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Neptune Crossing

(1994)
(The first book in the Chaos Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
Two unlikely heroes...


Survey pilot John Bandicut is ready for the worst when he sets out across the surface of Triton, his head spinning with silence fugue. But no way is he ready for the alien presence that is about to invade his mind, or for the winds of chaos set to blow through his life.

It is humanity's first contact with an alien presence--and Bandicut can tell no one about the disembodied quarx that has taken up residence in his mind. The quarx, part of an eons-old interstellar civilization that uses advanced chaos theory to predict catastrophic events, seeks to prevent a cometary collision that threatens the Earth. But it must have help--and Bandicut must trust the alien, knowing that humanity's very existence may be at stake. He must break all the rules, and sacrifice everything he holds dear, to prevent a cataclysm that would destroy an unsuspecting humanity.

Leaving friends and lover behind, hurtling across the solar system in a stolen spaceship, Bandicut can only hope that his desperate actions will save the Earth--even if he doesn't live to see it again.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

"Jeff Carver is a hard sf writer who gets it right - his science and his people are equally convincing. Neptune Crossing combines his strengths, from a chilling look at alien machine intelligence to cutting-edge chaos theory, to the pangs of finite humans in the face of the infinite." - Gregory Benford

"Those who read this one will surely return for a second helping. Carver has a fascinating vehicle here, he's going someplace interesting, and there are still seats available. Grab one." - Thomas A Easton

"A roaring, cross-the-solar-system adventure of the first water. This is a winner, the kind of stuff that made us all love science fiction." - Jack McDevitt

"Neptune Crossing gives the reader solid science, a complex and believable protagonist - an ordinary man rising to extraordinary circumstances - and an alien presence that is at once convincingly strange and deeply real. I'm really glad to have read this one." - Melissa Scott

"This high-octane space adventure: mystery, humor, theoretical physics, and one of the more interesting SF aliens you've likely encountered in a long while. Heaps of big fun!" - Allen Steele

"A 2001 for the 90s." - John E Stith


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Used availability for Jeffrey A Carver's Neptune Crossing

Hardback Editions

April 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles, Vol 1)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 0-312-85640-7 / 978-0-312-85640-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Neptune Crossing
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-978328-43-5 / 978-1-978328-43-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Neptune Crossing
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-5372-9983-2 / 978-1-5372-9983-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-61138-562-8 / 978-1-61138-562-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book View Cafe
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October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Neptune Crossing
Author(s): Jeffrey a Carver
ISBN: 1-5188-6567-4 / 978-1-5188-6567-1
Publisher: Createspace
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July 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Neptune Crossing (Chaos Chronicles)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 0-8125-3515-4 / 978-0-8125-3515-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Library Edition (Chaos Chronicles)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-5047-5737-8 / 978-1-5047-5737-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Volume 1 of the Chaos Chronicles (Chaos Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-5047-5738-6 / 978-1-5047-5738-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Volume 1 of the Chaos Chronicles (Chaos Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-5047-5739-4 / 978-1-5047-5739-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
Publisher: Skyboat Media
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
Publisher: Skyboat Media
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Neptune Crossing: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
Publisher: Skyboat Media
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Neptune Crossing (The Chaos Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA