Permanence

Permanence

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A gripping saga follows young Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact, a civilization centered around remote brown dwarf stars, as she escapes from her brutal brother in a single-person aircraft and stumbles upon an ancient alien starship, which she claims for herself, while interstellar war erupts all around her. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Young Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact -- a civilization based around remote brown dwarf stars -- is running for her life from her bullying brother, Jentry, who has stolen her family inheritance and threatens to sell her into slavery. Fleeing in a shuttle spacecraft from the sparsely populated and austere comet-mining habitat she has lived in her whole life, she spots a distant, approaching object, and stakes a legal claim to it. It is not the valuable comet she hoped for but something even more wonderful, an abandoned Cycler starship.

Since the discovery of a faster-than-light drive, unfortunately operable only between larger stars, the Cycler Compact civilization has gradually dwindled. It's much cheaper for the star-based civilizations of the new Rights Economy to bypass the stops that can't be made with the new technology, and the civilizations of the brown stars are gradually sinking into anarchy and chaos. It has been decades since the last Cycler ship passed anywhere near the system in which Rue grew up. Her discovery unleashes a fury of action, greed, and interstellar intrigue as many factions attempt to take advantage of the last great opportunity to revitalize-and perhaps control--the Compact.

This is the story of Rue's quest to visit and claim this ship and its treasures, set against a background of warring empires, strange alien artifacts, and fantastic science. It is a story of hope and danger, of a strange and compelling religion, Permanence, unique to this star-faring age, and of the rebirth of life and belief in a place at the edge of forever.


Blackwell North Amer
Young Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact - a civilization based around remote brown dwarf stars - is running from her bullying brother, who has threatened to sell her into slavery. Fleeing in a shuttle spacecraft from the sparsely populated and austere comet-mining habitat she has lived in her whole life, she spots a distant, approaching object, and stakes a legal claim to it. It is not the valuable comet she had hoped for but something even more wonderful, an abandoned Cycler starship.
Since the discovery of the faster-than-light drive, unfortunately operable only between larger stars, the Cycler Compact has gradually dwindled. It's much cheaper for the star-based civilizations of the new Rights Economy to bypass stops that can't be made with the new technology, and the worlds of the brown stars are gradually sinking into anarchy and chaos. It has been decades since the last Cycler ship passed anywhere near the system in which Rue grew up. Her discovery unleashes a fury of action, greed, and interstellar intrigue as many factions attempt to take advantage of the last great opportunity to revitalize - and perhaps control - the Compact.

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& Taylor

Follows Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact as she escapes from her brutal brother and stumbles upon an ancient alien starship, which she claims for herself, while interstellar war erupts all around her.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765303714
076530371X
Branch Call Number: SF Schroeder, K 2002
Characteristics: 447 pages ; 24 cm

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