Vostok

Vostok

Book - 2015
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East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Rebel Press, an imprint of Next Century Publishing, [2015]
ISBN: 9781681020006
1681020009
Characteristics: 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Tigerofmist
Aug 22, 2017

The sections dealing with the life in Lake Vostok were enjoyable, and what you expect from the author. Then the book changes into philosophy/Aliens and political commentary. This was not what I was looking for when I picked up the book. As this is billed as the tie in between "The Loch" and the new Meg novel I hope it does not point to the direction the Meg series will be taking.

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Bakrin23
Jul 03, 2016

A very interesting read. A continuation from The Loch and the fifth book in the MEG series. An exploration into consciousness, extra terrestrial civilizations, alternative technologies, and occult knowledge of The Knight Templar (Scottish rite free masonry). For those already familiar with these subject areas, this book is a must read as it may confirm some of your own understanding and brings these sensitive topics into great perspective.

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Malenkia13
May 02, 2016

Always love Steve's books. He puts a lot of work into researching them and it shows.

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dheidt
Sep 08, 2015

Usually love Alten's books and was very disappointed with this one. Started out great and went overboard even for science fiction. Not what he is about.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 28, 2015

Why? I don't know. The first 1/3 is great fast-paced sci-fi and I was hooked. The next 1/3 broke into "God is an alien" or maybe "aliens are God" or perhaps it was "God is string theory." The next third was a long rant about the evil government and big oil is the devil or such nonsense. I couldn't drag myself through the last 20 pages. Loch Ness monster, travel basically copied from_Journey to the Center of the Earth_ but with high tech added, and time and dimension flipping.

larrybmovie Apr 04, 2015

This book is dreadful: Too much science, too much philosophy, and w-a-a-a-y too much dialogue written in Scottish dialect (one of the reasons nobody reads Sir Walter Scott anymore). Not many monsters, though, which is why I got the book to begin with. I read Meg when it came out in the late 70s-early 80s, and thought it was OK. That was the first Alten book I read until Vostok . Vostok will definitely be my last.

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