Hull Zero Three

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Hull Zero Three
Author Greg Bear
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Orbit
Publication date
November 22, 2010
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 320 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-316-07281-6

Hull Zero Three is a science fiction novel from Greg Bear. It was published on November 22, 2010.[1] It is set on a generation ship that has lost its way under mysterious circumstances.

Overview[edit]

A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination – unknown. Its purpose – a mystery. Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home-a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms-he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.

All he has are questions—Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03?

All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.

Critical reception[edit]

Chris Hsiang summarizes the overall impact of the book as "...less than thrilling but I've come to expect this from Greg Bear: he is often more concerned with the journey than the destination. The Mystery In Space of Hull Zero Three is more personal and at the same time very universal. When you look past all the action and exotic scenery Teacher's turmoil boils down to, "Who am I and why are we here?" We may never get the full answer but these are the kind of questions we all have to ask."[2] Similarly, the book has been described by Harriet Klausner of Alternative Worlds as a "science fiction thriller that adds very little new to the generational ark in space sub-genre."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panepinto, Lauren (May 3, 2010). "Cover Launch: Hull Zero Three". Orbit. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  2. ^ Hsiang, Chris (November 12, 2010). "In Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three, The Cosmic Terror Of A Generation Ship". Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  3. ^ Klausner, Harriet (September 29, 2010). "Alternative Worlds » Hull Zero Three-Greg Bear". Retrieved 2012-11-09.