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THE DRY SALVAGES

Kiernan, Caitlin R.

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ISBN 10: 1596060069 / ISBN 13: 9781596060067
Published by Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:, 2004
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Kiernan. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 28749

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Title: THE DRY SALVAGES

Publisher: Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:

Publication Date: 2004

Edition: 1st edition.

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Like new hardcover with DJ. COLLECTIBLE FIRST EDITION. FORMER COLLECTOR'S COPY. BOOK LOOKS UNREAD AND LIKE NEW. Dust Jacket shows very minor rippling caused by slight tension from included clear mylar ARCHIVAL book jacket cover.

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An interplanetary expedition pays an unexpected visit to the dark side of science fiction in this gripping genre-jump by horror specialist Kiernan (Murder of Angels). In the 23rd century, Earth has just discovered signs of the first nonhuman civilization on Piros, a moon in a star system some 15 light years away. Extrasolar exopaleontologist Audrey Cather and three other crew members of the starship Montelius are dispatched to rendezvous with Gilgamesh, the exploratory ship that made the discovery, but when they make port they find that half the Gilgamesh crew has vanished on Piros while those on board are struggling with madness. Something has frightened the scientists to irrationality and driven at least one to spouting portentous passages from Blake's Book of Urizen. Suspense mounts excruciatingly as the crew of the Montelius hastens to Piros to confront the horror themselves. Echoes of other first-contact stories—from the transcendent 2001 to the paranoid gothic Alien cycle—reverberate through the narrative, setting the mood for an eerily unpredictable close encounter. Kiernan also draws on her training as a paleontologist for her rigorously plotted extraterrestrial environments. But this tale's focus is squarely on the human, and it asserts an authority that will convince readers of all tastes that "the alien" is a fundamental fear that can conjure primal horror out of a sophisticated SF setting.
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