THE FIRST FIVE MARK NOBLE SPACE ADVENTURES IN A SINGLE VOLUME -, NEARLY 1,000 PAGES.
This is the third compilation of the Mark Noble Space Adventures and includes the full versions of the first five books (six stories) totalling close to one thousand pages – Moonscape, Moonstruck, Trappist-1, The Spolding Conundrum, Cyberneti Tyrant and Deep Space Visitor. Mark Noble's Space Adventures are, with a little author's licence, hard science fiction set in the near future. Expect most of the science to be realistic and believable.
The first book, Moonscape, is set on the moon when what appears to be an intelligent parasitic entity infects the occupants of the first Moonbase. Mark and his partner, Linda, discover that the remainder of the Moonbase crew have been taken over. It begins a frantic life-threatening attempt to escape back to Earth, but hopefully not taking any of the parasites with them.
The second book, Moonstruck, sees Mark returning to the moon with a multi-national team to recapture the moon from the original possessed crew. It doesn't turn out at all how they expected and the team have to find a way to outmanoeuvre the military back on Earth.
The third book sees Mark and his team head for the dwarf red star, Trappist-1, using a newly invented drive which folds space. What they find is more scary than anything they had previously discovered. When they come to return home, something goes badly wrong and they find themselves lost in the entiroverse created by the spolding drive.
Book four is The Spolding Conundrum. Our intrepid explorers discover the problem they encountered with spolding space and the adventure continues as they try to find their way back to the Earth from which they originated. In among these trips, they find more than one space folding paradox and something even more fascinating.
In book five - Cybernetic Tyrant and Deep Space Visitor - the team return from a spolding mission to find that robots have taken control over NASA. What has happened and how can they return the Space Center to the rightful administrators.
The second part of book five finds a message arriving from deep in the solar system. They discover that the deep space visitor originates from a star fifty light years from Earth. A spolding journey to Nu Lupi results, and the visitor's planet is found to be in a desperate state as their star is expanding. Eventually the deep space visitor is tracked down near Saturn and the encounter becomes a puzzling and frightening adventure.