The Starfarers Quartet

Vonda N. McIntyre


The Starfarers Quartet

The Starfarers Quartet

  • Title: The Starfarers Quartet
  • Author: Vonda N. McIntyre
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
  • Format: ebook



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.


Recent Comments "The Starfarers Quartet"

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 :-).

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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