Starswarm

Starswarm

by Jerry Pournelle

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Overview

Living with his Uncle Mike at Starswarm Station on a planet called Paradise, Kip's best friend is Gwen who answers questions and seems to know everything. But Gwen is an implant in Kip's head, connected to an Artificial Intelligence at the planet's central computer, and Kip learns some secrets that put not only his and his Uncle Mike's lives in danger, but also threaten the existence of the aliens called centaurs and the starswarms, mysterious but highly intelligent organisms living in lakes and streams. "STARSWARM grabs hold of you and doesn't let go. Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers." - Poul Anderson

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013867406
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 406,833
File size: 881 KB

About the Author

Jerry Pournelle is the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and co-author with Larry Niven of several bestselling science fiction novels, including INFERNO, FOOTFALL, LUCIFER'S HAMMER, OATH OF FEALTY, THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE, THE GRIPPING HAND, THE BURNING CITY, BURNING TOWER and ESCAPE FROM HELL. Dr. Pournelle has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics and psychology. As an aerospace Systems Analyst he participated in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Following a brief tour in academia he was the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Los Angeles. He was the Science Editor for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine. He has written columns on political and technology issues for decades, in addition to his career as a fiction writer. His columns for Byte magazine have been an internet staple for many years. The author has been involved in the development of government policy on space enterprises and defense, and he is active on several committees for the advancement of science and space exploration. www.jerrypournelle.com

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Starswarm (Jupiter Novel Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great fun read. Some concepts of science fiction that I’ve not read elsewhere. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I had read by Jerry Pournelle, and I find it very satisfactory! I thought the story was very well written and I think people of all ages will enjoy it. It leaves the readers longing for a sequel. This book is very very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot, I would suggest it to anyone who loves science fiction or fantasy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great. I love how kip has a computer chip in his head. it makes him so smart. this was the only book i ever read that is on my grade 2 reading level. Read it please i loved it. only pippy longstocking and nate the great were better. just for you to know i was left back 3 times because i couldn't read at all. im real special also my grammar is bad by isaac collins bayside, ny
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books in creation. This book is about a boy named Kip who has a computer chip in his head that knows everything. Many things come up. If you want to know what happens read this book. If you like Sci-Fi you'll love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. I hated it. I reccomend you do not I repeat do not read it. It was horrific and I fell asleep during the book. It was like a preschooler wrote it.