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The Bridge

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
When the Ring aliens first thought of contacting other worlds and universes, they gave no consideration to the fact that other species might be differently constructed. Deep-space dwellers, they sent their probes off into the night. Most disappeared into the eternal darkness of space, but one found Earth. And one was enough. Because the ring aliens sent their information coded in the form of a virus, which proved deadly to 90% of humanity. The ten percent who survived were deeply, vastly changed and the society that rose from the rubble was one unlike any that ever came before...

The survivors of Earth had visions - dark, disturbing visions. Some had dream of constructing a vast, superphysical bridge between our world and the Ring. Others had navigational instructions. But no one had all the information the Ring dwellers had tried to pass on an in this new, half-mad society, cooperation was the hardest bridge of all to build.



Praise for this book

"A whole cosmos beckons, but what dangers lurk before we cross over ? THE BRIDGE looks past our near horizon, boldly exploring wonders just beyond. An excellent novel, well-written and professional... with characters you care about." - David Brin


Used availability for Janine Ellen Young's The Bridge

Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bridge
Author(s): Janine Ellen Young
ISBN: 0-7394-1334-1 / 978-0-7394-1334-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bridge (Earthlight)
Author(s): Janine Ellen Young
ISBN: 0-7434-0415-7 / 978-0-7434-0415-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Earthlight
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September 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bridge
Author(s): Janine Ellen Young
ISBN: 0-446-60799-1 / 978-0-446-60799-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aspect
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