The Enceladus Crisis: Book Two of the Daedalus Series

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Two dimensions collided on the rust-red deserts of Mars—and are destined to become entangled once more in this sequel to the critically acclaimed The Daedalus Incident.

Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: the first manned mission to Saturn. But there’s competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets ...

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Overview


Two dimensions collided on the rust-red deserts of Mars—and are destined to become entangled once more in this sequel to the critically acclaimed The Daedalus Incident.

Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: the first manned mission to Saturn. But there’s competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets deep under its icy crust. And back on Earth, Project DAEDALUS now seeks to defend against other dimensional incursions. But there are other players interested in opening the door between worlds . . . and they’re getting impatient.

For Thomas Weatherby, it’s been nineteen years since he was second lieutenant aboard HMS Daedalus. Now captain of the seventy-four-gun Fortitude, Weatherby helps destroy the French fleet at the Nile and must chase an escaped French ship from Egypt to Saturn, home of the enigmatic and increasingly unstable aliens who call themselves the Xan. Meanwhile, in Egypt, alchemist Andrew Finch has ingratiated himself with Napoleon’s forces . . . and finds the true, horrible reason why the French invaded Egypt in the first place.

The thrilling follow-up to The Daedalus Incident, The Enceladus Crisis continues Martinez’s Daedalus series with a combination of mystery, intrigue, and high adventure spanning two amazing dimensions.

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Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
The riveting but somewhat whiplash-inducing sequel to The Daedaelus Incident flips between an alternate 1798, where Napoleonic and English frigates battle in outer space, and 2134 stemming from our present, in which Lt. Cmdr. Shaila Jain is leading the first human survey of Saturn. A corporate Chinese ship is trying to beat the military there, only to discover something unpleasant in the ice of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. In 1798, Capt. Thomas Weatherby of the HMS Fortitude, who has “plumbed the jungles of Venus... tasted the ice of Europa, explored the mines of Mercury,” pursues a French ship to Saturn’s rings and becomes embroiled in a partisan struggle between rival factions of the alien Xan, some of whom are allied with the French. Split timelines with multiple characters make for a disorienting first half, but readers who stick with it will be rewarded with a uniquely imaginative science fantasy tale. (May)
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“The sequel continues the first novel’s mix of alchemy, intrigue, mystery, science fiction and high adventure into an entertaining package. Mike Martinez’s The Enceladus Crisis avoids some of the pitfalls that many second novels face by trying some new things, and giving us some new facets of his interesting universe. . . . A follow up that manages to improve on the first in significant ways.”
—SF Signal

"A lot to love here, especially in the sections of the novel set in 1798, with their odd combination of historical fiction and pulp SF."
—Stefan Raets, Tor.com

“Riveting . . . a uniquely imaginative science fantasy tale.”
Publishers Weekly

"Martinez set a high bar for himself in his debut novel; could his sophomore effort live up to the expectations it established? It has and then some. His characters and their relationships are even more fully flushed out, his dialogue, description of action (I love the first battle scene) and overall handling of the narrative is, if anything, tighter and better."
Joe's Geek Fest

"This is a smart, well-written and outstanding series; no sophomore slump here, Book Two is even more exciting than the first one."
The Qwillery

"This isn’t steampunk, okay? This is something new and unique and completely entertaining. Hard science fiction in one corner and Alchemy in the other. And the best part is when the worlds and characters come together (in both books) . . . you’re in for a wild ride.”
GeekDad

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597805049
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: Daedalus Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 619,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael J. Martinez is the author of The Daedalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis, the first two installments in the Daedalus trilogy. A journalist and professional writer by trade, Martinez lives with his wife and daughter in northern New Jersey.
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