Dog Star

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For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles. More
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About Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, Sunborn, and now The Reefs of Time and its conclusion, Crucible of Time.

A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at

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Reviews of Dog Star by Jeffrey A. Carver

BobbieDR reviewed on July 16, 2022

Very well-written. I especially enjoyed the banter between the dog and Jake, which made me laugh several times. The story also was informative scientifically, but still was easy to comprehend and visualize.
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David H. Keith reviewed on May 25, 2012

A well-written yarn, this -- articulate, intelligent, and captivating. Carver writes in the tradition of masters like Azimov, Heinlein, or Bradbury -- even his spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. That alone is a wonderful relief in this day of semiliteracy, textspeak, and just plain laziness that passes for writing.

I used to have a white labrador retriever that I named Sam. In his case, it was an acronym for Stupid-Arsed Mutt, which he very happily lived up to. Eminently lovable, but dumb as dirt. After meeting Carver's Sam, I'm going to have to rethink that.

I look forward to reading more of Carver's work.

David H. Keith
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