Phase Change (2180)

Phase Change (2180): New Captain Xiu-Li Chen leaves her starship SAS JAGUAR to discover what happened to the missing crew on board the drifting, empty science ship ROSALIND FRANKLIN. When armed raiders arrive to salvage the hulk, First Officer Commander Ecurba must take JAGUAR into harm’s way to protect his captain. Book 5 in the Spacer Series. More

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About B.B. Irvine

B.B. Irvine was born in New York City in 1959. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art N.Y. (1976 music), New York State University at Stony Brook (1980 B.A. liberal arts), and in 1982 received a certificate as a Physician Assistant from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He has worked in settings including emergency medicine, AIDS research, and addiction treatment in New York City where he lives. In 1994 he earned a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Grandmaster Richard Chun. His novels and screenplays evidence his knowledge of people and frequently weave medicine, science, history, romance, and martial arts into the action.

About the Series: Spacer Series
Follow the adventures and career of Xiu-Li "Mariposa" Chen from crewper to Captain as she and other humans venture forth into a sixty light year bubble of local space that will become the Human Sphere, once humans join the mysterious Assembly Of Sentients. Xiu-Li Chen and several friends and colleagues are instrumental to many of the pivotal events along the way, and must deal with all of the complex results afterward. She is one of only two survivors of the first actual "alien encounter" with another sentient intelligent species - and eventually she must not only negotiate with them, she becomes embroiled in their internal politics, along with her first officer Commander Ecurba, who has several of his own adventures as well.

Fleet service in space, in the best traditions of Pope, O'Brian, and Forester.

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Review by: Dan on Nov. 23, 2012 : (no rating)
I was hooked by the first book and just had to finish the series. Somehow I was caught up in Xui Li Chen's live and circumstances and needed to follow her adventures to the final chapter.

Thanks to B.B.Irvine for an unbounded imagination and a writing style that captivates the readers.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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