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Abductees by Alan Brickett is Book 1 of The Gravitonics Chronicles. Five people from different walks of life – a UN refugee officer, a socialite, a recluse, a paraplegic construction worker and a beggar – what could they possibly have in common with one another? Abducted by a starship, the five awake to find themselves with new bodies in tiptop condition, single-suits that are equipped with technology far advanced from human technology and absolutely no memory of how they came to be a billion light years away from earth. The Puzzle Box was once a mining force to be reckoned with, but now it's nothing more than an empty shell, filling up with alien refugees on the run from the Tempest. The five abductees must fight to stay alive while trying to figure out why they were brought to the Puzzle Box and by whom. Time is tight though, as the Tempest closes in and another enemy stirs to life in the center of the Puzzle Box. Can they figure it out and escape or are they doomed to stay there forever?
Abductees (The Gravitonics Chronicles Book 1) by Alan Brickett is a solid story. This may be a long read but it is 'edge of the seat' stuff, a story that has you turning the pages without even realizing it. The prologue hooks you and drags you straight into the story, one that is light years ahead of its nearest sci-fi competition. This is a detailed and focused story, unusual and original in concept and filled with descriptive prose that any sci-fi fan will delight in. This is action all the way, intensifying in pace, drama, and suspense. The five main protagonists were developed incredibly well; five diverse and very different characters that you bond with almost straight away. The author’s background and strong knowledge of space science shine through in the details of this excellent start to what promises to be a fantastic series. A real must for sci-fi fans.