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An elevator that links the Earth to the Moon; A rare element that promises to solve all the world's energy problems; a secret society that has its own plans for both. This is the limit - how far would you go? The blockbuster conclusion to the international sci-fi thriller by German's Number One thriller writer. It's , and the Chinese and the Americans are going head to head on the Moon for helium-3, the rare mineral which will solve all the Earth's energy needs. But not everyone is happy. Billionaire Julian Orley's space-elevator revolutionised space travel; now he's taking a group of international movers and shakers on the trip of a lifetime:
But not all of Orly's guests are humanitarians: And how is this linked with the cyber-detective Owen Jericho, the dissident hacker Yoyo, oil magnate Gerald Palstein - and the mysterious organisation called Hydra, who have their own - not very charitable - plans for the universe?
Death and the Devil. The Swarm: A Novel of the Deep. Full of excitement and danger. Frank Schatzing has had a career as a marketing executive as well as being the author of several highly successful historical crime novels, and he lives and writes in Cologne. Schatzing became Germany's most successful thriller writer in decades when he published Der Schwarm in The World According to Anna. The Abyssinian Proof.
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I loved this book. Not only is the science behind it solid the author even spent some time sampling the gelid waters of the Northern Seas along a bunch of scientist but the story is Speculative fiction at it's very best, and if the genre in which it has been categorized doesn't make you curious perhaps nothing will, for this is an apocalyptic eco-thriller, focused on telling the story of who is behind a series of catastrophic natural events occurring all too close together to be coincidental.
Not only is the science behind it solid the author even spent some time sampling the gelid waters of the Northern Seas along a bunch of scientist but the story is compelling, and scary, and you can't stop reading. I think I finished the book in three days and the thing is about pages long because I had to know how everything would end. The cast of characters is huge, diverse, and beyond wonderful. The worms feed on the methane deposits, weakening the continental shelves that soon start to collapse.
If you want to read a good thriller that is original beyond bounds, this is the book you have to choose because the novel works well.
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The premise is quite original and well researched. The book is entertaining, outdoing many Hollywood disaster movies in certain passages and it's a pleasurable read. Especially if you, too, sometimes wish the ocean could fight back. View all 5 comments. Apr 17, K. Nature strikes back. This is the most important message of this book: In this wonderful sci-fi book, a group of scientists have to fight against the Yrr , an alien kind of one-celled microorganisms found in the bottom of the sea that have the ability to eat away the continental drift and when these pesky creatures destroy the drift, it causes tsunami and flooding.
These Yrr can even pollute small crabs and lo Nature strikes back. These Yrr can even pollute small crabs and lobsters and when these delicious creatures are eaten in New York, it causes epidemic of wide magnitude. Red tide, right? But Schatzing did not use that term here. These Yrr can also trigger the mutation of mussels I am not kidding so they become highly mobile and attack whaling ships.
These small microorganisms can also be sniffed by whales and orcas that can make these huge sea animals to get crazy and turn ocean liners upside down and sink into the bottom of the sea.
The first time this book was published in Germany in , it stayed in their bestsellers' list for 7 years. This English translation came out in the US in Hollywood actress and producer Uma Thurman and the German producers bought this book's film rights. On May 9, , it was announced that the film was in the works. Ted Tally has finished writing the screenplay and Dino De Laurentiis was to be one of the prime financial benefactors of the project.
The release date is estimated to be in Eight years to make a huge movie out of this well-written sci-fi. It should be a MUST see movie!
I say that this is a well-written sci-fi because its mind-boggling claims are backed by scientific explanations. What I mean is that Schatzing really did his research he is a marine biologist by profession while writing the book and so each of what the Yrr can do is well-explained to make the whole thing plausible to happen. Each sub-plot - chains and chains of tragedies happening in the different parts of the world - is well-structured and well-developed and reading it felt like you are watching different cable channels announcing different sea-related incidents and catastrophes happening if not at the same time, close to each other.
The whole book leaves a scary tone but it is a definitely a wake up call for all of us. That's why this probably woke up German readers to put this book into their top spot of their bestsellers' list for 7 years. The only little criticism that I'd like to point out is that the characters seem like bystanders in this whole thing.
What I mean is that if you are fond of reading character-driven plots, this book is not really for you. I mean, by nature sci-fi are event-driven but some great authors still able to incorporate well-developed characters into event-driven plots like Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit or Walter M. Miller, Jr. Both books have mind-boggling premise but the characters are involved in those and they "evolve" as the plot progresses.
Also, caveat should be given to those sci-fi aficionados who read sci-fi only for entertainment. You might find readng some scientific details boring. This is the reason why it took me too many days to finish this book. But if you also read sci-fi to further your scientific knowledge on the matters that the author included in the book, then I promise that you will not get bored at all with this Schatzing's masterpiece.
Nature taking revenge through marine animals for all the shit man has caused. Whales killing people, worms coordinating their efforts to cause tsunamis, mutant crabs spreading a deadly virus and so on Now, I'm left wondering how such a good idea can end up so fucked up Well, the answer is rather simple. The greek edition is pages long. Every pages of plot development and rudimentary suspense were followed by pages where characters were doing nothing important at all.
Not to mention a couple of page-long breaks where everything that happens is totally unrelated to the story. What's more, the endless blabbering of the omniscient narrator about scientific facts tested my patience any number of times. At first I found those facts to be interesting and educational but soon they became tiring and totally distracting of the plot which took what seemed like forever to develop. As if all this wasn't enough, I found the dialogs to be a bit unrealistic.
It was like the author was struggling with them and forcing himself to write them in order to make his characters more familiar to the reader. What I found a bit fun, if cheap, was the fact that it's the first among all books and movies about the end of the world where the Americans are the psychotic lunatics who are willing, in their stupidity, to risk sending the world to hell in order to exploit what's happening for their own benefit.
Of course this makes sense as the author is German but, if only for a little while, I enjoyed the originality of the notion. On the long run, though, portraying the Americans in such a caricatural manner served only negatively.
The Swarm had the potential to be a great novel and that made me even angrier. Never mind if I don't like a book. It happens and I'm ok with it. But when I come across a book that not only has a very interesting story to tell but also has a few great elements like the idea of the final solution which I found magnificent , the last thing I'd like to see it do is waste its own potential. It's a shame but that's exactly how I felt about The Swarm. If only it was pages long instead of and included more action and substance instead of an ocean of useless information, I'm sure it would be one of the greatest novels of the previous decade.
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Feb 15, Morad Bagoury rated it it was amazing. This is by far one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life. First off, the plot is beyond epic. For as long as we can remember, we have always thought about the existence of aliens in outer space, but we rarely thought about them being underwater. This is where Schatzing does his magic and really gets you going. Many of you know the famous line: We know more about space than we know about our own oceans Well, this statement is out into action after view spoiler [the discovery of the This is by far one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life.
We know more about space than we know about our own oceans Well, this statement is out into action after view spoiler [the discovery of the Yrr hide spoiler ] Secondly, I feel obliged to compliment the author's writing style. I could swear that he made me itch to turn the page at the end of each chapter. His style is suspenseful, logical and very fast-paced. You won't have a single moment of rest with this book, that is guaranteed. Lastly, I would like to give all readers an important piece of advice regarding this book: Well done, Frank..
Mar 15, Gudmundur rated it it was ok. Pretty good yarn if not taken too seriously. The strengths are that the story is obviously well researched and the biological and scientific explanations given look quite convincing although my knowledge of the field is admittedly limited.
The "enemy" is interesting and adequately mind-boggling for a sci-fi yarn. The cons: The characterization is pretty weak, and some of the characters are far too cartoonish to be convincing Judith Li, Greywolf And the showdown aboard the Independence was quite silly, indeed the authors treatment of the americans although understandably sarcastic, given the flood of movies and books where the Americans come and save the day and turn 4th of July into the Independence day of the world was far too cartoonish and silly and really dragged the whole thing down, especially for a novel trying to go for scientific veracity.
View 1 comment. Mar 23, Kirschkuchen rated it did not like it. Sigur Johanson is a wormologist He's actually a biologist at the university Trontheim and an expert for worms. Accidentally, there's a strange species of deep sea worms that eat a lot of stuff with complicated names. Things threaten to collapse on a continental level. Basically, the world as we know it will crumble under the impact of worms so far so awesome.
Leon Anawak is a whalist he's a maritime scientist and studies whale behaviour and is taken aback when he watches whales attack boats Sigur Johanson is a wormologist He's actually a biologist at the university Trontheim and an expert for worms. Leon Anawak is a whalist he's a maritime scientist and studies whale behaviour and is taken aback when he watches whales attack boats and kill people. Where's Kevin Bacon when you need him? Tina Lund dies This is the first in a serious of unrelated characters doing unrelated things with no impact on the main plot I lied.
It's not the first, but at one point I stopped counting. Naturally, all events are related.
After what feels like pages, the world is in shambles. Even though most of the damage has been done in Europe and the main protagonist is from Europe, the Americans start a task force they kidnap every scientist and order them to They all go to a castle in the mountains for research. After all the above mentioned coordinated attacks that have picked up speed, culminating in the Tsunami and forcing the world to react as a unity, what do you think happens?
For excruciating months and about pages, nothing really happens. This is because- Oh, look! An unrelated character is doing something unrelated!
The attacks stop and there's research going on.
Kind of. Actually, everyone does a little bit of puttering around. Johanson, who's not only a wormologist but a strange-thingologist, develops the following theory we instantly know that he's right: There's an unknown species living in the depths of the ocean since the beginning of time. They are doing things because- Oh, look! Then there's a page description of someone's father's funeral. Then everyone goes on a ship. Let's just think about this for a moment. There's something in the ocean that makes every creature in it go wonky, and that has the power to stop the gulf stream.
Is it reasonable to put every scientist who has even the slightest chance to fight back on the same ship and let them sail off into the deep sea? Obviously it is, because the book expects you to believe this is a good idea. There's a secret lab that we know must be there when we read the word 'ship' for the first time, but we need about pages to discover it. Then we need another pages to get inside the lab, and really, it's unexciting. The person representing the United States the one I don't want to discuss , wants to kill all Yrr, and she knows how to do it.
Somehow we're made to believe that killing a species who's determined to erase mankind and destroys half of the earth while doing so is a bad idea.
Instead wormo-thingologist Johanson, develops a communication method that involves a dead man, Yrr-pheromones, mini submarines and blowing himself up in the middle of a tremendously boring pages showdown. Don't ask - only MacGyver can make that explanation sound reasonable.
BTW, if you ever asked yourself how you can possibly make trained military dolphins boring, read the book! It's a great step by step guide. Then we finally realise, why during the last 2, pages, we've constantly read about Karen Weaver.
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You don't need to know anything about Karen Weaver except that she was somehow around, is the token female character and love interest of She is now saving the world after Johanson's and navy general's death.
Obviously she does that by kidnapping the already mentioned dead body with a mini submarine. While she remains in the boat, the body bravely jumps into the water to communicate with the Yrr. The attacks of the Yrr stop then, because the dead body which is full of their natural pheromones and Alright, I give up.
The book ends. Ich versuche es mal so: Es gab noch viel mehr, aber das zeigt schon mal ein gutes Bild. Ich mochte viele der Charaktere, musste mich leider auch von einigen trennen und fand die Geschichte insgesamt unheimlich gut.
Einen knappen Stern Abzug gibt es aber, weil das Buch zum Teil derart wissenschaftlich ist und so dicht mit Informationen gespickt, dass es ab und an ein kleiner Kampf ist, die Geschichte weiter zu verfolgen.
So haben auch einige aus meiner Leserunde das Buch abgebrochen bzw. Vor Peru verschwindet ein Fischer. Aber der Roman ist nicht nur in dieser Hinsicht bemerkenswert. Damit habe ich schon vorweggenommen, dass mir die Ausarbeitung der Charaktere wirklich gut gefallen hat. Dass nicht alle von ihnen das Ende erleben werden, kann man sich angesichts der Entwicklung der Geschichte denken. Wie sich die ganze Katastrophe im Meer entwickelt, habe ich als ungeheuer spannend empfunden.
Da braucht es nicht viel Action, wobei die angesichts von Walattacken auf Schiffe ja durchaus vorhanden ist. Gegen Ende hin wurde es mir sogar eher zu viel Action, aber sie passt dort auch einfach hin. Die ganze Theorie der Intelligenz aus der Tiefsee ist schlicht genial und faszinierend. Wenn die Menschheit die Ozeane und den Planeten allgemein weiterhin so behandelt wie bisher, wird sie untergehen. Da das hier auf goodreads nicht funktioniert, lasse ich genug Platz dazwischen.
Ich bin jetzt nicht so fatalistisch zu sagen, die Menschheit wird auf jeden Fall untergehen, aber ich bin alles andere als sicher, dass sie eine Zukunft hat. View all 8 comments. Jan 31, Cindy rated it liked it Recommended to Cindy by: I'm wavering between 2 and 3 stars for this Crichton-esque brick of a sea-thriller. On one hand you have whales, crabs, dolphins, sea worms, shoals, and sharks galore.
All awesome. Oh and the top fru-fru Parisian restaurant infested with gooey lobsters. Right on. Also, there's some interesting thoughts on life-forms, consciousness, collectives and intelligence. I'll be thinking about those ideas for a while, even if they aren't anything new. The thriller and horror part of the story was plenty in I'm wavering between 2 and 3 stars for this Crichton-esque brick of a sea-thriller. The thriller and horror part of the story was plenty interesting to keep me turning the pages quickly.
I was so looking forward to a scientific thriller in translation that presented a multi-national cast and world view. The Swarm has this in spades, but also is incredibly one-sided in its vehement anti-US stance. The rest of the world is beautiful, intelligent, and rational. The US, however, is the source of all the world's woes, including inventing conspiracy theories?! I have lived for over 4 years in other countries, and it's dead easy to vilify the US.
But the thing is all countries and their citizens have both bad and good virtues.