· Fantome Publishing
65 reviews

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 "A highly recommended, character-driven sci-fi novel in the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein." -Kirkus Reviews

"A fun story of survival and endurance that hits some metaphysical high notes and exudes a special feeling of "cool", Exigency is highly recommended to any big-hearted and sharp-minded reader in search of a sturdy sci-fi page-turner." -Red City Review

Nine brilliant scientists travel light years on a one-way trip to an Earth-like planet. Their mission is to study from orbit the two species of intelligent lifeforms on the surface. The first: an isolated people embarking on civilization and building their world's first city. The second: a brutal race of massive predators, spread thick and still growing across the dominant landmass--destined to breed and eat their way to extinction within a few centuries.

After eight years of observation, disaster strikes the orbiting station and only two crewmembers eject successfully. Drifting down through a dark alien sky, the pair realizes their escape pod launched not toward the safety of the city, but to the other side of the planet, touching down deep inside a land no human could possibly survive.

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Laurence Jervis
November 17, 2016
The multiple parallel storylines coming together with suprising unintended consequences as 3 races begin to come together.. 1st contact will always suprise all parties.
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Virginia Hanley
August 4, 2015
I enjoyed the story but was baffled sometimes by the jumping about. To find out where they were at every change. I would have to read forward, find the characters and then go back and re read it within context. The epilogue was odd to say the least.
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Andy Machala
April 25, 2022
Not bad, interesting concepts. The set-up and character development were a little strained, but at least it did exist.
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About the author

Michael Siemsen is the Bestselling author of 6 novels including The Dig, A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon's story), and Exigency. He lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dog," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants.



twitter: @michaelsiemsen

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