Sunborn

Sunborn

by Jeffrey A. Carver

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Overview

Stars are dying. John Bandicut and his companions must travel to a nebula called Starmaker—to discover what force threatens not only the newborn stars, but every world within a thousand light-years. Their journey will take them not just into the perils of a star-forming nebula, but into confrontation with a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the terrifying Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun. Meanwhile, back on Triton, Julie Stone experiences her own encounter with the translator, and she too must make a life-or-death decision in defense of the Earth.

Sunborn is Volume 4 of The Chaos Chronicles, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End. It includes an all-new Afterword by the author. DRM-free. Followed by the soon-to-be-published The Reefs of Time.

"Jeffrey A. Carver is back, and it was worth the wait! Sunborn is a rousing, mind-expanding adventure from one of true masters of hard SF. Bravo!" —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author

"Carver gives us the ultimate cosmic aliens while juggling stars and supernovas. Dazzling." —Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161484609
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Publication date: 04/25/2019
Series: The Chaos Chronicles , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 72,660
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

JEFFREY A. CARVER was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity’s End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger’s Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, Sunborn, and soon The Reefs of Time and its conclusion, Crucible of Time.


A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at www.writesf.com. Learn more about the author and his work, follow his blog, sign up for his occasional newsletter, and see all of his books at www.starrigger.net.

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Sunborn (Chaos Chronciles Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Hercamus More than 1 year ago
I have read all four books in the Chaos series and have found them to be delightful reading. The series follows the adventures of a group of futuristic "Musketeers" out to save the universe only they are not really sure what it is they are supposed to do, and how they are to do it. It is well written and makes a great read!
Curyll More than 1 year ago
I love the Chaos Chronicles series, and this book is the best one yet. It's a solid story, keeping up the non-stop pace of the previous three books but never repetitive. The author took me on a wonderful ride with his remarkable imagination--I could taste and see and feel these exotic places in deep space and time, riding along with the wonderful cast of characters (human, alien, robot, solar, energy beings...) It's not just adventure, there's a winsome loveliness to some of the characters, and deepening friendships and some intriguing new characters as well. I love that our hero Bandicut isn't just a magical superhero but someone who has greatness thrust upon him and does his best, depending on his friends even as they depend on him to lead. A real gem!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Earthling John Bandicut is bone tired after being exiled from his home planet, saving his world and subsequently two others. World saving is a tiring vocation. He currently travels through interstellar space with other exiles including one residing inside his head; they are a band of aliens from all sorts of orbs. John looks forward to rest when they reach their destination, a space station in the Orion Nebula sector.

However, he and his cohorts soon learn of a pandemic conspiracy to eradicate the sentient stars residing in this part of space. Struggling with communicating with the intended victims, John and his friends put off R&R to prevent genocide at a time when his homeworld also faces a major threat.

This is a superb outer space thriller starring a misunderstood hero and his alien peers. The cast is vast so except for John none seem more than two dimensional yet those key players provide keen perspectives as point of view changes inside of the non-stop action. Jeffrey A. Carver returns to his Chaos Chronicles universe for the first in a decade with an exciting throw back science fiction thriller.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read, but you must read the first series 1 - 3 as this ia a continuation. Leaves you wondering what the next adventures will be.
piggytess More than 1 year ago
Jeffrey Carver writes with imagination, fast action, vivid imagery and fully developed characters. The Star Rigger series was throughly entertaining and the Chaos Chronicles are even better. I highly recommend both series but also recommend starting from the beginning to get the full benefit of Carver's talent. Please Mr. Carver, don't make us wait so long for #5!
reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Failing to hit the highs of the previous volume this is still better than the first two - once it finally gets going.The inital third is a very slow recap of events to date. I don't know why this is suddenly become necessary, the previous books managed fine without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characterization; read all of this series and live it with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story and the characters. Could not put down. Waiting for the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great followup to series waiting on book 5 the reeds of time,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all four of the Chaos Chronicles and loved the stories as well as the characters. I look forward to the next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Chaos Chronicles was great, fun and exciting.....but Sunborn on the other hand I found very hard to get into. I found myself skipping paragraphs at times when the action changed just to keep the story going because it felt like the author was just trying to fill space and that it stopped the story dead. The Julie Stone chapters now, I found them to be more interesting then the main story line its self and I wont say too much but I did like the way that everything and everybody came full circle at the end.
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I found the first three books in the series interesting but this one was too far removed from humanity that relating to the characters and events was impossible. It was also too much to be asked to believe that an antogonist responsible for the destruction of stars and planets wouldn't have easily killed our heroes. I'm all for cosmic plots but at least make them somewhat believable.
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