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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jkdavies - LibraryThing
This took forever to read, for a relatively slim book. Too much real world stuff going on, not sure I've given it a fair crack of the whip. I didn't enjoy it as much as some of his others. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
My first book by this author. It's first in the "Engines of Light saga," but, I was pleased to discover, works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel... at the end, of course, there is room to wonder ... Read full review
SHIP COMING IN
TRUSTED THIRD PARTIES
THE GREAT WORK
THE DREAMLAND GATE
ORBITAL COMMIE HELL
THE SPACE SHORE
JUDGEMENT OF KRAKENS
THE FIRST NAVIGATOR
LAUNCH ON WARNING
THE DARKER THE NIGHT THE BRIGHTER THE STAR