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Author Gilman, Carolyn, 1954-

Title Dark orbit / Carolyn Ives Gilman.

Publication Info. New York : Tor Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Science Fiction    SF GILMAN,C    DUE 09-17-19
Description 303 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "From Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder. Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest.Upon arrival, the team finds an extraordinary crystalline planet, laden with dark matter. Then a crew member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. Thought to be uninhabited, the planet is in fact home to a blind, sentient species whose members navigate their world with a bizarre vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions.Lost in the deep crevasses of the planet among these people, Thora must battle her demons and learn to comprehend the native inhabitants in order to find her crewmates and warn them of an impending danger. But her most difficult task may lie in persuading the crew that some powers lie beyond the boundaries of science. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction
Science fiction.
ISBN 9780765336293 (hardback)
0765336294 (hardback)
9781466827691 (e-book)

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