At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.
On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has made an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!
While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.
From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.
The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!
- The Interstellar Age -
Book 1 - Forbidden The Stars
Book 2 - Music of the Spheres
Book 3 - Worlds Away
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This book reads like it was written by a very talented 9th grader. The science it includes is the only competent part of it; the sentences and storytelling and characterization all give this book the reek of “passion project.” I normally wouldn’t be so harsh were it not for the fact that the author has seemingly never met a human woman before, and thus has difficulty conceiving of important, plot driving discussions that include them. Seriously, the already bad writing is at its worst when it becomes clear that the author is trying to give female characters an inner life, and just... can’t. The world-building is a mess; the pacing is a mess — it’s all just a mess. Two stars for taking us to Pluto (although it could have been any purple world, for all the description we get.)
Really liked this book!
Look forward to the next in line.
While the technical & scientific jargon is quite prevalent, it does not detract from the story. Those who don't understand it may find themselves quickly stopping their read. But, if they stick with it, it's a very fascinating and interesting story. It kept me glued to the book. I am familiar with some of the jargon, & some I am not. However, I enjoyed this book immensely. I now need to read the others. LK Kelley - author.