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Three months outbound from Earth and the starship Desio approaches its planetary destination, her crew eager to commence a mission of scientific discovery. Kyle Lorenzo, however, has a personal reason for being on board--an inner conflict that will ultimately propel him to explore not only of the furthest reaches of an enigmatic ocean world but the nebulous recesses of his inner psyche. During the long and isolating interstellar journey a physical relationship develops between Kyle and the ship's physician, Kelly Takara. That part is easy. Understanding the reasons for avoiding the emotional commitment desired by Kelly is harder. So, too, is trying to penetrate the mind of Larry Melhaus, the mission's brilliant and reclusive physicist - a failure to communicate made exponentially more troublesome when the scientist's disturbing behavior begins to threaten the crew. While Kyle struggles to comprehend himself and Melhaus, the ship's crew, led by their strong-willed commander, Bruce Thompson, attempt to fathom a planet where none of the precepts of science seem to apply. A world where every preconceived notion of what constitutes life must be re-examined and challenged. Two journeys: One inward, one outward. Culminating at the same destination.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17mm | 322g
  • English
  • 0615563430
  • 9780615563435

About Gary Tarulli

Gary Tarulli (seen here holding Angie) holds a B.A. degree in Literature from the State University of New York at Oneonta. His many and diverse occupations have included that of Housing Inspector, Radiation Emergency Response Officer, and Hearing Officer. Activities he enjoys include scuba diving, hiking, and skiing. He and his wife live on Long Island, New York. Gary is also the author of the science fiction novel, The Symbionts of Murkor. Visit him at www.garytarulli.com and www.facebook.com/GaryTarulli.
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4 35% (57)
3 30% (49)
2 8% (13)
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