Sunborn [NOOK Book]

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This ebook contains a new afterword by the author!

With a plot inspired by chaos theory, fully realized characters, and plenty of twists and turns, this exciting hard SF adventure will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

John Bandicut and several aliens and artificial intelligences have been thrown together by a force greater than themselves to prevent cataclysmic disasters on an interstellar scale. Now, before they can take a break after ...

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Overview

This ebook contains a new afterword by the author!

With a plot inspired by chaos theory, fully realized characters, and plenty of twists and turns, this exciting hard SF adventure will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

John Bandicut and several aliens and artificial intelligences have been thrown together by a force greater than themselves to prevent cataclysmic disasters on an interstellar scale. Now, before they can take a break after a world-saving mission, they are pulled into a waystation that is being threatened by highly destructive gravity waves.

The waves are part of a much larger problem. Something is causing stars to become unstable and go prematurely nova—they're being murdered. When the waystation is destroyed by the gravity waves, Bandicut and his crew barely escape on a jury-rigged ship. Their destination is a star nursery in the Orion Nebula, where sentient stars are being driven to destruction by an artificial intelligence bent on remaking the cosmos in its own image.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The long-anticipated fourth entry in Carver's Chaos Chronicles (after 1996's The Infinite Sea) is space opera at its most agreeably and classically science fictional. Someone or something is plotting murder on an interstellar scale, and a small company of exiles led by human John Bandicut may be the galaxy's only chance of salvation. The prospective victims are sentient stars living in the Orion Nebula; half the challenge is simply opening communications. Luckily, Bandicut's allies and sponsors include robots, "noncorporeal symbiotes" and the incredibly ancient multidimensional entity Deeaab. With such a large cast and a parallel plot involving a threat to Earth itself, character development is necessarily sketched broadly. Some may find the narrative overly stage-managed, but Carver skillfully rotates viewpoints and weaves the choreography directly into the plot. This installment is a cut above the earlier books and will be entirely accessible to any reader who appreciates high-powered stellar and n-dimensional physics blended with old-school space-faring. (Nov.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429942195
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Chaos Chronicles, #4
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 65,047
  • File size: 486 KB

Meet the Author

JEFFREY A. CARVER's most recent novel, Eternity's End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. He's written more than a dozen novels, including his critically acclaimed novelization of Battlestar Galactica. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.


Jeffrey A. Carver's novel Eternity's End was a finalist for the Nebula Award. The author of more than a dozen novels, he lives in Arlington, MA.
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  • Posted October 24, 2012

    A great read!

    I have read all four books in the Chaos series and have found them to be delightful reading. The series follows the adventures of a group of futuristic "Musketeers" out to save the universe only they are not really sure what it is they are supposed to do, and how they are to do it. It is well written and makes a great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Don't miss!

    I love the Chaos Chronicles series, and this book is the best one yet. It's a solid story, keeping up the non-stop pace of the previous three books but never repetitive. The author took me on a wonderful ride with his remarkable imagination--I could taste and see and feel these exotic places in deep space and time, riding along with the wonderful cast of characters (human, alien, robot, solar, energy beings...) It's not just adventure, there's a winsome loveliness to some of the characters, and deepening friendships and some intriguing new characters as well. I love that our hero Bandicut isn't just a magical superhero but someone who has greatness thrust upon him and does his best, depending on his friends even as they depend on him to lead. A real gem!

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  • Posted October 22, 2008

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    This is a superb outer space thriller

    Earthling John Bandicut is bone tired after being exiled from his home planet, saving his world and subsequently two others. World saving is a tiring vocation. He currently travels through interstellar space with other exiles including one residing inside his head; they are a band of aliens from all sorts of orbs. John looks forward to rest when they reach their destination, a space station in the Orion Nebula sector.<BR/><BR/>However, he and his cohorts soon learn of a pandemic conspiracy to eradicate the sentient stars residing in this part of space. Struggling with communicating with the intended victims, John and his friends put off R&R to prevent genocide at a time when his homeworld also faces a major threat.<BR/><BR/>This is a superb outer space thriller starring a misunderstood hero and his alien peers. The cast is vast so except for John none seem more than two dimensional yet those key players provide keen perspectives as point of view changes inside of the non-stop action. Jeffrey A. Carver returns to his Chaos Chronicles universe for the first in a decade with an exciting throw back science fiction thriller.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Recommended reading

    This was a great read, but you must read the first series 1 - 3 as this ia a continuation. Leaves you wondering what the next adventures will be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Terrific series - highly recommend

    Jeffrey Carver writes with imagination, fast action, vivid imagery and fully developed characters. The Star Rigger series was throughly entertaining and the Chaos Chronicles are even better. I highly recommend both series but also recommend starting from the beginning to get the full benefit of Carver's talent.

    Please Mr. Carver, don't make us wait so long for #5!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    Wonderful story! Could not put it down!

    I have read all four of the Chaos Chronicles and loved the stories as well as the characters. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    The Chaos Chronicles was great, fun and exciting.....but Sunborn?!?!

    The Chaos Chronicles was great, fun and exciting.....but Sunborn on the other hand I found very hard to get into. I found myself skipping paragraphs at times when the action changed just to keep the story going because it felt like the author was just trying to fill space and that it stopped the story dead. The Julie Stone chapters now, I found them to be more interesting then the main story line its self and I wont say too much but I did like the way that everything and everybody came full circle at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Scott's Too Short To Be Useful Reviews

    If you liked the first 3, this one won't change your opinion.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Too far gone.

    I found the first three books in the series interesting but this one was too far removed from humanity that relating to the characters and events was impossible. It was also too much to be asked to believe that an antogonist responsible for the destruction of stars and planets wouldn't have easily killed our heroes. I'm all for cosmic plots but at least make them somewhat believable.

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