Android: Free Fall

Android: Free Fall

by William H. Keith

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Overview

It is the future, and while the world has changed, crime has not.

When an influential lawyer is murdered miles above the earth's surface, Captain of Detectives Rick Harrison reluctantly accepts the case. Harrison quickly finds himself at the center of a deepening conspiracy. Why did the killer use a mining laser, an unwieldy weapon? What is the connection between the victim and the powerful anti-android lobby? And the toughest question Harrison never expected to ask: what defines humanity?

Free Fall is the first novel based on Fantasy Flight Games's Android, conveying a dystopian world of technology and corruption. This rich universe is masterfully brought to life by New York Times Bestselling author William H. Keith, winner of the H.G. Wells Award and multiple Origins awards, and the celebrated author of over 150 novels, short stories, and other published works.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013080713
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Publication date: 08/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 907,279
File size: 454 KB

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Android: Free Fall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NelsonChandler More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know what to expect when I bought this book, but by the first couple of pages I was hooked. I like good mystery novels and I like science fiction but rarely do I see them together. I don't expect it to top the best seller list or anything but it's definitely entertaining. It feels a lot like a Raymond Chandler novel (though sadly without Chandler's awe inspiring eloquence). The story is told through the perspective of New Angeles Police Department's Captain of Detectives, Captain Harrison. He has to investigate a murder (aren't they all) and follow the conspiratorial threads where they lead. Along the way he paints a picture of future Earth for us as a cyberpunk wonderland where computers are everywhere and anyone can buy a ticket to space via a giant space elevator called The Beanstalk. I enjoyed reading it and hope you do too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exactly what i was looking for, a blend of detective noir mystery and a very fleshed out sci-fi world setting. If you haven't played the Android board game it pretty much like the story in that a detective has to solve different conspiracy laden mysteries set in a future earth where labor is done by either bioroids or clones and space exploration is greatly aided by a space space elevator and the mining of resources on the moon. I love the setting immensely and this book really brings it to life in the most beautiful way. Enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book from the frist two pgs
clandaith More than 1 year ago
I haven't read any sci-fi books lately because nothing has really piqued my interest. But, I love Fantasy Flight's board game 'Android'. This book takes place in that setting. The book has some really good characters. The main ones are pretty fleshed out. There is some really cool settings. The science in the book isn't too hard to fallow. There are some predictable parts in the book, but that is in most books. I wouldn't say the book is really 'hard' sci-fi. If you're looking for a decent sci-fi read, and/or enjoy the Android setting, pick the book up.