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The Well of Stars

The Well of Stars

Robert Reed

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In The Well of Stars, Hugo award-nominated author Robert Reed has written a stunning sequel to his acclaimed novel Marrow. The Great Ship, so vast that it contains within its depths a planet that lay undiscovered for generations, has cruised through the universe for untold billions of years. After a disastrous exploration of the planet, Marrow, the Ship's captains face an increasingly restive population aboard their mammoth vessel.

And now, compounding the captains' troubles, the Ship is heading on an irreversible course straight for the Ink Well, a dark, opaque nebula. Washen and Pamir, the captains who saved Marrow from utter destruction, send Mere, whose uncanny ability to adapt to and understand other cultures makes her the only one for the job, to investigate the nebula before they plunge blindly in. While Mere is away, Pamir discovers in the Ink Well the presence of a god-like entity with powers so potentially destructive that it might destroy the ship and its millions.

Faced with an entity that might prevent the Ship from ever leaving the Ink Well, the Ship's only hope now rests in the ingenuity of the vast crew . . . and with Mere, who has not contacted them since she left the Ship...

With the excitement of epic science fiction adventure set against a universe full of wonders, the odyssey of the Ship and its captains will capture the hearts of science fiction readers.



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Well of Stars, The

THE GREAT SHIP
I have no voice that explains where I began, no mouth to tell why I was imagined or how I was assembled, and I no idea who deserves thanks for my simple existence, assuming that thanks...

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“Marrow is relentless, taking on vast reaches of space and time with a giant ship like none you've ever seen. A bold work by a visionary writer.” —Jack McDevitt

“Marrow is relentless, taking on vast reaches of space and time with a giant ship like none you've ever seen. A bold work by a visionary writer.” —Jack McDevitt

“The latest novel by the author of Marrow and The Leeshore tells an epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation.” —Library Journal on Sister Alice

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Robert Reed

Robert Reed has written more than ten science fiction novels including his recent Sister Alice. He has been nominated for multiple Hugo Awards for his short fiction, which has appeared in the major SF magazines. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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