The Ediacaran Invasion

The Ediacaran Invasion

by Craig DeLancey

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A fast ride through dizzying scientific extrapolations!

When Paleontologist Karen Regan discovers a machine in 550 million year old rock, she is shocked to discover it appears intact. She calls on her former lover, Steve Ryle, to supply his revolutionary microscopic robots to explore the interior of the device. With the help of an engineer, Daltry, the three of them discover more than they dreamed possible: the machine not only is still active, but it has been waiting to deliver a terrible message -- a message that cannot be heard, but must be experienced. A message that will transform each of them into something more -- or less -- than human.

How these three explorers react to the gift of the Ediacaran machine will determine whether the human race survives or perishes.

Praise for the "Ediacarian Machine" (which forms the first third of The Ediacaran Invasion, and was published in Analog Science Fiction) include:

"A very classic skiffy scenario. It has robotics, alien wonders, mysteries to be solved, exploratory adventures, and cosmic scope. It has ethical issues to be worked out. No one is an idiot or a villain, even when they don't agree. Fans should really like it. RECOMMENDED."
--Lois Tilton, writing in Locus


Short Novel
35,000 words

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158794131
Publisher: 496 Perfect Number Press
Publication date: 07/12/2017
Series: Dangerous Ideas , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 246,763
File size: 99 KB

About the Author

Craig DeLancey has published dozens of short stories, in places like Analog, Nature Physics, Cosmos, Zahir, Aboriginal, and the Mississippi Review Online. His story "Julie Is Three" won the Analog Anlab readers choice award for short story in 2012. His story "RedKing" appears in several of the Year's Best anthologies. His novel GODS OF EARTH is available now on 47North Press. He is the author of both the Predator Space Chronicles and the Dangerous Ideas series.

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