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The Past of Forever

(The fourth book in the Children of the Stars series)
A novel by


The past always returns...

Dan McKelvey is a simple indie-hauler turned tech-mech, until a delivery leads him to a strange new planet, where his life will change forever.

His whole life he has had to live up to the legacy of his Saunder-McKelvey ancestors, but now, on this strange world, he has the chance to uncover the tragic past of a near-extinct race.

Joining Dr Juxury's multi-racial xenoarchaeology team, Dan becomes their resident xenomechanician, helping them to restore the technologies of the native race of old and uncover the truth about this kind people's demise.

But when Dan learns that he must travel to present the team's scientific findings at the Twelfth Xenoarchaeological Assembly, held at none other than the resident planet of Feo and Hope Saunder-Nicholaiev - Dan's affluent, obnoxious cousins, he realises that his journey could never have been that simple.

Conflict will surely arise...

Will Dan and his friends discover the sordid truth behind the downfall of an entire race?

And in doing so, will they unlock the Past of Forever?

Find out in Juanita Coulson's gripping sci fi novel The Past of Forever, the fourth and final instalment of her famed science fiction saga featuring the Children of the Stars, the Saunders family.

Praise for Juanita Coulson:

"Coulson works on an enormous canvas - sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable." Marion Zimmer Bradley

"... A richly detailed construction... " C J Cherryh

Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

September 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Past of Forever (Children of the Stars, Book 4)
Author(s): Juanita Coulson
ISBN: 0-345-28181-0 / 978-0-345-28181-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Past of Forever (Children of the Stars Book 4)
Author(s): Juanita Coulson
Publisher: Lume Books
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