Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident
in the asteroid belt has left two ...

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Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)

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Overview

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident
in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead.
There is no trace of their young son,
Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system,
the first manned mission to Pluto,
led by the youngest female astronaut in
NASA history, has led to an historic discovery:
there is a marker left there by an alien race
for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react.
Four hours later, the missing asteroid appears
in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez,
who has developed some alarming side-effects from his
exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna,
an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control
of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs,
and the race for interstellar space begins!

- The Interstellar Age -
Book 1 - Forbidden The Stars
Book 2 - Music of the Spheres
Book 3 - Worlds Away

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Jackson
Over the weekend, I finished Forbidden the Stars. The book lived up to all of my expectations.

It’s easy for a writer to get bogged down when writing science fiction. Some writers focus too much on the science and not enough the story. Others do the reverse. Valmore Daniels manages to maintain a balance between the two. It’s one of the things that made Forbidden the Stars a good read for me.
Matt Heckler
Forbidden The Stars is a perfect example of when multiple threads in a story can be woven together for excellent effect. It is not a straight space travel romp; it has a much bigger scope than that. There is some political intrigue, some subtle commentary, strong characterization, and an abundance of fun.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011072635
  • Publisher: Mummer Media
  • Publication date: 7/29/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,609
  • File size: 413 KB

Meet the Author

Valmore Daniels has lived on the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, and dozens of points in between.An insatiable thirst for new experiences has led him to work in several fields, including legal research, elderly care, oil & gas administration, web design, government service, human resources, and retail business management.His enthusiasm for travel is only surpassed by his passion for telling tall tales.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Recommend

    Interesting take on the Myans. Well written although the story does bog down a little towards the end. Still worth teading.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    ok read.

    not a bad read

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good story but needs editing

    Love the plot and characters tho character development pretty thin. Real problem are the pages of technical gibberish that add nothing to story. Almost gave up a few times in boredom but persevered just to hear the end of the story. Book seriously needs an editor to cut a forth or even a third of extraneous words and make this a great read instead of grueling.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Fantastic read

    Fantastic and thrilling read! Keep me rivetted and wanting more, can't wait until next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Good read,

    Great story with well developed charicters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Check it out!

    Riveted me to my chair from the start.
    An interesting presentation of greed versus compassion in a science fiction setting.
    I just keep reading... the intrigue is great!

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    Excellent Sci-Fi romp, superb character development and very bel

    Excellent Sci-Fi romp, superb character development and very believable setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Pretty good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Fast read

    A fun read. Good originality with some piggyback on an older theme. Yes some technical bog that does nothing. Worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Wonderful

    Good story, keeps moving and has very well made characters

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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    Recommend - check it out if you like sci-fi

    The book kept you glued to it. It ends in a way that it leaves you up in the air, though. The only down side is you feel the need to buy the next book to find out what happens next. There is a third book also in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    W Leon

    Not bad for free book. I may pay for next one just see what happens. Interesting twist on mankind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Pretty average read.

    Decent storyline. Author did a fair job. Will help pass time.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Good start on what appears to be a great series!

    I especially like the political-business-science dynamic

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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