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Synopsis : A young man grows up on a distant colonial planet that has been stranded for two hundred years, since the mysterious alien Godspeed Drive technology suddenly self-destructed. By the author of Cold as Ice.
From Kirkus Reviews: Far-future piratical quest/coming-of-age yarn by the author of Cold As Ice and Transcendence (both 1992), etc. Hundreds of years ago, all ships equipped with the faster- than-light Godspeed drive suddenly and mysteriously vanished, leaving planet Erin isolated and doomed to a slow decline. Now, a few spacemen in battered, disintegrating vessels still scour Erin's system for abandoned technology, volatiles, and other goodies. Then spaceman Paddy Enderton comes to stay with young Jay Hara and his mother; secretive Paddy somehow has acquired technology unknown on Erin, desperately fears pursuit by his former shipmates--and then dies just before they catch up with him. So Jay obtains Paddy's navigational device that hints at ancient treasures hidden in the Maze, the Erin system's huge asteroid belt. Wise old doctor Eileen Xavier sets up the necessary voyage; she and Jay join wily, ruthless captain Danny Shaker--whose crew turns out to be the same mutinous cutthroats from whom Paddy fled. Guided by Jay's device, they first discover a planetoid of girls bred and ruled by a computer; then, several murders later, a Godspeed drive ship that Shaker hijacks--only to disappear as mysteriously as the other Godspeed ships all those years ago. With Shaker's original ship a dead hulk, Jay must find another way to return to Erin with his discoveries. Passably diverting and involving--if you don't mind precarious plots and chirpy 16-year-old narrators. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titre : GODSPEED
Éditeur : Tor .
Date d'édition : 1993
Description du livre Tor Books 01/11/1993, 1993. État : used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780312853174
Description du livre Tor Books 01/11/1993, 1993. État : used-good. - This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780312853174
Description du livre Tor Books, 1993. État : Fair. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP87587392
Description du livre Tor Books, 1993. État : Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP7598461
Description du livre Tor Books, 1993. État : Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP11853391
Description du livre Tor Books. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2746834072
Description du livre Tor Books. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2773196953
Description du livre Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. N° de réf. du libraire G0312853173I4N00
Description du livre Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. État : Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. N° de réf. du libraire G0312853173I3N00
Description du livre Tor / Tom Doherty Associates, 1993. Hard Cover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Book club edition. Nice bright copy. 352 pp. Dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Heinlein. "On the isolated planet of Erin, young Jay Hara has grown up on dreams of space and legends of the fabled Godspeed drive, which once allowed humans to travel at translight speeds. After meeting Paddy Enderton, a seedy old spacer, Jay is drawn into a chase which carries him off the planet, into the asteroid belt and its tiny worldlets, and finally to the remnants of an ancient space station where the Godspeed drive may still exist. Along the way, Jay is at once awed and terrified of the piratical spacers who crew the ship, particularly the smooth-talking, ruthless captain, Daniel Shaker. Struggling to reconcile his admiration for Shaker with the man's evident viciousness, Jay eventually comes into his own as a spacer and an adult."Keywords: FICTION SCIENCE. N° de réf. du libraire 1302090