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A Thunder on Neptune

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Publisher's Weekly
In a post-holocaust future, one of the founders of the system-spanning Combine is spending a large fraction of mankind's resources to investigate the changes occurring on Neptune. Having failed in his first attempt at sending direct investigators five years ago, he is now enlisting precocious children, from whose viewpoints the story is told. Readers of any age will find these characters difficult to believe in, let alone identify with, and several will recognize that Gordon ( Falling Towards Forever ) has taken his main plot from a combination of Clarke's 2010 and a story in Simak's City series. The alien Kith are on stage much too briefly for us to understand them or the reasons for their actions. (Dec.)

Library Journal
The presence of alien life on Neptune, defying all known laws of probability, sparks a series of unsuccessful attempts at contact until a veteran space explorer assembles a unique team of children to go where no adult has successfully gone--and lived. The latest novel by Eklund features fast pacing, classic adventure, and an engaging cast of characters. Recommended for adult and YA sf collections.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1989 : USA Hardback

Title: A Thunder on Neptune
Author(s): Gordon Eklund
ISBN: 1-55710-052-7 / 978-1-55710-052-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

1989 : Paperback

Title: A Thunder On Neptune
Author(s): Gordon Eklund
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
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