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InterstellarNet: Origins

(2010)
(The first book in the InterstellarNet series)
A novel by

 
 
When the First Call from the Stars Comes,
Do We Even Dare to Answer?
Life changes for everyone in general - and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular - when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Contact forces humanity to face hard questions, and do it fast. Every answer spawns new questions. Every solution sets in motion a new and more daunting crisis to challenge Dean, his family - and an expanding number of interstellar civilizations - for generations to come.

Praise for InterstellarNet: Origins

"...in InterstellarNet: Origins...Lerner proves he knows enough real-world, present-day computer science and economics to combine them into a wonderfully thought-provoking story.... "Lerner's world-building and extrapolating are top notch."
- SFScope

"Lerner mixes physics, computer science, and economics into a series of very intellectually satisfying puzzles. Some of the puzzles involve understanding the alien, and some depend on understanding ourselves ... A very satisfying read, especially for the intellectually inclined."
- Mike Brotherton, author of Spider Star

"One of the most original, believable, thoroughly thought-out, and utterly fascinating visions ever of what interstellar contact
might really be like."
- Dr. Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Magazine

Edward Lerner takes us from a first SETI detection to full scale interstellar net economics, with thrills along the way. No one had thought through what a working interstellar net would be like. Lerner has the professional heft to make sense of it, tell a story, and make us care. Good stuff, told in clear, quick prose. A groundbreaking job!
- Gregory Benford, author of TIMESCAPE

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Edward M Lerner's InterstellarNet: Origins

Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: InterstellarNet: Origins (Volume 1)
Author(s): Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 0-9818487-4-5 / 978-0-9818487-4-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: InterstellarNet
Author(s): Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-5113-9796-9 / 978-1-5113-9796-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: InterstellarNet: Origins
Author(s): Edward M Lerner
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU