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Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Jeffrey A. Carver
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When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.

Appeared in print from Tor Books. DRM-free ebook edition.

One of the best SF novels of the year — Science Fiction Chronicle

"Jeff Carver is a hard sf writer who gets it right—his science and his people are equally convincing. Neptune Crossing combines his strengths, from a chilling look at alien machine intelligence, to cutting-edge chaos theory, to the pangs of finite humans in the face of the infinite. If you like intriguing ideas delivered in an exciting plot, this is your meat." —Gregory Benford

"Masterfully captures the joy of exploration." — Publishers Weekly

"Reveals an alien encounter brushing hard against a soul, and takes us from there to the far reaches of the cosmos, all with the sure touch of a writer who knows his science. Jeff Carver has done it again!" —David Brin

"A complex and believable protagonist—an ordinary man rising to extraordinary circumstances—and an alien presence that is at once convincingly strange and deeply real. I'm really glad to have read this one." —Melissa Scott

"A roaring, cross-the-solar-system adventure of the first water. The kind of stuff that made us all love science fiction." —Jack McDevitt

"One of the very best things Carver has written, a traditional adventure filled with mystery and wonder and featuring a likable and believable protagonist thrust onto a stage for which he is ill prepared." — Science Fiction Chronicle

"High-octane space adventure: mystery, humor, theoretical physics, and one of the more interesting SF aliens you've likely encountered in a long while." —Allen Steele

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 533 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 383 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Starstream Publications; Édition : 2 (5 septembre 2010)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00422LGW8
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 excellent 20 février 2014
Par eric
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bon bouquin, donne envie de lire les suivants, le personnage principal est bien, je vais lire les autres livres de cet auteur
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Fresh... a page-turner 2 septembre 2003
Par IHiJump - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is the second Jeffrey Carver book I've read. The first was Infinity Link with wich I wasn't too impressed... but thought it had potential.
I came across Carver's collection in our local library and picked up Neptune Crossing with the hopes I might have a good series to read. I wasn't disappointed.
The fact is, different people expect different things from a sci fi book. To me, Neptune Crossing never ceased to be interesting. There weren't side stories that bored you... it was "in your face" throughout and I found myself glued to the book. Carver developed a believeable character in John Bandicut and placed him in a position we'd all like to be in... he had to save humanity.
This book is a great read. It gives you a glimpse into our potential future with the computer. I highly recommend it.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 reviewing honestly as wish others would 31 décembre 2011
Par Goldwave - Publié sur Amazon.com
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first I want to say that this may seem harsh but I am frustrated at wasting my leisure time on poorly written books....

This is tedious and seemed to copy multiple ideas I recall from numerous other sci fi novels that I have read over the years. Indeed I began to wonder whether I had already read this in the past because is seemed so familiar. But checking the date I realized that was not so. In any event it is very cliched and predictable.

My main frustration follows. I decided to plow through to the end for two reasons. First is because I have dumped many books like this partway through lately for the same reasons and heck I just wanted to find a decent read and hoped if I kept going it might get better. It did not. Second is a trend I really hate which is the badly handled cliff hanger ending. Writers note that not all of you equate with JRR Tolkein and your forced efforts to milk out a wimpy story across multiple tomes is misguided.

I feel that I wasted time on this and therefore want to alert others who might view things from the same perspective. I would say that if you are still bored about a third of the way through then you can safely just set it aside. Otherwise you may enjoy it.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Sooky la la protagonists don't do it for me 12 avril 2013
Par Tghu Verd - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I really wanted to like "Neptune Crossing" but John Bandicut, the main character, is such a listless sad sack that it was all too hard. And the alien quarx that takes up lodging in his mind is not much better. Possibly, if we had any detail of the viewpoints from other characters to pull the focus away from Bandicut and his inexplicable "silence fugue" this might have been all right, but really, "Neptune Crossing" is an unrelenting dirge as Bandicut shows no real nous for heroics, or God save us, even common sense.

The basis for the plot is fine - alien guardian seeks daring human to selflessly save planet Earth from calamity. But Carver's execution is frustrating, and even more so because there is a good story here trying to get out.

Nothing much happens for way too long, and when it does happen you just want to jump into the novel and give Bandicut a good shove to make him actually do something...anything...of his own volition. Instead, Bandicut just gets angry and then depressed and then lurches into lacklustre action at the urging of the quarx (and sometimes that is literally because the quarx takes him over to get things done). And the quarx, a representative of a billion year old race that saves civilisations from disaster, is strangely unable to explain much of anything so Carver doesn't even give us some interesting science to spice things up. Instead, we get platitudes about a chaos theory too complicated for Bandicut to understand but trust us because we'll save the day...even though we're too inept to intervene before it's so late in the day there is a good chance we'll fail. (And the less said about Carver's "strong intuition" of how a mine is run the better.)

Basically, the science is lame, the main two characters limp and the action lethargic.

Which leaves me unsure who to recommend "Neptune Crossing" to. I'd think that those new to sci-fi might enjoy it because the plots/themes will be new as well. But there are better novels to be had and even reading a free Kindle version made me annoyed for the time I wasted completing it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Must Read 22 juillet 2000
Par netkat - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I disagree with many of the reviews here. I think this is a great book, because Carver is a good storyteller. The three books in this series (soon to be a fourth) are interesting due to the characters and the universe they inhabit. It reminds me of the Roche World Series (Robert Forward), somewhat Heinleinesqe, and yet it is all his own. I think you will find books two and three in the series are a bit better, but this first novel will get you interested!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Book -- Read this and the Sequels 22 janvier 1998
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This book combines hard sci-fi with a bit of humor to create an interesting story. Keeps you interested and wanting for more, which is provided in the sequels. Maybe alien "inhabitation" of human minds isn't so bad after all...
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