and bolts science fiction story with a premise that didn’t make sense why start space colonization on Venus?

The main character — Arik — lives in a community V1 of souls. The historical background was pontificating on our current global warming crisis and the results thereof, and the scientific info dumps on why things worked they way they worked made it seem like I – the reader – wouldn’t understand unless it was explained in excruciating detail. If this were rewritten to make serious canrtell, it could have been a four-star book.


This kind of world building is repeated on eve This review is based on the ebook sample Rating: They read like something straight out of the backgrounder wiki or bible that writers often prepare for themselves prior to writing a story. You are commenting using your Twitter account. There’s a lot of that. He has plenty of cool science-fictional ideas, ranging from genetic engineering to robotics and cybernetics. Thus, while the infodumps unquestionably contain cool ideas and tantalizing visions of the future, they quench any momentum the story has developed and bring the plot to a grinding halt.

His offense is one of the most mundane: Other books in the series. Christian Cantrell delves deeper and deeper into the secrets meant to protect and society in the future.

Containment (Christian Cantrell)

It was quite abrupt and I had to think about it for awhile before I came to a hazy conclusion of what I think happened – but you’re not really quite sure. This is a true SciFi gem set far in the future. Preview — Containment by Christian Cantrell.