Cosmonaut Keep

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Macmillan, Jan 7, 2002 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Matt Cairns is a 21st-century outlaw Programmer who takes on the shady jobs no one else will touch. Against his better judgment, he accepts an assignment to crack the Marshall Titov, a top-secret orbital station operated by the European Space Agency. But what Matt will discover there will propel him on an extraordinary and quite unexpected journey.

Gregor Cairns is an exobiology student and descendant of one of Terra Nova's first families. Hopelessly infatuated with a lovely young trader's daughter, he is unaware that his research partner, Elizabeth, has fallen in love with him. Together, Gregor and Elizabeth confront the great work his family began three centuries earlier-to rediscover the secret of interstellar travel.

Ranging from a gritty near-future Earth to a distant alien world, Cosmonaut Keep is contemporary science fiction at its highest level, a visionary epic filled with daring individuals seeking a place for themselves in a vast, complex, and enigmatic universe. Cosmonaut Keep is a 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another of Edinburgh resident MacLeod's idiosyncratically distinctive futures (The Sky Road, 2000, etc.). In 2044, following various wars and revolutions, Scotland maintains a precarious independence ... Read full review

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My catalogue record for this book came from the British Library. Somebody there was having a bad day; or perhaps someone at the publisher supplied bad data. So let's correct some misconceptions at the ... Read full review

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Contents

SHIP COMING IN
3
RESIDENT ALIEN
19
BAT SONGS
35
LEGACY SYSTEMS
52
COSMONAUT KEEP
68
TRUSTED THIRD PARTIES
86
THE GREAT WORK
98
THE DREAMLAND GATE
115
ORBITAL COMMIE HELL
181
GRAVITY SKIFF
198
REVOLUTIONARY PLATFORM
212
THE SPACE SHORE
229
COOL STUFF
246
JUDGEMENT OF KRAKENS
263
SOCIAL ENGINEERING
280
THE FIRST NAVIGATOR
298

LIGHTYEARS GONE
133
LAUNCH ON WARNING
149
MANUFACTURING PLANT
164
BLASPHEMOUS GEOMETRIES
312
THE DARKER THE NIGHT THE BRIGHTER THE STAR
334
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About the author (2002)

Ken MacLeod holds a degree in zoology and has worked in the fields of biomechanics and computer programming. His first two novels, The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal, each won the Prometheus Award; The Cassini Division was a finalist for the Nebula Award; and The Sky Road won the British Science Fiction Association Award and is a finalist for the Hugo Award. Dark Light continues the world of his fifth novel, Cosmonaut Keep. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.

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