Neptune Crossing [NOOK Book]

Overview

The moment John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes forever. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission"to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for an unwitting Earth's survival. Volume 1 of the acclaimed series The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.

When survey pilot John Bandicut falls into a cavern on Triton, his life ...

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Neptune Crossing

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Overview

The moment John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes forever. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission"to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for an unwitting Earth's survival. Volume 1 of the acclaimed series The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.

When survey pilot John Bandicut falls into a cavern on Triton, his life changes forever, and for an alien quarx, one hundred trillion years of solitude suddenly come to an end. The quarx can predict catastrophic events, but cannot prevent the cometary collision that threatens to devastate the Earth. Hurtling across the solar system in a stolen ship, Bandicut can only hope.

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Editorial Reviews

Carl Hays
With works such as "The Infinity Link" (1986) and his popular Star Rigger novels, Carver won acclaim as a master craftsman of compelling hard science fiction. This captivating opener to a new series incorporating the emerging science of chaos theory should keep that reputation flourishing. John Bandicut is a reclusive survey technician for a mining operation on Neptune's mineral-rich moon, Triton. He is still suffering the psychological fallout of a broken neurolink to the ubiquitous computer, the datanet, when his land rover pitches him into an underground cavern. There, Bandicut establishes mental contact with an unseen alien entity that identifies itself as a quarx--nicknamed Charlie for convenience--and Bandicut as its newly adopted host. While struggling to keep Charlie's presence a secret from his coworkers and tap back into the datanet, Bandicut is irrevocably drawn into the quarx's ultimate, altruistic mission--to save Earth from certain destruction by a wayward comet. Carver has created yet another electrifying scenario as well as a winning combination in Bandicut and the sometimes vulnerable yet superintelligent quarx. First-rate entertainment.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011105678
  • Publisher: Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Publication date: 9/9/2010
  • Series: Chaos Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 15,788
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn. The first three Chaos books are available on Smashwords with all-new Afterwords, featuring the author's reflections on the writing of these novels.A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at writesf.com.For a complete guide to Jeffrey A. Carver's ebooks, visit:starrigger.net/ebooks.htm
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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    A good start...

    Imagine you meet an alien. Now imagine the alien is in your head? Now imagine the alien tells you that you and he have to save the Earth which happens to be a couple of billion kilometers away. All this and you are trying to win the girl too. I found this book to be quite the page turner and definitely worth the effort to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Recommend

    Well written, interesting tale. Even tho this is book one in a series, it tells a complete story and doesn't end in a major cliff hanger -- I hate those kind of series.

    I definitely want to read the next book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Engaging and enjoyable

    A fast-paced read with a believable lead character and an entertaining plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Great read

    Totally enjoyable and well-written book. I'll definitly be tracking his other books now that he has gotten me addicted to his great writing ability!

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Original

    SciFi with a likeable protagonist, some odd and fun twists and an interesting plot.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Sci Fi at its best.

    It is a wonderfully written series. I had to read them all.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    good read

    great for latenigft relaxing

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