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Chasing Cold
     

Chasing Cold

by Stephen Graham King
 

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On the tiny, frozen world of Frostbite, Rogan Tyso is the Mailmail, responsible for the communications array that keeps his home in contact with the other human Refuges scattered across known space. It has been a century since the Cluster--the great union of Earth-like colonies--fell to an alien race known only as the Flense, and human civilization has been reduced to

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On the tiny, frozen world of Frostbite, Rogan Tyso is the Mailmail, responsible for the communications array that keeps his home in contact with the other human Refuges scattered across known space. It has been a century since the Cluster--the great union of Earth-like colonies--fell to an alien race known only as the Flense, and human civilization has been reduced to an afterthought. Rogan's correspondence with Nathe Mylan, a man thousands of light years away, offers him both the possibility of a love he has never found, and a chance to work on a project that may help humanity escape the influence of the Flense for good.

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Publishers Weekly
This awkwardly paced debut introduces Rogan Tyso, a mailman living a cramped life on the frozen planet Frostbite, one of the few places humanity can huddle on after the alien Flense rip all Earthlike planets away from human control. A romantic pen pal on a distant world invites Rogan to join a secret research project that will change everything for humanity. As Rogan ships out aboard a supply starship on the long and meandering journey, the novel evokes golden-age SF with dated language such as “gravs at full power” and “ship’s chron” but never supplies the optimistic energy of the pulps. The sedate feel is exacerbated by Rogan complaining about “the monotony of space travel” as he visits the oceanic planet Flood, the volcanic Hellhole, and the overpopulated space station Tin Can. Older SF readers might enjoy the nostalgic vibe, but most will find it out of step with the modern genre. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983953166
Publisher:
Hadley Rille Books
Publication date:
04/13/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Graham King lives in Toronto, and is currently at work on his next novel, BLIND LUCK. His short stories have been featured in the Hadley Rille anthologies DESOLATE PLACES and RUINS METROPOLIS, as well as the anthology NORTH OF INFINITY II. He is also a survivor of metastatic synovial sarcoma, a struggle detailed in his memoir, JUST BREATHE.

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