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October 2006 Selection: Marrow
By: Robert Reed  -- Lincoln, Nebraska Author!!
Copyright: 2000


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About the Book:

The Ship has traveled the universe for longer than any of thenear-immortal crew can recall, its true purpose and origins unknown. It is larger than many planets, housing thousands of alien races and just as many secrets.Now one of those secrets has been discovered: at the center of the Ship is...a planet: Marrow.

But when a team of the Ship's best and brightest are sent down to investigate, will they return with the origins of the Ship -- or will they bring doom to everyone on board?

Robert Reed, whose fantastic stories have been filling all the major SF magazines (Asimov's, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, SF Age, etc.) for the past several years, spins a captivating tale of adventure and wonder on an incredible scale in this novel based on his acclaimed Hugo-nominated novella.

Robert Reed is the author of the New York Times notable book Beyond the Veil of Stars and more than a half-dozen other SF novels. The first Grand Prize Winner of the Writers of the Future contest, he's written a number of stories that have been finalists for Hugo and Nebula Awards. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Related Web sites:

Robert Reed's authorized website

Wikipedia page on Robert Reed

Robert Reed discussion group at Yahoo!Groups

Robert Reed entry in The Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Robert Reed booklist here on BookGuide


If You Like Marrow, Try:

Last and First Men
By: Olaf Stapledon.

Diaspora
By: Greg Egan. 1998.

Absolution Gap
By: Alastair Reynolds. 2004.

Singularity Sky
By: Charles Stross. 2003.

Spin
By: Robert Charles Wilson.


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