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Neptune Crossing

Book 1, Chaos Chronicles - The Chaos Chronicles, Book 1

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When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 04, 1994 – In this promising series kickoff about an astronaut exploring the surface of Neptune's moon, Triton, Carver ( Dragons in the Stars ) masterfully captures the joy of exploration, although the story itself follows a fairly standard save-the-world plot. Pilot John Bandicut has been cut off from his internal link to the ``datanet'' by faulty technology, leaving him subject to maddening ``silence-fugues.'' His need for contact makes him a perfect candidate for a symbiotic relationship with the alien quarx, who are trying to save humanity from a mysterious disaster threatening Earth. The quarx, creations whose understanding of Terran culture comes mostly from monitoring old TV and radio programs, have a certain gee-whiz quality, although their interactions with the datanet are intriguing. A rather adolescent love story combines amusingly with an unlikely case of xenophobia, and a fiery conclusion sets Bandicut up for further adventures in yet another alien world, where Carver may find greater room to employ his gift for the fine rendering of difficult scientific concepts.

Customer Reviews


Had me sweating a few times. Given the number of books I read that ain't easy for a writer to do. Can't wait to read the next one.

Neptune Crossing

Great read. Earth guy & alien save the Earth plot. Believable characters. Neither hero or alien have a clue what they're doing. Conversations between the two border between comedy and tears. Looking forward to reading the next book.

Eminently Readable

A fast paced, easy read with a lovable protagonist. You can't help but root for the guy. And nothing makes a book as satisfying as a great ending. This one has it. Now on to the next one in the series. Thanks, J. Carver.

Neptune Crossing
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Sep 09, 2010
  • Publisher: Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 397 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Chaos Chronicles
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with 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.

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