Neptune Crossing

Neptune Crossing

by Jeffrey A. Carver

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Overview

When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission-to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End-with an afterword by the author.

One of the best SF novels of the year -Science Fiction Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611385625
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 12/12/2015
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Carver is the author of numerous SF novels, including the ongoing Chaos Chronicles. Equally popular are his Star Rigger stories, including the Nebula finalist Eternity's End. While his work is usually called hard SF, his greatest love remains character, story, and a healthy sense of wonder.

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This is high-octane space adventure!

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Jeff Carter is a hard sf writer who gets it right.

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Neptune Crossing 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
MarylandBill More than 1 year ago
Imagine you meet an alien. Now imagine the alien is in your head? Now imagine the alien tells you that you and he have to save the Earth which happens to be a couple of billion kilometers away. All this and you are trying to win the girl too. I found this book to be quite the page turner and definitely worth the effort to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, interesting tale. Even tho this is book one in a series, it tells a complete story and doesn't end in a major cliff hanger -- I hate those kind of series. I definitely want to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!  It was slow in the beginning but soon it kept me advancing the screens quickly in anticipation.  It is reminiscent of 2001 A Space Odyssey at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Felt a little to short but it eas a good distraction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast-paced read with a believable lead character and an entertaining plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyable and well-written book. I'll definitly be tracking his other books now that he has gotten me addicted to his great writing ability!
ClaraSelene More than 1 year ago
SciFi with a likeable protagonist, some odd and fun twists and an interesting plot.
resqme232 More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderfully written series. I had to read them all.
moon-mullins More than 1 year ago
great for latenigft relaxing
Dadbrazelton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, a good story line without any conclusions. I am really tired of authors who are only interested in selling their next book instead of writing a 'good' book.
tcgardner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I thought the premise of an alien symbiont was interesting, it was just not well executed. The alien(s?) were just too human too quick. You know a killer asteroid is good, but killer aliens is better. I could just not get into this book.Cannot recommend.
reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bizarrely physcological Space Opera. But an interesting premise fairly well carried out.John Bandicut is a nethead and a pilot. When a freak accident and poor nanotech destroys his nethead links, he's demoted to shuttle driver for the mining company he works for. They are searching (and finding) the ice of Triton (Neptune's moon) for remnants of alien metalurgy. However losing his nethead links has left John a little spaced out at times. Lost in remorse for his missing universe, and without any family or personal ties to keep him grounded. So far he's managed to avoid the authorities finding out about his problem. Until it manifest mid survey, and he comes to several miles off route, with his rover about to sink through Triton's ice into a cavern underneath. Here John meets the Translator. An odd super advanced aline machine capable of many localised miracles. It's purpose is to provide help to upcoming sentients in case of major crisis. John finds he has about fifty days to try and save Earth from an impact with a really major comet.The pacing was pretty fast, allowing little time for much world building. I'd have liked to know a bit more about John's world
VinnyL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book frustrating because not enough happens in it to justify its total number of pages, let alone a sequel! Carver had an interesting idea and then stretched it out into a series. This malady is almost common in modern science fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not classic but leans to the adventurous side.
ljparker2983 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasted time reading this book only to find it a boring, dragging story that goes no where. Obviously the author wants you to buy into later stories with an implied conclusion sometime in the future. Don't bother unless you like reading nothing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story! Enjoyable reading, moves along at a good pace and then.......what next?
wallymountz More than 1 year ago
I didn't care for the main character when I started reading this, but by two-thirds of the way through the book, I developed quite an attachment. Certainly this plot is out of the ordinary.
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I actually fell asleep while reading into the first few chapters, but i soon fell into the story and could not stop reading the book. As soon as i read the last line than i immediately purchased the second book, this is a good, fun, interesting read you will not be disappointed. Now i am off to find out what strange new adventure will unfold for "Bandi"!
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