Starfire

Product Number: EB00735694
Released: Sep 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781626818842
Publisher: Diversion Books
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Description

A hero astronaut flies too close to the sun in this science fiction adventure from the author of Human Error, "a writer of real intelligence" (The Washington Post). After a solar flare accident in orbit, Travis is a hero: the first astronaut to bail out of a spacecraft and live. NASA, however, had advised against the bailout-and as punishment for violating orders, Travis is grounded on earth, never to fly again. Then comes Starfire, an experimental spacecraft that could be capable of interstellar flight. Travis fights a desperate political battle to become a crewmember, and his go-it-alone attitude makes for some rough going. Starfire's planned maiden voyage is to land on an asteroid that is heading toward a close loop around the sun, stay long enough to explore, then return to Earth by way of a gravity boost around Venus. But during the mission, disaster strikes again: the ship is hit by a huge solar flare and must take shelter in the shadow of the asteroid, even while falling ever closer to the sun. The aim of the mission now becomes desperate survival . . . "A terrific novel, I heartily recommend it." -Orson Scott Card "A writer of science fact as well as fiction, Preuss has won a reputation for his believable depiction of advanced technology and the people who toil at it. That's the case once again in this near future story." -Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): Paul Preuss
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2015

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