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Alphanauts by [Clarke, J. Brian]

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"Clarke, the author of a number of published stories and the novel The Expediter (DAW 1990), is a very amiable writer, with a nice ear for conversational speech, which makes his characters, whom we don't really know, seem quite real." - David Mead, New York Review of Science Fiction.

"Throw in some cyborgs, an artificial intelligence, alien creatures, and a few other plot twists and you have an exciting if sometimes a bit over the top adventure story" - Science Fiction Chronicle

"Fans of science fiction in general and those with a special interest in new world adventures will find Alphanuats a satisfying read." - The Bookwatch

"Brian Clarke is a master storyteller of considerable originality and ability who in "Alphanauts" takes his readers on a true and highly recommended science fiction epic from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review

"This is a fairly straightforward adventure tale, a bit of a page turner that any fan of old fashioned Science Fiction should enjoy. Recommended." - Ronald Hore, cm magazine

"Clarke has written a page turner with scientist-heros as conflicted as any human but with practicality and compassion from the Golden Age of SF. An excellent read that I hope will encourage more books by this author." - Pam Allan, ConNotations

"This is a first-rate planetary colonization story with lots of science. Engineers and scientists will enjoy this book; so will everyone else who likes good, interesting writing." - Paul Lappen, Dead Trees Reviews

"...an insightful look at colonization and life on other planets--one I'd recommend to others." -Lisa Ramaglia, Scribes World

"This tale is reminiscent of Golden Age stories of interstellar exploration." - Cheryl, booksnbytes.com

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After being away from Earth for more than three years, space travelers can no longer live on their home world because of the mind destroying condition known 'Earth Allergy Syndrome'. These travelers are, in fact, forced to become citizens of the galaxy.

Alphanauts follows the adventures of a small band of these men and women on Genser's World, an earth-like planet of Alpha Centauri. Along the way they meet the degenerate descendants of another space-traveling species and their intelligent ‘catbird’ symbiots, two ancient cyborg intelligences, and a malevolent computer intelligence which must be destroyed before it evolves into a form that will inevitably annihilate everything they have worked so hard to build.

And, as if the colonists have not enough troubles, they are also forced to deal with a threat from their own kind; a second and much larger group of refugees from a ruined Earth who, within the tunnels and chambers of their asteroid-ship, plan a fascist utopia on the new world.


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  • File Size: 998 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing; 1 edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009O5H70I
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