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The Wellstone

(2003)
(The second book in the Queendom of Sol series)
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In his Nebula Award-nominated novel The Collapsium, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy introduced a richly imagined future of boundless possibility, where poverty, war, and even death are banished forever. Only now that world's exquisite perfection propels one restless young man toward the ultimate challenge.

The Wellstone

For the children of immortal parents, growing up can be hard to do. A prince will forever be a prince--leaving no chance for Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui to inherit his parents' throne. So what is an angry young blue blood to do? Punch a hole in the shadow he's been living in by rallying his equally disgruntled companions to make an improbable spaceship, busting out of the so-called summer camp in which their parents have stowed them and making a daring escape across the vastness of space. Ne'er-do-well Conrad Mursk is just along for the joyride--until he realizes this is no typical display of teenage angst. The children are rising up in an honest-to-gods revolution. And, boyo, things are going to get raw.

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Praise for this book

"An ideal blend of wit and superscience." - David Brin

"Wil McCarthy is one of the best hard Science Fiction writers in the business." - Jack McDevitt


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Used availability for Wil McCarthy's The Wellstone

Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Wellstone
Author(s): Wil McCarthy
ISBN: 0-553-58446-4 / 978-0-553-58446-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wellstone
Author(s): Wil McCarthy
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA