The Ground Beneath My Feet

Rated 1.50/5 based on 2 reviews
When Earth finally can't supoport us all mankind has to come up with an alternate plan to ensure the survival of the species.

The ships that carry the seed of humanity out into space won't always find perfect worlds, this is the story of one such discovery.
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About Ray Daley

Ray Daley was born in Coventry & still lives there. He served 6 yrs in the RAF as a clerk & spent most of his time in a Hobbit hole in High Wycombe. He is a published poet & has been writing stories since he was 10. His current dream is to eventually finish the Hitch Hikers fanfic novel he's been writing since 1986.

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James Jenkins reviewed on on Dec. 15, 2013

I am a fan of the authors work, but this is not one of his better works.

He has some much better works, read one of them first.
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andy petrides reviewed on on Dec. 9, 2013

oof... so many issues.
some spoilers follow...

This doesn't even qualify as a rough draft... this is simple brainstorming, borrowing from a hundred movies we've all seen before. Much of the science makes no sense compared to what actually happens. Author needs to ask WHY and HOW when he writes things... for example, he writes that the ship can do everything, but its main function is to raise/teach one human to do basic things. Huh? Or that when they reach the planet they are to seed, the ship simply dumps a bunch of people on it to wander around... no probes/scans/tests/etc... technology we actually have today... just "go out for a walk!" also, why is the ship teaching about earth? (sounds of the ocean, etc) shouldn't it be teaching about the planet they will seed? Or how about "skipping 20 yrs of development to avoid nasty puberty"... watch Bladerunner and see the issues about cloning/making adults with no experience with emotion, human interaction, etc. Unfortunately the science here reads like Flash Gordon... author should watch some Star Trek instead and study the morality tales behind the story, and back it up with 'realistic' science.
The only thing that was clever was the biblical idea of "the first man killed by a serpent". That is a nice concept... think about what can be learned from this, and block out the story from there. Question everything you write- why are things happening? be cognizant of all the assumptions you make.
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