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The Goliath Stone

(2013)
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Doctor Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with the use of nanotechnology. But Glyer's controversial nanites are more than just the latest technological advance, they are a new form of life--and they have more uses than just medical. Glyer's nanites also have the potential to make everyone on Earth rich from the wealth of asteroids.

Twenty-five years ago, the Briareus mission took nanomachinery out to divert an Earth-crossing asteroid and bring it back to be mined, only to drop out of contact as soon as it reached its target. The project was shut down and the technology was forcibly suppressed.

Now, a much, much larger asteroid is on a collision course with Earth--and the Briareus nanites may be responsible. While the government scrambles to find a solution, Glyer knows that their only hope of avoiding Armageddon lies in the nanites themselves. On the run, Glyer must track down his old partner, William Connors, and find a way to make contact with their wayward children.

As every parent learns, when you produce a new thinking being, the plans it makes are not necessarily your plans. But with a two-hundred-gigaton asteroid that rivals the rock that felled the dinosaurs hurtling toward Earth, Glyer and Connors don't have time to argue. Will Glyer's nanites be Earth's salvation or destruction?

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Larry Niven's The Goliath Stone

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
ISBN: 0-7653-3323-6 / 978-0-7653-3323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
ISBN: 0-7653-6889-7 / 978-0-7653-6889-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Goliath Stone, The
Author(s): Matthew Joseph Harrington Larry Niven
ISBN: 1-5012-6395-1 / 978-1-5012-6395-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
ISBN: 1-4805-6352-8 / 978-1-4805-6352-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
ISBN: 1-4805-6414-1 / 978-1-4805-6414-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Goliath Stone
Author(s): Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
Publisher: Tor Books
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