"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
From the Publisher
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.