The Starfarers Quartet

An Omnibus version of the four novels Starfarers, Transition, Metaphase and NautilusThe starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system The Alien Contact Team physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien contact specialist J.D Sauvage and the rest of the faculty and staff prepareAn Omnibus version of the four novels Starfarers, Transition, Metaphase and NautilusThe starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system The Alien Contact Team physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien contact specialist J.D Sauvage and the rest of the faculty and staff prepare for humanity s most ambitious exploratory expedition.But the world has changed A new regime orders the vessel to be abandoned It will be turned into an instrument of war.What do the Starfarers do They do what any red blooded Alien Contact Team would do.They steal the starship.
The Starfarers Quartet An Omnibus version of the four novels Starfarers Transition Metaphase and NautilusThe starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system The Alien Contact Team physicist Victor

  • Title: The Starfarers Quartet
  • Author: Vonda N. McIntyre
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  • Page: 177
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    Vonda N. McIntyre

    Vonda Neel McIntyre is a U.S science fiction author She is one of the first successful graduates of the Clarion Science fiction writers workshop She attended the workshop in 1970 By 1973 she had won her first Nebula Award, for the novelette Of Mist, and Grass and Sand This later became part of the novel Dreamsnake, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards The novelette and novel both concern a female healer in a desolate primitivized venue McIntyre s debut novel was The Exile Waiting which was published in 1975 Her novel Dreamsnake won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novel in 1978 and her novel The Moon and the Sun won the Nebula in 1997 She has also written a number of Star Trek and Star Wars novels, including Enterprise The First Adventure and The Entropy Effect She wrote the novelizations of the films Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.

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    • Tammy said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:38 AM

      I read another reviewer describe this series as "what if first contact were handled by academics?" I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. Victoria, Stephen Thomas, Satoshi, and J.D. battle to keep politicians and military leaders out of their business because they believe so strongly in peaceful first contact and the sharing of knowledge. But they aren't treated just as academics, we get to know them intimately experiencing Victoria, Stephen Thomas, and Satoshi's poly partnership, J.D.'s deepe [...]

    • Monique said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:38 AM

      Note: I received this as a review copy from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.This is an e-book reprint in omnibus format of Vonda N. McIntyre's Starfarers Quartet, originally published in the late 1980s - early 1990s. In a nutshell, what if first-contact were handled by academics? The research starship named Starfarer has been designed as a university campus under international control, but the US government wants to re-purpose it as a military station. In order to escape this fate, the [...]

    • Joanna said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:38 AM

      Overall impression: enjoyable, even if the setting is a bit startrekish (strange aliens who are not so strange after a moment, main characters almost do not meet anyone but other main characters). The best bit: Crimson Ng and her art :-).

    • John Kusters said:
      Sep 26, 2018 - 00:38 AM

      A decent read, but even by the end of the fourth book there were more unanswered questions than I'd like.

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