Star Dragon

Star Dragon

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Baker & Taylor
The discovery by an interstellar probe of a mysterious alien dragon made of the very essence of stars sends Captain Lena Fang, exobiologist Samuel Fisher, and the rest of the crew of the Karamojo on a difficult journey to SS Cygni, a world some 250 light years from Earth, to uncover the truth about the star dragon. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The SS Cygni probe sent back hours of video, captured by the Biolathe AI, but only a few minutes mattered--the four minutes that showed a creature made of fire, living , moving, dancing in the plasma fire of the double star's accretion disk. A dragon made of star stuff, so alien that only a human expedition to observe and perhaps capture it, could truly understand them.

It's a perilous journey into the future, however, for SS Cygni is 245 light- years from Earth, and even though only two years' subjective time will pass on board the Karamojo, the crew will return to an Earth where five hundred years have passed. Captain Lena Fang doesn't care--she has made her life on her ship, where her best friend is the ship's AI. Samuel Fisher, the contract exobiologist,doesn't care, either. He is making the voyage of a lifetime and in the small world of the Karamojo he will have to live with the consequences of his obsessive quest for knowledge. The rest of the small crew--Axel Henderson, the biosystems engineer; Sylvia Devereaux, the beautiful physical sciences expert; and Phil Stearn, the ship's jack-of-all-trades--have their own reasons for saying good-bye to everyone they have ever known. As the Biolathe AI said, uncertain five hundred- year round trips don't attract the most stable personalities, but somehow they'll have to learn to get along with each other, if they're to catch their dragon and come home again.

For at the end of the journey is the star dragon--a creature of fire with a nuclear furnace for heart. The crew of the Karamojo--human and AI alike--will risk everything to capture it, and it will take all their technology, all their skill, and more courage than they knew they had, to come home alive.


Blackwell North Amer
The SS Cygni probe sent back hours of video, captured by the Biolathe Al, but only a few minutes mattered - the four minutes that showed a creature made of fire, living, moving, dancing in the plasma fire of the double star's accretion disk. A dragon made of star stuff, so alien that only a human expedition, to observe and perhaps capture it, could truly understand it.
It's a perilous journey into the future, however, for SS Cygni is 245 light-years from Earth, and even though only two years' subjective time will pass on board the Karamojo, the crew will return to an Earth where five-hundred years have passed. Captain Lena Fang doesn't care - she has made her life on her ship, where her best friend is the ship's Al. Samual Fisher, the contract exobiologist, doesn't care either. He is making the voyage of a lifetime and in the small world of the Karamojo he will have to live with the consequences of his obsessive quest for knowledge. The rest of the small crew - Axel Henderson, the biosystems engineer; Sylvia Devereaux, the beautiful physical sciences expert; and Phil Stearn, the ship's jack-of-all-trades - have their own reasons for saying good-bye to everyone they have ever known. As the Biolathe Al said, uncertain five-hundred-year round-trips don't attract the most stable personalities, but somehow they'll have to learn to get along with each other, if they're to catch their dragon and come home again.
For at the climax of the journey is the star dragon - a creature of fire with a nuclear furnace for a heart. The crew of the Karamojo - human and Al alike - will risk everything to capture it, and it will take all their technology, all their skill, and more courage than they knew they had, to come home alive.

Baker
& Taylor

The discovery by an interstellar probe of a mysterious alien dragon made of the very essence of stars sends Captain Lena Fang, exobiologist Samuel Fisher, and the rest of the crew of the Karamojo on a difficult journey to SS Cygni to uncover the truth about the star dragon.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765307583
0765307588
Branch Call Number: SF Brotherton, M 2003
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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