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A massive alien ship crashes into one of the most remote places on Earth – cutting all contact with the regionWithin hours Major Robert Beckman and his specially euipped Contact Team are hurriedly dispatched from Area 51 to investigate Is it a forced landing or the beginning of an invasion a technological treasure trove or an extraterrestrial pandora’s box that spells disaster for life on Earth?Infiltrating the vast tropical wilderness of northern Australia Beckman’s team encounter strange machines alien structures and a handful of human survivors struggling to evade capture When Beckman’s team penetrates to the heart of the Mothership they discover an answer they never expected and a universe far larger than they had ever imagined


10 thoughts on “The Mothership

  1. says:

    This was not a bad book though I've enjoyed his others I would suggest reading this one after one or both of his Mapped Space novelsVery minor spoilers aheadI found the interactions among members of the military special operations team to be a little unrealistic Too much backtalk from and uestioning of orders by subordinates The scientist character really came across as a silly naive stereotype given that he worked for an intelligencemilitary organizationThe book was good enough that I finished it despite its length


  2. says:

    The Mothership had me guessing from beginning to end With realistic characters terrific action and an uncomfortably realistic alien contact situation this is a must read for anyone who ever looked up at the sky and wondered what was really out there


  3. says:

    The Mothership is an explosive fast paced action packed science fiction thriller set in Australia's Northern Territory Major Robert Beckam a fair haired athletic leader and his second in command Master Sergeant Henry Hooper who's shorter heavier with a gravelly voice are sent to investigate the crash site of an alien vessel which has cut off all communication in the region What they have to determine is the alien's intent and whether or not they're hostile If the answers found pose a threat to humanity Beckman must be prepared to find a weakness in the ship and to destroy it Reluctantly Beckman and his force protection suad are encumbered with two civilians who are armed with their own agendas; Roland Markus a CIA operative and a young scientist Dr Ian McIness Unexpectedly Beckman and his team will also stumble upon Laura McKay a zoologist whose husband Dan has been abducted by the aliens and a primitive tribe that will guide them to the alien crash siteWith great dexterity Renneberg weaves the first encounter from several perspectives including Major Beckmanthe alien Nemza'ri an inebriated hunting group and an aboriginal Bandaka Wirrapingu into an engrossing story that exposes man's weaknesses when confronted with a species that's unknown Blended into this riveting tale are encounters with highly advanced machines like the drones and strikers as well as monstrous amphibian creatures with massive shoulders sharp claws and teethThe characters are strong and colourful natural in their interactions as events unfold in the smoothly flowing plotlines that continually intersect then merge Major Beckman and Roland Markus are complex characters determined and decisive in their decisions but while one is self sacrificing the other's merciless in accomplishing his goal Although the scientist Dr Ian McIness isn't strong or well trained he makes that up with his intelligence tenacity and resolve Bandaka Wirrapingu like all the members of his tribe are brave and fearless in the face of what they don't understand I loved the wise cracking bumbling efforts of the hunters Bill Wal Slab and Cracker as well as Nemza'ri the persistent low ranking technician noble in her selfless efforts to save her shipmates and her raceThe action's fast paced the story electric as the plot twists and turns leading to an ending that will leave the reader amazed I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to sci fi lovers


  4. says:

    I enjoyed the premise of this book which is that extremely advanced civilizations criss cross the universe working together to rule all existence but we are excluded because we are so primitive and aggressive If we can't get along with other humans how can we possibly be expected to get along with other extremely different and far intelligent life forms? Wisely they have decided to leave us alone for several thousand years or longer to see if we ever mature enough to be includedThe plot of the story revolves around an accident which causes an enormous spaceship to crash land in Australia The aliens manage to hide their existence from the world in general but a few people are near enough to see it happen and go to investigate Of course things don't go well The alien technology described in the book is fairly amazing The only drawback is that the fight with the aliens gets a bit tedious It doesn't seem necessary to describe in detail the skirmish with every single creature


  5. says:

    So I didn't even reach the end of the second chapterPrologue This was fairly interesting but some of the writing just felt off? Like we're with an alien that nicely explains us what stuffs represent in human terms While it doesn't seem like she has ever been on earth so why would she know 'human terms'? Also is it omnicient or close third person narration? I do not know But in both case it felt weird that the alien described her appearanceChapter one the part in the forest with the scientist was cool The part at the military base with the summary of what's happening is okayChapter two we're thrown the name nickname background and uick description of twelve people before uickly jumping to another group of peopleI still don't know in what pov this is I'll just stop here


  6. says:

    A sci fi novel about an alien crash landing and the Earths response I really liked the concept behind the story but the delivery was not my cup of tea The characters were a just too calm for what was happening There are these three bumpkin characters that should play the lottery with the obscene amount of luck they have and in the end don't really bring anything to table The civilians that tag along don't seem to have any problem with random alien objects showing up It was hard to get through at times When the main characters get into a jam they seem to have some random old alien tech on hand to get them out They go onto that well uite often Great concept on how the universe works and its relationship to Earth but that's about it


  7. says:

    I'm glad I read the other Mapped Space books first This book jumped around so much I'm not sure I could have kept track of it all if I didn't have a 'historical context' to keep it all togetherNone of the characters was deeply developed and before you could start to get the sorted out Renneberg starts jumping between given names and nicknames almost like he intended to keep the reader confusedIt's an okay read but best after reading the later books first


  8. says:

    Fun readThe writing and characters are a little too straightforward and the book could use a good dose of nastiness but it's not bad


  9. says:

    I'm definitely going to read some Renneberg I find his universe uite interesting and compelling


  10. says:

    Full disclosure I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads programThe Mothership tells the tale of a spaceship craft in a remote part of Australian A US military team is sent in to investigate and retrieve any alien technology they can find and destroy it if it becomes a threat and a few locals are also caught up in the alien crashThis book unfortunately left me cold and part of it started right away born out of my own shattered expectations When I heard about the plot outline I imagined a scenario where humans were being confronted for the first time with the truly alien faced with a world changing event dealing with it as best they can and being way over their heads Instead we learn uite early on that although this particular alien race may be unknown the US military has had multiple UFO encounters and the team are not only relative experts in this sort of thing but carrying some salvaged alien weapons that even the odds a little I suppose a good comparison is that it's a little like the approach the Stargate series takes a few seasons in which isn't a criticism I loved that series but it wasn't what I wanted from this book The story is set in a world where much of the standard UFO lore can be taken at face value Alien abductions really happen the Greys are really assumed to be from Zeta Reticula and even the assumed official motivations of them in observing Earth are ones I've seen in other sources that believed them true This is a fairly interesting approach really it's just not what I'd hoped for from the description and so it was disappointing Beyond the 'it just wasn't what I wanted' factor I do feel the author tried to do a little too much cover many angles when a limited viewpoint might have been better Right off the bat we see some scenes from the perspective of the aliens which reduces a lot though not all of the mystery and often during scenes of people interacting with alien technology we the reader are given detailed information on exactly what the alien is doing from it's own perspective This has the benefit of explaining some of what you might assume are stupid mistakes on the part of aliens but on the other hand knowing too much about how their technology works means there's much rooms for uestions the author didn't think of undermining the story things they should be able to do but don't for some reason If we knew nothing about the aliens beyond what they humans could see and speculate on the mystery itself covers a lot of problems These sudden peeks into the true nature of the alien devices is also one of the glaring examples of the intermittently headhopping nature of the narrative It's from a omniscient point of view but through much of any given section we're only told things somebody else in the room might see except occasionally we suddenly get insight into the mind and motivation of a character or machine It can be jarring and I don't really think it serves enough of a purpose to compensate for that Maybe if we'd stuck to a limited perspective of a few alternating viewpoints I would have connected to the characters They're all pleasant enough to read about but there are a lot of them and not much distinguishes them them outside of certain well worn tropes like the science guy who's great in his element but has no idea how the universe really works I never really got attached to any of them but they moved the story along well These flaws don't ruin the novel for me most of the time I could push it out of my mind and enjoy it as a light adventure novel and sure maybe the book would have been even better if a couple hundred pages were carefully trimmed but what really soured my enjoyment of the book was the ending One of the great pleasures of books compared to other media is that the writer isn't constrained by budget or having to fall back to a status uo or worry about appealing to the lowest common denominator and yet in this we get one of the worst TV style endings you can do It's the kind of ending that even on television would makes me roll my eyes especially if we only got it after such a big build up It made me feel like much of what I read was a pointless waste of time I suppose much of the book all along felt like writing for television mildly fun but not especially deep but it wasn't until the conclusion that I really noticedI try not to judge the whole book by a poor ending and the book does have some good action scenes and well thought out examples of alien technology but it's hard to ignore the poor finish It probably cost the book an entire star and made me unlikely to ever want to read it again