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The Reefs of Time

(2019)
Out of Time book 1
(The fifth book in the Chaos Chronicles series)
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The starstream is beautiful. But beauty turns deadly when an ancient AI bent on destruction uses it to travel uptime, to our near-future.

The Mindaru are dead. Or so exiled-Earthman John Bandicut and his alien companions believe, when they return to Shipworld after saving the Orion Nebula and countless inhabited worlds. But now another horde from this ancient and malicious AI colony is swarming toward the present from its birthplace deep in the past. Their opening: a temporal disturbance in the starstream, a hyperspatial thoroughfare used by myriad civilizations. The disturbance emanates from the planetary defenses of nearby Karellia, whose people know nothing of the starstream or the galaxy-threatening Mindaru.

Only Bandicut and his friends have the knowledge and experience to act. But several of Bandicut's company have gone missing. Bandicut and Li-Jared must team with the pandimensional Ruall and her gokat - the oddest aliens Bandicut has met since the shadow-people - and journey to Karellia to find a way to cut off the timestream.

Separated from the others, Ik meets another human of Earth - a former lover of Bandicut's! - and embarks with her on a perilous mission far back into deep time, seeking a way to stop the Mindaru at their source. They must thread a maze of impossible decisions. Can they tap the wisdom of the alien yaantel, known to the humans as the translator, to help them through?

The Chaos Chronicles returns at last in The Reefs of Time, part one of a heartstopping, two-part adventure. Concluded in Crucible of Time - coming in September from Nebula-nominated Jeffrey A. Carver!

PRAISE FOR THE CHAOS CHRONICLES:

"Remarkably expansive vision." - Analog

"Masterfully captures the joy of exploration." - Publishers Weekly

"Master craftsman of compelling hard science fiction." - Booklist

One of the best SF novels of the year - Science Fiction Chronicle

"A dazzling, thrilling, innovative space opera." - Kirkus

"Fertile imagination and... a host of engagingly sympathetic characters." - Library Journal

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reefs of Time: Part One of the Out of Time Sequence (Chaos Chronicles)
Author(s): Jeffrey Carver
ISBN: 1-61138-834-1 / 978-1-61138-834-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reefs of Time: Part One of the "Out of Time" Sequence (The Chaos Chronicles)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
ISBN: 1-61138-799-X / 978-1-61138-799-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reefs of Time: Part One of the "Out of Time" Sequence (The Chaos Chronicles Book 5)
Author(s): Jeffrey A Carver
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU