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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, and Sunborn. The first three Chaos books are available on Smashwords with all-new Afterwords, featuring the author's reflections on the writing of these novels.
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 http://www.writesf.com.
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on Sep. 24, 2016 :
Seas of Ernathe takes place at a time when the art of Star Rigging has been lost to humanity and they're left to navigating Flux Space with mechanized probability probes. (Sailing a ship through Flux Space is akin to shooting white water rapids. Imagine kayaking and leaving the navigation to an auto-pilot, to get an idea what the loss of Star Rigging means.)
A compound derived from plankton that thrives only on the planet Ernathe may be the key to humans regaining the ability to pilot Rigger Ships. But the indigenous population (the Nale'nid) has begun interfering with the human colonists harvesting operation, and no method of communicating with them has been successful.
Seth Perland must find a way to establish a dialogue before the two sides enter into an all-out war. While Seth is on a mission to contact the indigenous people, a Nale'nid woman, Lo’ela, and her brothers abduct Seth giving him the opportunity he needs. But immersing himself in their way of life could cost him his humanity.
This first book of the Star Rigger Universe is a shining jewel marking the way into an intriguing, thought provoking series. I highly recommend this anyone who loves great science fiction.
(reviewed 57 days after purchase)