Stanley Schmidt's first novel in sixteen years!

Three decades in the future, in a public garden north of New York City, a man enjoying the seasonal blossoms, butterflies, and buzzing bees notices a strange flying insect unlike any he's ever seen before. When it stings him between the eyes, he is overwhelmed by a tidal wave of memories crashing through his mind in a flood of simultaneous sensations and emotions. As he collapses, he manages to catch and hold onto the bug.

At the hospital, medical technologist Pilar Ramirez watches as the creature is pried from Lester Ordway's hand. It releases a swarm of even smaller insects that sting her and several other people in the emergency room causing similar, if milder, cognitive effects. Frightened but fascinated, and frustrated by the hospital's attempt to dismiss what happened after the bugs disappear, Pilar befriends Lester and joins his quest for an explanation.

Pilar and Lester enlist the help of entomologist Maybelle Terwilliger, and the three soon begin to suspect that they have discovered a secret alien invasion of Earth. An incursion on a tiny scale but of global scope, it is pervasive reconnaissance that puts the legendary hundred eyes of Argus to shame. Somebody is literally bugging the planet. Can Pilar and her friends convince the government before it's too late?

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Stanley Schmidt's Argonaut

Hardback Editions

July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Argonaut
Author(s): Stanley Schmidt
ISBN: 0-312-87726-9 / 978-0-312-87726-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Argonaut
Author(s): Stanley Schmidt
ISBN: 1-936771-66-7 / 978-1-936771-66-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Argonaut
Author(s): Stanley Schmidt
ISBN: 0-312-87727-7 / 978-0-312-87727-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Argonaut
Author(s): Stanley Schmidt
ISBN: 1-5226-8300-3 / 978-1-5226-8300-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Argonaut
Author(s): Stanley Schmidt
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU