Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download


This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


What does the 21st century hold for us? Find out here, with Kate's predictions surrounding a story of one fantastic discovery. Stretching from advances within our grasp, like self-driving cars and a private space industry, to rewilding a depopulated prairie with cloned mammoths, you'll glimpse a future rooted in today's science.

At Spaceport America, routine calibrations on a spacecraft lead mission controller Rob Shay to an incredible glitch in space which opens a path to an unknown star system.

Rob must convince his client to divert to a new mission - creating a sentry at the glitch before it's lost among the solar system's uncataloged asteroids.

Not everyone wants to see humanity travel beyond Earth, governments try to claim the mission, and business concerns derail exploration. Rob struggles to stay with his mission, but when bigger problems rock the nation, he and his friends worry about staying employed. Along the way, share social changes with Rob, from binge-watching his favorite entertainment to an all-religions mall. At least Rob gets some sympathy from his ex-girlfriend who runs a telescope-for-hire business. Too bad she's in Australia. Join Rob in our near-future - today.

Customer Reviews

This was a neat book.

I originally purchased glitch because I was looking for a book that I could read because I'd been reading the library card for months. I didn't know what I was in for. Beautifully written, very interesting. And the praise goes on. Thumbs up!

Excellent high tech SF

Story of the people in mission control in a privately funded space industry of the, hopefully, near future. This isn't about high adventure; it is about the excitement of science-based exploration. The characters are likable and interesting. It would be fun to grab some nachos with them. Now to buy "Venture".

View in iTunes
  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Jun 21, 2013
  • Publisher: Kate Rauner
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 349 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings