Slow Train to Arcturus

Slow Train to Arcturus

by Eric Flint, Dave Freer
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Slow Train to Arcturus by Eric Flint, Dave Freer

Make Tracks to the Stars!

0 Ye civilized of Earth: send forth your outcasts, your primitive throwbacks, your religious fundamentalists, your sexual separatists—and heck, you can even toss in your totalitarian crackpots in the bargain. Pack them all in sealed habitats, rocket them into space, and pronounce good riddance to those lunatics, oddballs and losers!

But if you happen to be an alien explorer stranded on that ship and looking to find a way home Well then, your one chance lies in seeking out the true iconoclasts in a sea of nutcase societies—for verily, it is only the absolutely original and terminally weird who shall inherit the stars!

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148364061
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 498,034
File size: 800 KB

About the Author

Eric Flint is the author of the New York Times best seller 1634: The Galileo Affair (with Andrew Dennis)—a novel in his top-selling "Ring of  Fire" alternate  history series. His first novel for Baen, Mother of Demons, was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. His 1632, which launched the ring of Fire series, won widespread critical praise, as from Publishers Weekly, which called him "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major measure." A longtime labor union activist with a master's degree in history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.

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A Slow Train to Arcturus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Scuzzzy More than 1 year ago
I love anything written by Dave Freer! Dave had me hooked from the first when I read Pyramid Scheme years ago. Dave is one of those rare writers that can write in many different styles and Genres, from Humor to Hard Science Fiction. Slow Train to Arcturus falls into the latter category, however, it is not a dry read. It is a true page turner of the finest kind! Mr. Freer weaves humor and hard science effortlessly together in this tale from the mankind's distant future. It is an excellent read, and I too agree with Mr. Freer, we need to get back to exploring space, Up close and personal like!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the humongous weird looking vessel entered their system, leaders of planet Miren become concerned. They send a ship filled with scientists and other researchers to investigate the encroaching craft with its strange massive bubble-like habitats.----------- Upon entering an orb, humans inside attack the alien visitors from Miren. Most of the outsiders are killed as they are not soldiers and the ship's residents are insane berserkers. Miren xenobiologist Kretz escapes the slaughter by entering a different biosphere containing other humans, friendlier but unhelpful as they do not have the means to get him to his vessel. Kretz realizes quickly to get back to his ship and eventually Miren, he must pass through several of these contained circular environments filled with humans at different stages of development many hostile towards his species.------------ This is a fun often humorous outer space opera. The story line is hyper fast and filled with non stop action, but that is a two edged sword because the plot never goes deep into the various groups that the Miren meet or the purpose of the multi habitat spacecraft. Still this is an engaging tale with the neat twist of the humans entering the alien specie sector with hostility that pulp space opera fans will enjoy.--------------- Harriet Klausner