Astronaut and physicist Keith Stoner is picking up some mysterious signals at his space station—and discovers an alien spacecraft hurtling toward Earth. But revealing what he knows is more complicated than it seems—as his discovery upsets the balance of power on Earth and sets off a brutal world war. With the help of a beautiful young student and a Soviet linguist, Stoner leads a desperate last-ditch effort to capture the ship—and save the world.
Ex-astronaut turned physicist Keith Stoner knows that the signals he’s picking up at his space station are anything but random. The fiery object heading toward Earth is an alien spacecraft. Yet the world may never know for Ketih is trapped in an iron cordon of secrecy: his discovery had shattered the world power balance, setting off a brutal struggle for supremacy that raged within the sacred halls of the Vatican to the corridors of the Kremlin and the Pentagon. The powers that be would use anything at their command - fear and treachery and any other weapon from mind war to sabotage to keep the world in darkness about Stoner’s discovery.
With the aid of a brilliant soviet linguist and a lovely young student, Stoner planned a desperate mission, a wild, heart-stopping gamble to preserve the legacy of the star voyager for all mankind.
Ben Bova is the author of more than 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books about science and technology.Dr. Ben Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005 for "fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space." His 2006 novel, Titan, received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year.Dr. Bova has worked with filmmakers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. His nonfiction books such as Immortality and Faint Echoes, Distant Stars have been honored by such organizations as the American Librarian's Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has won six Science Fiction Achievement Awards (Hugos) and many other awards for writing.
By clicking subscribe, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to RosettaBooks