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A Darkling Sea

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Beneath a sky of ice, three worlds collide.

On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don't disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in peace.

But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war.

Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives--and the future of human exploration--is anything but certain.



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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Darkling Sea: A Novel
Author(s): James L Cambias
ISBN: 0-7653-3627-8 / 978-0-7653-3627-9 (USA edition)
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Title: A Darkling Sea: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-7653-3628-6 / 978-0-7653-3628-6 (USA edition)
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Title: A Darkling Sea
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ISBN: 1-72132-761-4 / 978-1-72132-761-4 (USA edition)
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Title: A Darkling Sea
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Darkling Sea: Library Edition
Author(s): James L Cambias
ISBN: 1-4830-8449-3 / 978-1-4830-8449-7 (USA edition)
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Title: A Darkling Sea
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ISBN: 1-4830-8450-7 / 978-1-4830-8450-3 (USA edition)
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Title: A Darkling Sea
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January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Darkling Sea: A Novel
Author(s): James L Cambias
Publisher: Tor Books
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