Dark Ararat

Front Cover
Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
1 Review

Dark Ararat is the fifth novel in an overarching masterpiece. It extends into interstellar space Brian Stableford's ambitious ongoing future history series begun in Inherit the Earth and continued in The Architects of Emortality, The Fountains of Youth, and The Cassandra Complex.

Hundreds of years in our future, humanity is expanding out into the galaxy in gigantic colony ships. Slower than light speed, the ships are filled with long-lived people who are, nevertheless, in suspended animation for all or much of the voyage. One ship has reached a promising world and begun a colony, but not everyone has yet been awakened.

Matthew Fleury is shocked to learn that he has been revived from suspended animation to replace a colleague who has been murdered.

Is the planet still inhabited by the alien race that left ancient ruins of great cities? And who killed the eminent scientist leading the investigation of the ruins? If the aliens survive, then the planet becomes off limits to humans, and the ship must find another planet to colonize. There are some colonists who would kill to leave. And some who would kill to stay.



At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - d.r.halliwell - LibraryThing

Dark Ararat is set in Brian Stableford's Emortality series, but it doesn't display the epic scope implied by its part in the series. Instead, First Contact is presented just like any one of the ... Read full review

Dark Ararat

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In the 29th century, the generation ship Hope reaches its destination, a habitable planet suitable for colonization. Awakened out of cryonic sleep, ecologist Matthew Fleury discovers that serious ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
Section 38
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Brian Stableford lives in Reading, England.

Bibliographic information