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Cosmonaut Keep

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Matt Cairns is a 21st-century outlaw Programmer who takes on the shady jobs no one else will touch. Against his better judgment, he accepts an assignment to crack the Marshall Titov, a top-secret orbital station operated by the European Space Agency. But what Matt will discover there will propel him on an extraordinary and quite unexpected journey.

Gregor Cairns is an exobiology student and descendant of one of Terra Nova's first families. Hopelessly infatuated with a lovely young trader's daughter, he is unaware that his research partner, Elizabeth, has fallen in love with him. Together, Gregor and Elizabeth confront the great work his family began three centuries earlier-to rediscover the secret of interstellar travel.

Ranging from a gritty near-future Earth to a distant alien world, Cosmonaut Keep is contemporary science fiction at its highest level, a visionary epic filled with daring individuals seeking a place for themselves in a vast, complex, and enigmatic universe.

 
Cosmonaut Keep is a 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

Synopsis:

This opening novel of a "new future history" features two tales of mankind's first encounters with a mysterious alien civilization. Matt Cairns, a 21st century outlaw computer programmer, struggles to survive a politically turbulent near-future Europe. Three hundred years later, Matt's descendant, Gregor Cairns, makes a home for himself on a distant and exotic alien world.

About the Author

Ken MacLeod holds a degree in zoology and has worked in the fields of biomechanics and computer programming. His first two novels, The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal, each won the Prometheus Award; The Cassini Division was a finalist for the Nebula Award; and The Sky Road won the British Science Fiction Association Award and is a finalist for the Hugo Award. Dark Light continues the world of his fifth novel, Cosmonaut Keep. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765340733
Author:
MacLeod, Ken
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Author:
MacLeod, Ken
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Computer programmers
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Engines of Light
Series Volume:
1 of 3
Publication Date:
20020107
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by , This opening novel of a "new future history" features two tales of mankind's first encounters with a mysterious alien civilization. Matt Cairns, a 21st century outlaw computer programmer, struggles to survive a politically turbulent near-future Europe. Three hundred years later, Matt's descendant, Gregor Cairns, makes a home for himself on a distant and exotic alien world.
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