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Publisher Comments:

In a novel that challenges our expectations at every turn, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy sweeps us into the future as only he can imagine it. Here is a thrilling odyssey of discovery and adventure aboard a ship of exiled rebels coming of age in an eternity that may be a lot shorter than anyone ever guessed.Brash and idealistic, they were rebels without a cause in a world governed by science, reason...and immortality. Banished for their troubles to the starship Newhope, they now face a bold future: to settle the worlds of Barnard’s Star. Now King Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui, former prince of the Queendom of Sol, together with Captain Xiomara “Xmary” Li Weng and her lover, first mate Conrad Mursk, face a perilous voyage with thousands of their fellow exiles. The journey will last a century, but with Queendom technology it’s no problem to step into a fax machine and “print” a fresh, youthful version of yourself. But what this crew of rebels will find is far from the paradise they seek. Before long, their optimistic young colony has started to show signs of strain. And worst of all, death itself has returned with a vengeance.

Synopsis:

Banished from a world governed by science, reason, and immortality, a group of exiled rebels embarks on a century-long voyage to settle the worlds of Barnard's Star, but they soon discover that the new colony is far from a paradise as they suddenly find themselves coping with the return of death. Original.

About the Author

Wil McCarthy, after ten years of rocket science with Lockheed Martin, traded the hectic limelight of the space program for the peace and quiet (ha!) of commercial robotics at Omnitech, where he works as a research and development hack.

He writes a monthly column for the SciFi Channel's news magazine (www.scifi.com/sfw), and his less truthful writings have appeared in Aboriginal SF, Analog, Interzone, Asimov's Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, and various anthologies. His novel, Bloom, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Further biographical and bibliographic information at: www.sff.net/people/wmccarth

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553898521
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Author:
McCarthy, Wil
Author:
Wil McCarthy
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040302
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Lost in Transmission
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Product details 384 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553898521 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Banished from a world governed by science, reason, and immortality, a group of exiled rebels embarks on a century-long voyage to settle the worlds of Barnard's Star, but they soon discover that the new colony is far from a paradise as they suddenly find themselves coping with the return of death. Original.
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