The Well of Stars

The Well of Stars

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Baker & Taylor
Recovering from the events of Marrow, the captains of the planets-sized Ship discover that they are heading into an unknown territory within a giant opaque nebula known only as the Ink Well, where they encounter a mystical entity whose recycling powers threaten the Ship's entire population. 12,500 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
An epic high-concept hard-SF sequel to Reed's major novel Marrow.

In The Well of Stars, Hugo award-nominated author Robert Reed has written a stunning sequel to his acclaimed novel Marrow. The Great Ship, so vast that it contains within its depths a planet that lay undiscovered for generations, has cruised through the universe for untold billions of years. After a disastrous exploration of the planet, Marrow, the Ship's captains face an increasingly restive population aboard their mammoth vessel.

And now, compounding the captains' troubles, the Ship is heading on an irreversible course straight for the Ink Well, a dark, opaque nebula. Washen and Pamir, the captains who saved Marrow from utter destruction, send Mere, whose uncanny ability to adapt to and understand other cultures makes her the only one for the job, to investigate the nebula before they plunge blindly in. While Mere is away, Pamir discovers in the Ink Well the presence of a god-like entity with powers so potentially destructive that it might destroy the ship and its millions.

Faced with an entity that might prevent the Ship from ever leaving the Ink Well, the Ship's only hope now rests in the ingenuity of the vast crew . . . and with Mere, who has not contacted them since she left the Ship...

With the excitement of epic science fiction adventure set against a universe full of wonders, the odyssey of the Ship and its captains will capture the hearts of science fiction readers.


Holtzbrinck
An epic high-concept hard-SF sequel to Reed's major novel Marrow.


Blackwell North Amer
The Great Ship, so vast that it contains within its depths a planet that lay undiscovered for generations, has cruised through the universe for untold billions of years. After a disastrous exploration of the planet Marrow, the Ship's captains face an increasingly restive population aboard their mammoth vessel.
And now, compounding the captains' troubles, the Ship is heading on an irreversible course straight for the Ink Well, a dark, opaque nebula. Washen and Pamir, the captains who saved Marrow from utter destruction, send Mere, whose uncanney ability to adapt and to understand other cultures makes her the only one for the job, to investigate the nebula before they plunge blindly in. While Mere is away, Pamir discovers in the Ink Well the presence of a godlike entity with powers so potentially destructive that it might destroy the ship and its millions.
Faced with an entity that might prevent the Ship from ever leaving the Ink Well, the Ship's only hope now rests in the ingenuity of the vast crew...and with Mere, who has not contacted them since she left the Ship.

Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765308603
0765308606
Branch Call Number: SF Reed, R 2005
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 24 cm

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