The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)

The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)

by Jeffrey A. Carver

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BN ID: 2940011969270
Publisher: Starstream Publications
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Series: The Chaos Chronicles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 96,043
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn.
A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at Learn more about the author and his work at
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The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it! Then, read book #4 - Sunborn. I absolutely loved reading these books and I'm looking forward to book #5 - The Reefs of Time. Be careful though. If you only like conventional stories and you don't like to stretch you imagination, then these books are not for you. There's nothing wrong with that...I'm just saying that you have to really understand and like sci fi to enjoy these books. To those who do, I highly recommend this series!!!! Jeffrey Carver is a seriously heavy sci fi writer. This series is shockingly imaginative and completely original. The writing style is fast-paced and action packed, especially after the first half of the first book. From then on it's nonstop action. It's fun to read. You'll feel relieved when the action stops a little so the characters can rest. It felt like I was resting, too. The story and the characters, including the robots, remain very well-developed throughout all four books. Likeable fellows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Chaos Chronicles ranks up with, if not topping, Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" series as well as Arthur Clark's "Rendezvous with Rama." It is page-turning good writing that engages the reader through all 2785 pages. Lots of narrative detail, but not so much you find yourself muttering "...get on with it...." Not the greatest literature of the genre, but very satisfying and professional writing.
Murasake More than 1 year ago
Chaos Chronicles has it all-engaging characters, wonderfully interesting alien settings and cultures, and a really exciting story. This as all the fun of a good space opera, with a deeper story that will make you think. Highly recommended!
RonnieColeinger More than 1 year ago
As a science fiction author who writes under the pen name of Ronnie Coleinger, I found The Chaos Chronicles to be one of the best works I have read in ages. The character development was fabulous and I quickly formed images in my mind of each character as the story unfolded. I even found that reading Jeffrey's work took precedence over the completion of my own work in progress. Well done! Ronnie Coleinger
Curyll More than 1 year ago
Love these books. Kept me reading and enjoying from start to finish. The author really keeps up the pace, I loved the characters, I even made myself slow down so I could savor the story and make it last. Each book is really fresh and different from the others but continues the story. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series; thank goodness it's already out.
rkbush More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, I was hooked. I related to the characters, laughed out loud, and even cried at times. Its rare to be able to escape, and become part of at story.
ChickJ More than 1 year ago
I have been a lover of Space Opera ever since I read the Skylark series and The Foundation series. This trilogy is the best SF space opera I have read in years. Jeffery A. Carver is hidden jewel of a writer. He knows how to write the wonders of SF and combine it with characters that you can fall in love with. Come and follow John Bandicut as he explores wonders of the universe that could be found only in Jeffery A. Carver's mind.
Hercamus More than 1 year ago
It starts with one bewildered and reluctant adventurer on a Quixotic adventure but by the end of the trilogy there are a group of would be Musketeers out on their "knights errand" to save the universe...if only they knew how they were going to do it...
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I am so glad I ran into this series surfing through sci fi books. Exciting, fun, scientific. Enjoy! Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The more I read of this book the more I am enjoying it. Carver is a talented if some what undisciplined writer. He seems to be uncomfortable with relationships but the story is good. I look forward to more from him.
Kevin Meyers More than 1 year ago
Looking at previous reviews, I'm obviously in the minority. But that's OK. I took advantage of this being temporarily only $1.99, and I'm glad I didn't spend any more. I'm a fan of true "hard" sci-fi, which to me partially requires a book being written for intelligent adults. I probably would have loved this when I was 13. Instead I found everything about it childish. Ugh. I finished it only because I hate NOT finishing a book. Poor writing, childish dialogue, predicable storyline. No thanks.
JWRyan-Boston More than 1 year ago
One of the dullest science fiction books I have ever read.  Stupid nicknames, a hero who keeps pining for the "girl back home", endless, pointless dialogue that doesn't advance the plot (which is minimal at best).  Not worth even 1.99 in my opinion. 
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good story, good characters, good science, excellent read. This story got off to a slow start, and goes way out there, but it is very good, one of the better Hard science fiction stories i have read in a long while.
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