Oort: Visitation on Ice [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Jacobite comet is coming back after a two hundred year absence.

Riding on it should be an antiquated probe. The device was deployed on the comet's last pass, so just like the comet it hasn't been seen for two hundred years.

The probe was meant to begin transmitting when it entered the solar system. But no signal came.

The lack of a radio signal is enough to put off the scientific community, who believe ...

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Oort: Visitation on Ice

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Overview

The Jacobite comet is coming back after a two hundred year absence.

Riding on it should be an antiquated probe. The device was deployed on the comet's last pass, so just like the comet it hasn't been seen for two hundred years.

The probe was meant to begin transmitting when it entered the solar system. But no signal came.

The lack of a radio signal is enough to put off the scientific community, who believe that the probe must have been destroyed. But the private sector isn't so sure. Several businesses join forces to organize a salvage mission.

Now two astronauts are on their way to intercept the comet and see with their own eyes exactly what befell the rusty old relic.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011436314
  • Publisher: Nicholas Sheffield
  • Publication date: 7/24/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 949 KB

Meet the Author

Nicholas Sheffield grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has a long history of work in the Information Systems sector. He and his wife Simone have six children.


Double Dragon published his first work, Overlanders, in 2004. The novel revolves around a group of friends whose utopian existence is put at risk when they’re thrust into the archaic and dangerous cities of the overlands.


Sheffield’s writings are generally set in, or around, the Earth, and employ a plausible use of technology. Therefore many of the popular science fiction themes, such as time travel and alternative dimensions, never appear in his works.


The concepts that form the spine of each story are often as important as the main narrative. They’re not always held up to the spotlight, but tend to be woven quietly into the background.


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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    It was a good story and I learned a bit more about comets than I knew before. Be sure to read what he writes about comets after the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2011

    Another good story

    Another strange tail to add to the bookshelf. Didn't see the end coming, which is always a good thing!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Cool short story

    This author has a few good short stories on B&N. My favorite was the animus one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Highly recommended

    You could just imagine what those guys were going though. Love those deflating endings!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Nice story

    Nice story. I liked the end. Does sound like a plausable end if we'd have the technology to send a mission like that to a comet!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Good

    Good

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Well researched

    Good to see some thought going into this short story.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Very good

    This author never fails to come up with new surprises!!

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Like :)

    Good short story with a twist i n the tail!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2011

    entertaining read

    nicely done story & some interesting info/facts over comets

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