The Wrong Stars

The Wrong Stars

3.78 (3,437 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.78 (3,437 ratings by Goodreads)

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A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity... or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy. The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials... and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars. File Under: Science Fiction [ Adrift | Liar Liar | Golden Spiders | Bridge the Void ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 106 x 175 x 35mm | 288g
  • Angry Robot
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 0857667084
  • 9780857667083
  • 573,211

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"Fun, funny, pacy, thought-provoking and very clever space opera - a breath of fresh air." - Sean Williams, author of Twinmaker; "Through his wit, dialogue, and vast, diverse world, Tim Pratt has created a space opera for today-one filled with diverse characters and cultures that feel nuanced enough to be real-while still delivering the sense of wonder that made you love the genre in the first place. It yanks readers through the wormhole and refuses to let them go. When's the sequel out?" - Sam Reader, for Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog; "Brilliantly fun space opera that reminds me of Killjoys but with more Weird Alien Cool Shit." - Liz Bourke for Locus; "A really good read that was intelligently written and skilfully put together." - Two Bald Mages; "Expansive world building, great movement coupled with interesting characterization and a story line that is not only intriguing but brings back the grande space fairing odyssey." - Koeur's Book Reviews; "The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt is everything a Science Fiction novel should be." - Tay's Infinite Thoughts; "I really really loved this book. If you like space opera, give it a read. I'm ready for more, please!" - Fed on Peaches; "The Wrong Stars is an entertaining sci-fi read in the vein of Firefly." Five stars - excellent - Occasionally Random Book Reviews; "I'd thoroughly recommend this book." - Ever the Crafter; "Compelling and funny and engrossing to read." - The 1000 Year Plan; "An entertaining and accessible sci fi opera/romp featuring imaginative aliens, cyborgs, pirates, and space battles. " - Surreal Tavi; Praise for Tim Pratt "Pratt shows genuine talent. A writer to watch." - Publishers Weekly; "Tim Pratt is in the vanguard of the next generation of master American fantasists." - Jay Lake, John W Campbell Award-winning author of Into the Gardens of Sweet Night; "Exciting and compulsively readable." - Romantic Times; "Tim Pratt lures you in with his writing style and penchant for the dramatic and dangerous." - British Fantasy Society; "A gifted and imaginative author." - Bookslut; "If there is any justice at all in this universe, Tim Pratt will someday be as wealthy and famous as Neil Gaiman." - The Green Man Review; "His stories have moved me, enchanted me, frightened me... and always leave me wanting more." - Terri Windling, World Fantasy Award-winning editor of Year's Best Fantasy and Horror;
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About Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.
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Rating details

3.78 out of 5 stars
- 3,437 ratings
5 23% (786)
4 43% (1,474)
3 26% (887)
2 6% (218)
1 2% (72)
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