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Jigsaw

Jigsaw

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by Douglas Smith
     
 

Aurora Award Finalist

Humans are just beginning to explore the outer reaches of our solar system when the wormships are discovered outside the orbit of Pluto. Abandoned? Lost? Or left to be found? Found with charted wormholes in Sol System. Found with incredibly ancient yet perfectly functioning Wormer technology. Five years later, humanity

Overview

Aurora Award Finalist

Humans are just beginning to explore the outer reaches of our solar system when the wormships are discovered outside the orbit of Pluto. Abandoned? Lost? Or left to be found? Found with charted wormholes in Sol System. Found with incredibly ancient yet perfectly functioning Wormer technology. Five years later, humanity is exploring the stars.

But right now, Cassie Morant, ship geologist on the Johannes Kepler wormship, wishes that she was back on Earth in her tiny apartment, lost in one of her beloved jigsaw puzzles. Because that perfect Wormer technology is perfect no more. Something has gone wrong. The Kepler’s orbit is decaying, and Cassie has less than twenty-four hours to solve a planet-sized, eons-old puzzle—or the entire crew will die. Cassie’s good at puzzles, but this one has a piece missing. A big piece.

Now Cassie has one last chance to save the ship and the man she loves. But time’s running out…

Science fiction, space

"...a fun romp." —Publishers Weekly

"...reawakened the child in me who loved to watch Star Trek characters solve the problems of mysterious races on faraway worlds. It's a nicely done puzzle-story, with a clever solution..." —Nancy Fulda

"A clever story whose protagonist is as reliant on her innate curiosity and fondness for puzzles as her intelligence. It provides added depth that one can miss in short fiction." —Tangent Online

"…reads very, very well in the traditional derring-do of sf adventures … shows the scope of the author's range and another favorite of mine in Chimerascope (A+)" —Fantasy Book Critic

"A darkly amusing look at what can go wrong when humans use alien technology they don't fully understand." —infinityplus

"Fast-paced...with a clever puzzle." —Tangent Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148144373
Publisher:
Douglas Smith
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." --Library Journal"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." --Charles de LintDouglas Smith is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction published in thirty countries and two dozen languages.He has won Canada's Aurora Award three times and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.Doug's book length works include:THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Lucky Bat Books, 2013) - Urban fantasy novelCHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) - Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies AwardIMPOSSIBILIA (PS Publishing, 2008) - Finalist for the Aurora AwardLA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) - Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob MoraneIn 2010, an independent film producer released a multi-award winning short film based on Doug's story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." Films based on his stories "A State of Disorder" and "Memories of the Dead Man" are also in the works.Website: smithwriter.comTwitter: smithwrtrSELECTED REVIEWS"Smith's writing, evocative yet understated, gracefully brings to life his imagined realms." -- Quill and Quire *Starred Review*"Smith paints his worlds so well that you are transported within a paragraph or two and remain in transit until the story ends." --Broken Pencil, The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts"Echoes of Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and Clive Barker haunt the halls of Smith's work, but the end result is completely original, and always enthralling." --Cory Redekop"Douglas Smith is an extraordinary author whom every lover of quality speculative fiction should read." --Fantasy Book Critic"Smith is definitely an author who deserves to be more widely read." --Strange Horizons"I've yet to read a work of his that wasn't beautifully written, but more than that, his stories resonate with a deep understanding of the human condition as well as a characteristic wry wonder... Stories you can't forget, even years later." --Julie Czerneda, award-winning author and editor"An ambitious and adventurous new writer." --Gardner Dozois, author and editor"Smith is a master of beginnings ... some of the most well-crafted hooks you'll find anywhere: deft introductions to the characters and their not-quite-familiar worlds packed into just a sentence or two that draw the reader in. As for the endings ... Smith's tendency is to forego the shocking twist for endings that feel satisfying and right, a trade-off that I'll take any day." --Canadian Science Fiction Reviews

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