Dark Orbit

Dark Orbit

3.67 (1,499 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$25.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest. Upon arrival, the team finds an extraordinary crystalline planet, laden with dark matter. Then a crew member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. Thought to be uninhabited, the planet is in fact home to a blind, sentient species whose members navigate their world with a bizarre vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions. Lost in the deep crevasses of the planet among these people, Thora must battle her demons and learn to comprehend the native inhabitants in order to find her crewmates and warn them of an impending danger. But her most difficult task may lie in persuading the crew that some powers lie beyond the boundaries of science.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765336294
  • 9780765336293
  • 605,193

About Carolyn Ives Gilman

CAROLYN IVES GILMAN is a Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated writer of science fiction and fantasy. Her novels include Halfway Human and the two-volume novel Isles of the Forsaken and Ison of the Isles. Her short fiction appears in many Best of the Year collections and has been translated into seven languages. She lives in Washington, D.C., and works for the National Museum of the American Indian.show more

Review quote

"lntellectually daring, brilliantly imagined, strongly felt. This one's a winner." - Ursula K. Le Guin.show more

Rating details

1,499 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 17% (255)
4 45% (670)
3 29% (440)
2 7% (107)
1 2% (27)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X