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A small, disaffected group of artists, scientists, and software developers en route to Titan , the crew of Deepstar was seeking escape, isolation, and refuge when Iris wandered into the solar system. Now curiosity and wonder are drawing the star travelers to the mysterious gas giant and its hospitable moons -- for here lies their long sought dream of a new home and future. But an alien space-going vessel -- unimaginably ancient yet astonishingly still operational -- has been left behind on the surface of one of Iris's oribiting satellites by a strange and unknown culture. And the extraordinary artifact is pointing the colonist toward an even more remarkable discovery awaiting them on Iris itself; something deadly, inconceivable....and alive.
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William Barton has worked with Michael Capobianco on four acclaimed sf novels: Iris, Fellow Traveler, Alpha Centauri, and White Light.
Michael Capobianco is the past president of the SFWA and the author of the novel Burster.From Publishers Weekly:
It is 2097, and mankind has developed Comnet, "the ultimate networking system," which plugs human minds into existing information processing and retrieval networks. Lured by utopian impulses, which are shaped by the peculiar intimacy afforded by Comnet, 10 misfits on their way to a settlement on Neptune's moon Triton veer off to colonize one of the moons of Iris, a newly discovered planet beyond Pluto. There they experiment with new forms of relationships and with the direct and unmediated sharing of memories, but struggle with sexual jealousy, fear and love. Just as the story is about to grind to a dead halt with their trite discovery that humans are humans wherever they live, they find an alien spacecraft frozen into the heart of another of Iris's moons. Barton ( Hunting on Kunderer ) and first-time author Capobianco's speculations about technology are of far greater interest than the banal psychological and sociological insights proffered at every turn by their self-conscious, prolix exiles.
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Book Description Eos, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0380730383
Book Description Eos, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0380730383
Book Description Eos, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110380730383