On Sale: August 1, 2017
Featuring: Astrophysicist Reggie Straife
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Science Fiction Space Opera
With nods to Arthur C. Clarkeâ€™s Rama series, the real
science of Neal Stephensonâ€™s Seveneves, a touch of Hugh
Howeyâ€™s Wool, and told through echoes of Octavia Butlerâ€™s
voice, this is a powerful tale of space travel, adventure,
discovery, and humanity that unfolds through a series of
In 2088, humankind is at last ready to explore beyond
Earthâ€™s solar system. But one uncertainty remains: Where
do we go?
Astrophysicist Reggie Straifer has an idea. Heâ€™s
discovered an anomalous star that appears to defy the laws
of physics, and proposes the creation of a deep-space
mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural
phenomenon, or something manufactured.
The journey will take eons. In order to maintain the
genetic talent of the original crew, humankindâ€™s greatest
ambitionâ€”to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxyâ€”is
undertaken by clones. But a clone is not a perfect copy,
and each new generation has its own quirks, desires, and
neuroses. As the centuries fly by, the society living
aboard the nine ships (designated â€śConvoy Sevenâ€ť) changes
and evolves, but their mission remains the same: to reach
Reggieâ€™s mysterious star and explore its originsâ€”and
A mosaic novel of discovery, Noumenonâ€”in a series of
vignettesâ€”examines the dedication, adventure, growth, and
fear of having your entire world consist of nine ships in
the vacuum of space. The men and women, and even the AI,
must learn to work and live together in harmony, as their
original DNA is continuously replicated and they are born
again and again into a thousand new lives. With the stars
their home and the unknown their destination, they are on
a voyage of many lifetimesâ€”an odyssey to understand what
lies beyond the limits of human knowledge and imagination.
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