Eternity's End

Eternity's End

by Jeffrey A. Carver

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Overview

The Flying Dutchman of the stars! Rigger and star pilot Renwald Legroeder undertakes a search for the legendary ghost ship Impris--and her passengers and crew--whose fate is entwined with interstellar piracy, quantum defects in space-time, galactic coverup conspiracies, and deep-cyber romance. A stand-alone Star Rigger novel, and an excellent starting point for readers new to the Star Rigger Universe. A Nebula Award finalist, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.

Original print publication by Tor Books. DRM-free epub edition. Updated edition (26 May 2011) includes some corrected formatting; the text is unchanged from the previous edition.

Review Quotes:

"A mesmerizing tale of human perseverance and courage under pressure that updates the legend of the Flying Dutchman." --Library Journal

"True love, cognitive dissonance, divisions among the enemy, ambitious schemes, another mission--this one deeper than anyone has ever gone before into the substrata of the Flux--and a final resolution that leaves the reader both breathless and satisfied." --Analog SF

"Carver never runs out of new plot twists to keep the reader coming back for more." --The Washington Post

"Jeff Carver's Eternity's End is a fast-moving high-space epic of complex intrigue, desperate action, and romantic love, set in the daringly imagined far-future universe of his more-than-human star-riggers and the cosmic flux where they fly." --Jack Williamson, author of Terraforming Earth

"One of the few hard SF writers whose characters are as interesting as the deep science." --Melissa Scott, author of Dreamships and Trouble and Her Friends

"High adventure in the wonder-filled depths of space with characters you'll remember long after you finish reading the last page." --Joan D. Vinge, author of The Snow Queen

"If you think by reading Kim Stanley Robinson and Stephen Baxter and Greg Egan that you're catching all the best in current hard SF, you're not: Carver belongs not just on that list, but at the front of it." --Robert J. Sawyer, author of Flashforward and The WWW Trilogy

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012052919
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Series: Star Rigger Universe , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 229,758
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn.
A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at Learn more about the author and his work at

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Eternity's End 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Curyll More than 1 year ago
This book took me to a wonderful realm of imagination--the starships remind me of stories of clipper ships, and the mix of fantastic with political intrigue, rescue, mystery, even some romance made a great story. It moves at breathtaking pace, but with gorgeous descriptions and a sense of wonder. I was really sad when I finished reading--I want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a super great awsome inexpensive waste of time that I couldn't stop reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book, solid, entertaining and it fires the imagination. but don't pick it up unless you have a weekend to spend reading it cause you won't be able to put it down
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good read; interesting characters and plot. The plot, if a little contrived, is kept moving and I had a hard time putting the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blown away by the free offering and plan to start reading the star rigger series right away.
FinleyNinian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must admit I was a little sceptical at the beginning about the whole 'Flying Dutchman .. in Space!"-thing. But it had a nice cover, the "magnus opus" stamp, and I wanted to try another one from the author, after having fun with the "Chaos Chronicles"-series. And true enouth, it started a little .. heavy, at least for my taste. Our hero is, for a time, in a really hopeless looking situation. And then it gets step by step worse. Still it builds engagement, I guess, because it gripped me and I couldn't really stop reading.I don't want to give too much spoilers, so let me just say the assumption that the author is usually (ultimately) nice to his characters saved me in the middle of the book, when the suspense would have killed me otherwise. Its a correct assumption, by the way. But that is all I am saying.Your mileage may vary, but I found a very _very_ skillful balance between giving subtle hints about the developments in advance and keeping me unsure what will happen next. In the end I was quite fascinated. I could summarise the plot in very few words, and it would sound very silly indeed. Instead let me say that I think it's a very skillful remix of stories and settings that could have easily gone wrong. And some will probably think that it did.Don't expect high literature, realistic drama, or serious, "hard" science fiction. If you want a crazy, silly ride with an ending, that I really, really should have seen coming (but didn't), then that book might just be for you :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot, dialogue and character development. Highly recommend!
Westcliffe_Babs More than 1 year ago
WOW! Eternity's End is an amazing roller coaster ride of hard sci fi, space opera, piracy, intrigue, danger, romance, alien culture, and more. I recommend reading earlier books in the Rigger Universe first, to get oriented to this universe, but it is a stand-alone novel. I have enjoyed every Jeffrey A Carver book that I have read, and highly recommend them. I was sad when the story ended. If you like sci fi, you will enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carver has earned a position among the syfi Masters with this book. This is how syfi is supposed to be. Would love to see the movie! This was the first of his books I have read but Now I am a fan forever.
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