A SHIP FULL OF WORLDS, AND A BOOJUM.
John Bandicut faces a world of uncertainties. Having saved Earth from destruction, he is exiled to the edge of the galaxy--where he finds an unimaginably vast structure, peopled by refugees from countless doomed planets. Magellan-fish. Shadow-people.
Bandicut and his two robots must find their own way. But they are not long alone; others share a similar fate. With newfound alien companions Ik and Li-Jared--and the beautiful humanoid woman, Antares--Bandicut becomes caught up in a struggle to save another world: Shipworld itself.
The foe this time is not a rogue comet but a malicious AI dubbed the boojum. From the floor of a star-spanner factory, to the galactic melting-pot cities of Shipworld, to the frightening Tree of Ice, where control of Shipworld is centered, the boojum threatens to tear Shipworld apart. And it will likely succeed, if the new band of unlikely heroes can't find a way to stop it.
This second volume of The Chaos Chronicles continues the headlong tumble through the worlds of fascinating aliens and believable characters that are a hallmark of Nebula-nominated Jeffrey A. Carver.
"A dazzling, thrilling, innovative space opera." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Jeffrey A. Carver is the author of The Chaos Chronicles, including his recently published two-part novel, The Reefs of Time and Crucible of Time. He is also the author of the popular Star Rigger series, and the official Battlestar Galactica miniseries novelization. While his work explores the boundary between hard SF and space opera, his greatest love remains character, story, and a healthy sense of wonder. His Eternity's End was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Carver has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences to MIT. He lives in the Boston area. His website can be found at https: //www.starrigger.net.
"A dazzling, thrilling, innovative space opera...probably Carver's best effort to date." --Kirkus Reviews
"An irresistibly readable story line reinforced by fascinating speculative science. Readers who come this far will be hooked for the series' duration." --Booklist
"Carver's latest novel showcases his own fertile imagination and his talent for creating a host of engagingly sympathetic characters." --Library Journal
"Carver is at his rousing best in this wild ride into the heart of an enigmatic world beyond the Milky Way. This is science fiction out at the frontier. Maybe beyond the frontier." --Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi