The Alien Stars: And Other Novellas

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Rejoice, fans of the Axiom trilogy. Hugo-Award-winning author, Tim Pratt is back with more adventures with the crew of the White Raven. The Alien Stars is a collection of novellas that focus on three characters who have not been previously highlighted.

“The Augmented Stars” follows the adventures of Ashok, the heavily augmented cyborg engineer of the White Raven, as he captains his own ship, the Golden Spider. Ashok and his crew must escape their pirate captives to destroy an Axiom Facility. In “The Artificial Star” AI (artificial intelligence) Shall, now the president of the New Trans Neptune Alliance, meets up with a copy of his consciousness — long presumed dead – to save the universe. In The Alien Stars, we read the correspondence between Lantern, the truth-teller, and Elena, the time refuge. Lantern returns home to confront the lie that she once was part of.

Though two of the stories mainly deal with AI, Pratt gives us a lighthearted view of what the future can hold with AI becoming full citizens. This is a great read for fans of Tim Pratt, particularly fans of the Axiom series. Or, for anyone who wants fun stories of AI as they explore the universe and occasionally. save it.


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Author Tim Pratt
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 200 pages
Publisher Watkins Publishing
Publish Date 27-Apr-2021
ISBN 9780857669285
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Issue July 2021
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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