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Journey to a quarantined planet in this "entertaining, fast-moving, and thoughtful" science fiction novel (S. M. Stirling). On th... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Journey to a quarantined planet in this "entertaining, fast-moving, and thoughtful" science fiction novel (S. M. Stirling). On the outskirts of the Ayne Sector sits Pock's World. Years ago, humankind settled the planet. Now, it might or might not have been infested by humanoid aliens, hidden amongst the populace, waiting to interbreed and use humans as incubators for their parasitic spawn. Five people are chosen to travel to the quarantined Pock's World to find out whether it should be sterilized of all life--a ruthless priest, a scandal-seeking reporter, an ambitious politician, a bureaucrat, and a questionable billionaire. Each has his or her own agenda as to what they wish to find on that distant planet. Instead, they discover the unexpected--a web of deceit, love, politics, and religion. With very little time left, there don't seem to be any simple answers in the complicated universe of Pock's World. From the celebrated author of Portal of a Thousand Worlds and the Seventh Sword series, this is a suspenseful adventure from Dave Duncan, who "has produced one excellent book after another" (Locus).



Autorentext

Dave Duncan, born in Scotland in 1933, is a Canadian citizen. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. Duncan moved to Canada in 1955, where he still lives with his wife. He has three grown children and four grandchildren. He spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist and is the author of dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement, and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter of Troy, which he published under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin. Under the name Ken Hood, Duncan is the author of the Longdirk series, which includes Demon Sword, Demon Knight, and Demon Rider. In the fall of 2007, Duncan's 2006 novel, Children of Chaos, was nominated for both the Prix Aurora Award and the Endeavour Award. In May 2013, Duncan, a 1989 founding member of SF Canada, was elected a lifetime member of the organization by his fellow writers, editors, and academics. His website is www.daveduncan.com.



Zusammenfassung
Journey to a quarantined planet in this entertaining, fast-moving, and thoughtful science fiction novel (S. M. Stirling). On the outskirts of the Ayne Sector sits Pock's World. Years ago, humankind settled the planet. Now, it might or might not have been infested by humanoid aliens, hidden amongst the populace, waiting to interbreed and use humans as incubators for their parasitic spawn. Five people are chosen to travel to the quarantined Pock's World to find out whether it should be sterilized of all life--a ruthless priest, a scandal-seeking reporter, an ambitious politician, a bureaucrat, and a questionable billionaire. Each has his or her own agenda as to what they wish to find on that distant planet. Instead, they discover the unexpected--a web of deceit, love, politics, and religion. With very little time left, there don't seem to be any simple answers in the complicated universe of Pock's World. From the celebrated author of Portal of a Thousand Worlds and the Seventh Sword series, this is a suspenseful adventure from Dave Duncan, who has produced one excellent book after another (Locus).

Produktinformationen

Titel: Pock's World
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EAN: 9781497634534
ISBN: 978-1-4976-3453-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Open Road Integrated Media
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Veröffentlichung: 01.04.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.0 MB