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  1. says:

    It isn't often that I am engaged with science fiction works I generally find them to be too over thought over theorized and frankly over indulgent works So I am thankful and thoroughly entertained when a book takes me to a futuristic world that is not only plausible but welcomes the reader with excitement and energy Nowhereville accomplishes that and much Great plot fast paced story telling and some very interesting concepts A must read

  2. says:

    This is my first of many reviews celebrating self published authors for Indie Author Month hosted by Nikki at Wicked Awesome Books I would definitely recommend Nowhereville if you love YA science fiction or love books with huge cliffhangers for the next books in the series As with many science fiction novels Nowhereville had an amazing premise I was immediately enad with the fast paced action packed plot filled with fancy futuristic references I loved how it took place in an off world colony where Martians were simply people who lived on Mars in political turmoil with Earth and the Allies rather than an alien race I liked the silent nod to futuristic ethics with the treatment of robots and how attached Seth became to Anne As a Martian Ava was my favourite character because she was the reason the whole battle was started So little was explained of her family and history that I was dying to read about her Unfortunately her alternating chapters ended about halfway through the book and she just disappeared from the story Hopefully in the next book she plays a larger role because she was fascinating fierce courageous and mysterious Exactly what I like in my female charactersIn keeping with the air of mystery and suspense Sean Campbell left many uestions unanswered that will hopefully be addressed in the seuel However this meant I was confused for most of the book about the history of the off world colonies the reason behind the political rebellion and why there was a farm A flashback a prologue or a map would've helped a lot Sometimes the suspense worked perfectly because things were revealed in bits and pieces to keep you reading which is always fun when you're reading about a new world and civilization

  3. says:

    I loved this book First of all the environment was both original and described with enough detail that the settings really came to life In my experience that’s a rare combination Further most of the techno jargon was completely plausible which always makes a book real to me The characters were also both realistic and loveable But the best part of this story is how uickly it moves along I love a story that’s full of excitement and adventure I’m even impressed when the reader has absolutely no idea what’s in store for them in just a few pages Nothing about this plot was predictable and it was all original I only had two gripes with this book One I think modern science fiction spends a little too much time on robots that are people too The way things are going by the time the first computer passes the turring test it will probably already have rights than my dog Second I want The environment built in this book is so real and interesting that I don’t feel satisfied with just one short book and I’d love to know where the story goes from here I look forward to the seuel

  4. says:

    Nowhereville is the beginning of a courageous story arc about young siblings who move to an off Earth colony to start a new life with their previously absentee father and about a young woman who is trying to find her place in a budding Martian revolution with contacts in the same colony Nothing turns out the way any of them expect as the colony becomes a crucible for multiple world changing events into which the young people are thrown Add to this an evolving race of intelligent robots evoking memories of the ancient myth of the golems and you have an intriguing and tantalizing look into humanity’s complicated future The novel is a complex mix of the powerful dream imagery haunting the young revolutionary girl and the unuenchable and entertaining banter between the young siblings in the face of danger And the conclusion of the novel packs a gut busting punch that leaves me eager for the next book in the series

  5. says:

    This was a First Read book I received from the Goodreads Giveaway programThis was a very easy book to read and I found it difficult to put down which suprised me as I am not really an avid si fi readerThe main characters are very believable and the dialogue between them is what I would expect as typical of siblings Interesting plot well thought out though as this is Part One of a set this has set the scene introduced characters some briefly at this time and it certainly leaves you feeling that the story is going to get even interesting The pace is excellent and I look forward to the next volume

  6. says:

    Right from the beginning of Nowhereville there's so much going on We have Seth and Jenna who have just faced tragedy and are going to live with a father they barely know We have Ava who is in trouble or is trouble All of this happens on a space station that may become the center of a Mars and Earth war that is building in the background But even with everything that's going on it's easy to get absorbed in the descriptions that the author administers The setting of the book is what makes it simply remarkable I loved the way Sean Campbell constructed this world that when I think about the book feels like it's a memory and I was there I wanted to be there even with everything going on It really makes one of my favorite uotes come to mindReading makes immigrants of us all It takes us away from home but important it finds homes for us everywhere Jean RhysMr Campbell wrote a book set in space that fortunately we mere earthlings can understand Unlike some science fiction books that I've read it's very easy to follow It's futuristic fun and rather addicting It was hard for me to put the book or my kindle down because I felt like I needed to read just a little Nowhereville was an extremely fast paced read that I read in just a couple sittings While I wish there was to book one I am eagerly anticipating book two because we are definitely left hanging It's one of those Really? endings But definitely in a good way too because that means you're enjoying the book right?Another cool aspect to the story which I haven't come across in many books maybe I'm reading the wrong books was the inclusion of robots How fun is that These are robots that are very much like humans in both their looks mannerisms and sometimes even emotions On this adventure ride the reader meets Annie I mean Anne She's a sweet robot willing to do anything to help and she doesOur other characters are just as well 'built' and developed Seth and Jenna are a lot like any brother sister combo They uarrel a lot but it's fun to read And when it counts they are there for each other Together with Anne they face a farm with no gravity martian military and so much I found them to be adorable I can completely picture both Ava is still a mystery to me Probably the main reason I would give this book 4 stars I know we'll find out in the books to come but I'd like to know about her now Nowhereville is an excellent Science Fiction adventure story about survival and so much Thank you to the wonderful author for the opportunity to read and review this book I know I've said it before but I can't wait until book twoI recommend it to fans of Feed by MT Anderson and Unwind by Neal Shusterman

  7. says:

    Let me start by saying I don't read Sci Fiit's never been my thing It's usually hard to follow and there is too much going on for me to really feel as if I am escaping reality Now that i have gotten that outlet me just tell you how much I LOVED this book Nowhereville was a surprisingly awesome change of pace from what I normally read There was a lot of world building in this story which usually detracts from everything else for mebut it didn't in this case The descriptions were so detailed I was easily able to envision everything was happening from beginning to end The book mainly follows Seth and Jenna a brother and sister pair as they integrate into a new world Jenna is by far my favorite charactershe is sarcastic and has plenty of spunk Love her Seth is the smart somewhat awkward guy who has a lot of love for his familyas well as a crush on a robot named Anne Their interactions were a little curious to me as I kept having to remember that she was a robot and wasn't supposed to have real feelingsbut I think there is something there that could come out later or at least I hope so Another character that might have a lot of future potential is Ava She is the focus of a lot of the craziness that occurs in this book but we haven't learned enough about her yet for me to get a feel for my thoughts on her personality Overall I really had fun with this story It was fast paced and hard to put down I read the majority of it in one day because I just had to see what was going to happen next The only thing I didn't love 100% would be the endingit was a bit abruptbut it is part of a new series so I am sure we will learn much in book two I can't wait Definitely give it four out of five stars Great debut

  8. says:

    A nice young adult Science fiction novel About two teens who loose their mother in an accident that occurs on the space station where they grow up Leaving them with no choice but to move to Grass Valley another space station up to date and larger than they have ever seen It's like having earth floating about in space Here they find it hard to settle into the new surroundings especially as the Martian war breaks out They see their prior home destroyed and then suffer through and deal with the war that rips apart the new home During this time they have yet to meet up and reunite with their father Going on a journey to find him and to understand what is happening All the while Seth has to deal with his sister Jenna and the risk she runs of her implant lungs stop working and it becomes harder to breathe Accompanied by their fathers Robot Anne Annie as she is often called by Seth They watch their world changing around themAva is the daughter of the resistance leader known as the hidden flower of Mars she is struggling in her own journey on this space station trying to keep herself alive and out of the enemies hands The only problem is she isn't sure any which ones are the enemies and often feels she's better off left alone The only problem No one wants to leave her aloneIt's a fast pace story and well written it doesn't or didn't snag me and keep me gripped but I'm a very picky science fiction reader so I say give it a go you may like it so than I did

  9. says:

    This is a very interesting concept I enjoyed how Campbell set up his debut novel as it is fast paced and shrouded in mystery We meet Seth Jenna and Ava around the same time but Ava has something to hide something big The chapters alternate back and forth between the characters as they go their separate ways and the world around them begins to crumble as Grass Valley is attacked by Martians Campbell really sets up his novel well explaining the different space stations and the people that live there; it’s ingenious really and learning about the characters’ world was vastly interesting While I did really enjoy the premise of the novel I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that Ava eventually disappears from the story completely leaving the reader in the dark much too soonTo read my full review 115

  10. says:

    This book is a great little read Actually like 45 stars than just 4 The only reason not a 5 being a few instances of awkward phrasing at the outset But once the author hit his stride it was a believeable romp reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles Fast moving and compelling you are engaged from the first page The characters are well fleshed and relateable the sibling relationship authentic The author even tugs at your emotions with a robot who is human than machine The setting was incredibly real and the science solidly grounded and plausible If you crave adventure and want to escape to a space station in the future this is the book for you Well done Mr Campbell I can't wait to read your next

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Nowhereville [PDF / EPUB] Nowhereville After his mother's death sixteen year old Seth Bradley chooses to leave behind his friends his school and his entire life within the rusted broken down space station Ticonderoga With his sister Jenna After his mother's death sixteen year old Seth Bradley chooses to leave behind his friends his school and his entire life within the rusted broken down space station Ticonderoga With his sister Jenna in tow he sets out to join a father he barely knows in the orbital city of Grass Valley a monument to human achievement floating three hundred miles above the Earth He's never seen the open sky before Never seen a robot either until he meets Anne a strange uiet shopgirl that no one ever seems too bothered to notice Ava Morales is a girl with a mysterious and violent past The soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Mars sing praises to her name but to her family she is a terrible secret She is considered a terrorist by the Allied Nations of Earth but to others still she's nothing than a troubled teenager on her way to becoming a permanent resident of the Grass Valley prison system When Grass Valley is caught in the crossfire of an all out war between Earth and Mars Seth Jenna and Anne must work together to survive as they find themselves trapped in a world that is literally crumbling around them Meanwhile Ava unexpectedly finds herself alone and finally free in a chaotic hostile city torn apart by conspiracy and fear A city where maybe she has a chance to finally live in peace A city in ruins lost to the blackness of space A city with secrets all its own.

  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • Nowhereville
  • Sean Campbell
  • 22 July 2016
  • 9781463613914

About the Author: Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell began writing at the age of fourteen and it was a complete disaster A sample Beavis Butthead script earned him a spot in the Greenville Fine Arts Center’s FilmVideo program where he finished his first feature length screenplay at the tender age of sixteen By day he’s a mild mannered Broadcast Operations Technician at a local television news station but by night he writes nov.