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Young Rue Cassels of the Cycler Compact- a civilisation based around remote brown dwarf stars - is running for her life from her bullying brother, Jentry. Fleeing in a single person spacecraft, she spots a distant, approaching object, and stakes a legal claim to it. It is not the valuable comet she has hoped for, but something even more wonderful, a billion year-old alien starship. Permanence is the story of Rue's quest to visit and claim this ship and its treasures, set against a backdrop of interstellar intrigue and warring empires.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 31.75mm | 227g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765342855
  • 9780765342850
  • 1,896,009

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"Another blazing far-future saga from Schroeder. . . . Once again, the plot . . . arises organically from the backdrop and characters; thoughtful, well-informed, insightful work, with a sharp yet subtle political subcontext, catapulting Schroeder into SF's front rank." - "Kirkus "(starred review)
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585 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 24% (138)
4 41% (239)
3 27% (159)
2 5% (32)
1 3% (17)
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