Orbital Resonance

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1992 - Fiction - 245 pages
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Melpomene Murray's concerns are those of any teenager: homework, friends, dates. But Melpomene lives on the Flying Dutchman, an asteroid colony located thousands of miles from an Earth almost destroyed by disease, war, and pollution. She and her spaceborn classmates are humanity's last hope, and Mel's just starting to realize how heavy a responsibility that is. Her parents and teachers have trained her from birth to lead mankind into the future.

What they never realized is that Melpomene might have plans of her own...
  

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Review: Orbital Resonance (Century Next Door #1)

User Review  - Ashley Schwartau - Goodreads

The world building, language, and voice of this book were outstanding. In some ways the main character reminded me of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird mixed with Ender from Ender's Games. The overall ... Read full review

Review: Orbital Resonance (Century Next Door #1)

User Review  - TL Hudgins - Goodreads

An interesting look at what society could be if children were raised away from Earth. Read full review

Contents

December 8 2025
1
December 17 2025
15
CHAPTER THREE
40
CHAPTER FOUR
60
December 22 2025
80
CHAPTER SIX
93
January 2 2026
117
CHAPTER EIGHT
150
January 3 2026
171
CHAPTER TEN
181
January 6 2026
191
CHAPTER TWELVE
208
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John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.

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