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Cosmonaut Keep

(The first book in the Engines of Light series)
A novel by

2002 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee)
2002 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee)
2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee)

When Alexander Cairns made his fortune, he did some gambling - financing interstallar probes to look for other life forms. Now his son has discovered that one of them has sent back evidence of alien intelligence, and a space ark financed by a rival family is obliviously approaching the area.

Genre: Science Fiction

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"A Nova has appeared in our sky." - Kim Stanley Robinson

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