Iris

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A small, disaffected group of artists, scientists, and software developers in route to Titan , the crew of Deepstar was seeking escape, isolation, and refuge when Iris wandered into the solar system. Now curiosity and wonder are drawing the star travelers to the mysterious gas giant and its hospitable moons--for here lies their long sought dream of a new home and future. But an alien space-going vessel--unimaginably ancient yet astonishingly still operational--has been left behind on the surface of one of Iris's ...
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Overview

A small, disaffected group of artists, scientists, and software developers in route to Titan , the crew of Deepstar was seeking escape, isolation, and refuge when Iris wandered into the solar system. Now curiosity and wonder are drawing the star travelers to the mysterious gas giant and its hospitable moons--for here lies their long sought dream of a new home and future. But an alien space-going vessel--unimaginably ancient yet astonishingly still operational--has been left behind on the surface of one of Iris's oribitn satellites by a strange and unknown culture. And the extraordinary artifact is pointing the colonist toward an even more remarkable discovery awaiting them on Iris itself; something deadly, inconceivable....and alive.

"The fiction of William Barton and Michael Capobianco is always remarkable.(— Kevin J.Anderson)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It is 2097, and mankind has developed Comnet, ``the ultimate networking system,'' which plugs human minds into existing information processing and retrieval networks. Lured by utopian impulses, which are shaped by the peculiar intimacy afforded by Comnet, 10 misfits on their way to a settlement on Neptune's moon Triton veer off to colonize one of the moons of Iris, a newly discovered planet beyond Pluto. There they experiment with new forms of relationships and with the direct and unmediated sharing of memories, but struggle with sexual jealousy, fear and love. Just as the story is about to grind to a dead halt with their trite discovery that humans are humans wherever they live, they find an alien spacecraft frozen into the heart of another of Iris's moons. Barton ( Hunting on Kunderer ) and first-time author Capobianco's speculations about technology are of far greater interest than the banal psychological and sociological insights proffered at every turn by their self-conscious, prolix exiles. (Feb.)
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Determined to be the first humans to explore the gas giant Iris, the adventure-seeking crew of the spaceship Deepstar face unexpected challenges on the surface of Iris's most hospitable moon. Unsympathetic characters and gratuitous sex mar an otherwise well-narrated sf adventure. For large sf collections only.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380730384
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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