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"When people talk about good hard SF -- rigorously extrapolated but still imbued with the classic sense-of-wonder -- they mean the work of Edward M. Lerner, the current master of the craft. InterstellarNet: Enigma is Lerner's latest gem, and it's up to his usual excellent standards; a winner all around."
-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues
For a bit more about the story, read on.
Humanity once feared that we might be alone in the universe. Now we know better. And we’ve learned there are worse things than being alone ...
Joshua Matthews has the opportunity to write the definitive history of InterstellarNet. In that history he plans to focus attention on the improbability that an interstellar community even exists. But somehow, returning home from the party thrown to celebrate his good fortune, he has lost a month of his life. Everyone is certain he’s been on an epic bender. And so, rather than promoted, he is disgraced, unemployed, and unemployable ...
Firh Glithwah, leader of the Hunter clan Arblen Ems, schemes to liberate her people from two decades of ignominious internment and isolation on a remote moon of Uranus. And in the process to take vengeance against their human oppressors ...
Reporter Corinne Elman and United Planets intel agent Carl Rowland, each in their own way, remains scarred and haunted by the bloody fiasco that was the Hunter invasion of the Solar System ...
And none of them suspects that their tribulations have only begun, or that their lives will entwine -- across time and space -- to confront the InterstellarNet Enigma.
Yes, InterstellarNet: Enigma stands alone ... but if you're curious about the series, check out the InterstellarNet series page on my website. Or merely these few words from the longtime editor of Analog:
“Edward M. Lerner’s InterstellarNet is one of the most original and well-thought-out visions of an interstellar civilization I’ve ever seen.”
-- Stanley Schmidt, Author of Argonaut
Intrigued? Of course you are :-) Feel free to click through to Amazon for IE in print, IE as an ebook, or (if you're not ready for a big commitment) IE the ebook serial, part 1.
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Edward M. Lerner
Official release date: June 30, 2015