InterstellarNet: New Order

InterstellarNet: New Order

by Edward M. Lerner

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InterstellarNet: New Order by Edward M. Lerner

The next chapter in Edward M. Lerner's InterstellarNet saga is a startling adventure of Second Contact, up-front and in-person. Humanity is about to discover that meeting aliens face to face is very different-and a lot more dangerous-than sending and receiving messages.

Good fences, said the poet, make good neighbors
... and interstellar distances made very good fences. Or so we thought ....
Earth and its interstellar neighbors have been in radio contact for a century and a half. A vigorous commerce in intellectual property has accelerated technical progress for all the species involved. Ideas, riding on radio waves, routinely cross interstellar space-almost like neighbors chatting over the interstellar back fence. But there is a way over, or under, or around, almost any fence. Sooner or later, when we least expect it, the neighbors, friendly or otherwise, are going to pay a call....
InterstellarNet: New Order chronicles the startling events of Second Contact, upfront and personal, as humanity discover that meeting aliens face to face is very different-and a lot more dangerous-than sending and receiving messages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981848754
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
Publication date: 09/26/2010
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

EDWARD M. LERNER toiled in high tech for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president. That work kept him mostly out of trouble—and where was the fun in that?—so in 2005, he began writing fiction full-time. Lerner’s novels range from near-future SF thrillers like Fools’ Experiments and Small Miracles—rich with meticulously realized emergent technologies and thoughtful looks at their implications—to far-future space epics. Ed is perhaps best known for his ongoing Fleet of Worlds series (written with Larry Niven). With the InterstellarNet series, Lerner has begun his own open-ended interstellar future history.

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Gregory Benford

“Edward Lerner takes us from a first SETI detection to full scale interstellar net economics, with thrills along the way. No one had thought through what a working interstellar net would be like. Lerner has the professional heft to make sense of it, tell a story, and make us care. Good stuff, told in clear, quick prose. A groundbreaking job!”--(Gregory Benford, author of Timescape)

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