Synopses & Reviews
Melpomene Murray's concerns are those of any teenager: homework, friends, dates. But Melpomene lives on the Flying Dutchman,
an asteroid colony located thousands of miles from an Earth almost destroyed by disease, war, and pollution. She and her spaceborn classmates are humanity's last hope, and Mel's just starting to realize how heavy a responsibility that is. Her parents and teachers have trained her from birth to lead mankind into the future.
What they never realized is that Melpomene might have plans of her own...
"John Barnes carries us away the way Heinlein used to do it." --Orson Scott Card
"A real winner...that just may turn out to be a classic." --Amazing Stories
"His characters both live and fascinate...Orbital Resonance is the first book by John Barnes I have read, but from now on his work is going on my Read at Once and Reread Often lists." --Steven Brust
"Orbital Resonance took me back in the best kind of way--it is pos-def the kind of book I wasn't sure they wrote anymore." --Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine
"John Barnes convinces. He may well be the new writer on whom the mantle of Robert Heinlein falls." --Poul Anderson
About the Author
is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance
, A Million Open Doors
, Mother of Storms
, Earth Made of Glass
, The Merchants of Souls
, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber
and The Return
. He lives in Colorado.