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Shipstar - Gregory Benford

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2015
ISBN: 9780765367129
Number Of Pages: 496

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Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize.

Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe.

About the Author

GREGORY BENFORD is professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Irvine. Benford is a winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, and the Nebula Award for his classic novel Timescape.

LARRY NIVEN is the author of the Ringworld series and many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

Industry Reviews

"The story is a solid adventure and entertaining speculation on the lives of alien creatures." "Booklist"" "The story is a solid adventure and entertaining speculation on the lives of alien creatures."--Booklist

ISBN: 9780765367129
ISBN-10: 0765367122
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 3rd March 2015
Publisher: TOR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 11.18  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.23

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