Taken from his research on a moon of Neptune by representatives of an ancient civilization of intelligent machines that strive to preserve life in the universe, John Bandicut unwillingly learns a technology that helps him prevent Earth's destruction.
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Jeffrey A. Carver's most recent novel, Eternity's End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. He has written more than a dozen novels, including his critically acclaimed novelization of Battlestar Galactica. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.
Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's birthday honors for services to drama.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.Review:
''[A] promising series kickoff about an astronaut exploring the surface of Neptune's moon, Triton, Carver masterfully captures the joy of exploration...[a] love story combines amusingly with an unlikely case of xenophobia, and a fiery conclusion sets Bandicut up for further adventures...[a] fine rendering of difficult scientific concepts.'' --Publishers Weekly
''[A] captivating opener to a...series incorporating the emerging science of chaos theory...Carver has created yet another electrifying scenario as well as a winning combination in Bandicut and the sometimes vulnerable yet super intelligent quarx. First-rate entertainment.'' --Booklist
''Jeff Carver is a hard sf writer who gets it right -- his science and his people are equally convincing. Neptune Crossing combines his strengths, from a chilling look at alien machine intelligence, to cutting-edge chaos theory, to the pangs of finite humans in the face of the infinite. If you like intriguing ideas delivered in an exciting plot, this is your meat.'' --Gregory Benford, astrophysicist and Nebula Award-winning author
''A complex and believable protagonist -- an ordinary man rising to extraordinary circumstances -- and an alien presence that is at once convincingly strange and deeply real. I'm really glad to have read this one.'' --Melissa Scott, author of Wind Raker
''A roaring, cross-the-solar-system adventure of the first water. The kind of stuff that made us all love science fiction.'' --Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of Coming Home
''The author of Dragons in the Stars and The Infinity Link excels at exuberant storytelling as he explores the very real day-to-day problems of playing host to an internal guest. Hard-science aficionados will delight in the story's focus on chaos theory; general sf fans will appreciate the adventure and mood.'' --Library Journal
''One of the very best things Carver has written, a traditional adventure filled with mystery and wonder and featuring a likable and believable protagonist thrust onto a stage for which he is ill prepared.'' --Science Fiction Chronicle
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