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Dark Orbit

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
From Nebula and Hugo Award - nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.

Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest.

Upon arrival, the team finds an extraordinary crystalline planet, laden with dark matter. Then a crew member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. Thought to be uninhabited, the planet is in fact home to a blind, sentient species whose members navigate their world with a bizarre vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions.

Lost in the deep crevasses of the planet among these people, Thora must battle her demons and learn to comprehend the native inhabitants in order to find her crewmates and warn them of an impending danger. But her most difficult task may lie in persuading the crew that some powers lie beyond the boundaries of science.

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"Dark Orbit is intellectually daring, brilliant imagined, strongly felt. This one's a winner." - Ursula K Le Guin


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Orbit: A Novel
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 0-7653-3629-4 / 978-0-7653-3629-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Orbit: A Novel
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 0-7653-3630-8 / 978-0-7653-3630-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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June 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): C Gilman
ISBN: 0-380-79800-X / 978-0-380-79800-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Mass Market
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 1-72132-760-6 / 978-1-72132-760-7
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 1-5046-2534-X / 978-1-5046-2534-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dark Orbit: Library Edition
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 1-5046-2532-3 / 978-1-5046-2532-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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July 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
ISBN: 1-5046-2533-1 / 978-1-5046-2533-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dark Orbit
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Orbit: A Novel
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU