Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized. Fragment (Random House, ), is a science-based thriller by bestselling author and screenwriter, Warren Fahy. The novel focuses on a crew of young. Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by Jurassic Park. When members of the.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The studies will not only learn about the Hendersian wildlife but also find out how much of a threat it would pose to the world if any of it was taken to the mainland.

Intelligent life was a given, but I didn’t expect to find it so friendly. The inhabitants are very powerful and deadly, and the scientists have to decide what to do with their discovery of the island and the creatures. Henders Island is a fragment of an archaean supercontinent faht been isolated from the rest of the world for so long — think eons — that its indigenous life has evolved all on its own path.

Once things start to get predictably out of hand — a few leftover and very, very dangerous creatures from Henders Island having made their way into Maxim’s possession, just to add to the fun — a small team which includes two hopefully Lists with This Book. Really 2 and a half stars. Meanwhile, the scientists find that something, presumably the lichen-like structures, have started eating parts of StatLab using sulfuric acid.

The descriptions are awesome and they don’t go on forever and ever – like some authorsthe characters are great, the story is immersive As they dissect further, the specimen is revealed to have been pregnant, and babies emerge from the corpse to feed on the deceased parent. Not Enabled Tragment Wise: It appears that the whole story is going to be set with a ship full of reality show scientists and crew, who are obviously destined to explore the earren It started out well, with an interesting mock essay on the historic cycle of new species introduced into an environment that can take over, decimate the existing flora or fauna, and change that environment forever.


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Read this as soon as you’re ready for a roller coaster ride into a Jurassic Park land of bugs wraren of dinosaurs. I absolutely loved this book.

Not even Tom Clancy can bore me this much with facts and his page books are pages of set-up and military paraphernalia and 50 pages of action. Pound is given a tour of the compound in StatLab, and Nell explains about the creatures of the island.

Jun 13, Willa rated it liked it Shelves: In this bby Fahy’s writing really reminded me of Crichton’s, because his books had that same balance and blending of fact and fiction. I suspect it is probably what made me want to read it in the first place, and for the most part it feels like a squandered opportunity.

Fragment by Warren Fahy

Incidentally, it is the most dangerous life in the whole world, and most of the film crew who land on the shore are killed and eaten, but not before fwhy creature footage is broadcast throughout the world. But as I kept reading Fragment it began to differentiate itself. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Henders Island creatures have blue blood, are hermaphroditic, and many are born pregnant. The momentum comes to a full stop when the narrative suddenly becomes more interested in describing every new character in full reality show terms – their appearance and clothing in excruciating detail, their Personality Type.


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Cato release a mongoose into the jungle wearing a “critter cam” in an attempt to compare the Henders Island fauna to invasive fauna from different areas of the world. Henders Island is an adventure in itself, so read carefully and not before you go to bed. Get to Know Us. It’s that he grips it a little too tightly. With sagging ratings, the ocean exploration reality show SeaLife desperately needs a boost before the network fayy their one-year voyage short.

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Cato, Zero, Thatcher and Geoffrey as well as Cane, their driver, view the creatures of Henders Island, including a living hatchery that evolved to raise birds to feed other predators. And if you didn’t like Jurassic Park all that much warden for that first T.

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In some ways this novel was predictable. Beyond that, the caverns hold — behind thick glass windows — a whole new world of spectacular life-forms. Want to Read saving…. That’s all I wanted – after all, I loved Jurassic Park!