Up Jim River

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 13, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Hugo Award finalist and Robert A. Heinlein Award-winning SF writer Michael Flynn returns to space opera with Up Jim River. There is a river on Dangchao Waypoint, a small world out beyond Die Bold. It is a longish river as such things go, with a multitude of bayous and rapids and waterfalls, and it runs through many a strange and hostile country. Going up it, you can lose everything.

Going up it, you can find anything. The Hound Bridget ban has vanished and her employer, the Kennel (the mysterious superspy agency of the League) has given up the search. But her daughter, the harper Mearana, has not. She enlists the scarred man, Donovan, to aid her in her search. With the reluctant assent and financial aid of the Kennel, they set forth. Bridget ban was following hints of an artifact that would "protect the League from the Confederacy for aye." Mearana is eager to follow that trail, but Donovan is reluctant, because whatever is at the end of it made a Hound disappear. What it would do to a harper and a drunk is far too easy to imagine.

Donovan's mind had been shattered by Those of Name, the rulers of the Confederacy, and no fewer than seven quarreling personalities now inhabit his skull. How can he hope to see her through safely? Together, they follow Bridget ban's trail to the raw worlds of the frontier, edging ever closer to the uncivilized and barbarian planets of the Wild.



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User Review  - Cataloger623 - LibraryThing

A difficult but worthwhile book to read. On it's simplest level this is the story of a quest to reunite a daughter with her mother, separated by time and a secret mission But the story is much much ... Read full review

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A deep return to the variegated worlds of the Spiral Arm This a follow up to the January Dancer. Not a Sequel, but you are re-introduced to various characters and their dealings between the various ... Read full review

Contents

JOR MADHYA
149
THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE
159
MONSTROUS REGIMENTS
172
AN AISTEAR
195
ON THE VERY EDGE OF SKIES
199
A MAN APART
212
INTO THE WILD
226
JHALA DRUT
233

AN AISTEAR
44
ON RICKETY THISTLEWAITE
49
AN AISTEAR
77
HARPALOON OR BUST
80
AN AISTEAR
113
A SNAKE IN THE GRASS
122
AN AISTEAR
145
IN THE REMNANTS OF EMPIRE
242
UP JIM RIVER
248
A CITY ON THE HILL
271
AND BEHOLD A PILLAR OF FIRE
287
IN THE BACK OF BEYOND
302
WHERE HEARTS ARE
327
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Michael Flynn lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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