The Wrong Stars

The Wrong Stars

by Tim Pratt

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Overview

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857667090
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Series: Axiom , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 177,468
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.

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The Wrong Stars 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well paced. Fleshed-out characters that you can care about. Both near AND far future in one story. Some interesting tech from an advanced race. I especially loved the same gender romance that was believable and sweet. I suppose it deserves 4 stars for what it is and set out to be. I gave it 3 because I prefer more serious, epic, hard science in my SyFy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basic story line, but a fun quick read. It will be interesting to see where it goes!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
The+first+half+is+briskly+moving+and+entertaining+bur+not+especially+deep.+Eventually+it+reaches+a+deeper%2C+larger+turning+point+that+is+more+satisfying%2C+before+retreating+somewhat+to+some+rushed+action+and+perfunctory+conclusions.+One+annoyance+is+the+timeline+for+Sebastien%27s+storyline+makes+no+sense+as+described.+%0A%0AAlmost+a+4+out+of+5%2C+but+not+quite.+The+relationships+were+fine%2C+if+sparsely+described.++The+characterizations+were+vague+and+simple%2C+but+okay+and+get+a+little+better+as+the+story+proceeds.+%0A%0AThere+are+a+few+very+intriguing+seeds+for+future+installments%2C+and+despite+my+caveats+I+am+looking+forward+to+them.+
SciFiGuyDM More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting premise. Too many anachronisms and sociopolitical fussing for a future setting for me which distracted from the plot.