Dark Orbit

Dark Orbit

Book - 2015
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"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. "--
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780765336293
Branch Call Number: SF GILM
Characteristics: 303 pages

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BlacknightDH Apr 26, 2016

This book is well written and has a good plot but i found it very hard to read because of the constant theoretical physics. If you are one that likes that sort of read then this is for you.

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sat7
Feb 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this. Well written intelligent concepts and prose. Well done.

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JON MANN
Sep 22, 2015

Agonizingly didacatic; slow moving plot with monotonous characters. WSkip this unless you are blind, or have a quantum ontological obsession inconclusive philosophical meanderings.

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8francesco
Sep 07, 2015

absolutely brilliant!

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