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Neptune Crossing

Volume 1 of The Chaos Chronicles

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Published: 1994
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,869 / 306 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 6,953
Added to site: 2008.09.04 21968
License: ©

Survey pilot John Bandicut is ready for the worst when he sets out across the surface of Triton, his head spinning with silence fugue. But no way is he ready for the alien presence that is about to invade his mind, or for the winds of chaos set to blow through his life.

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his suit. Next he lifted his arms, then his legs. No problem there. But when he attempted to push himself up to a sitting position, he found that he was glued in place, stuck to the ice. The pain hit him in the neck, as before, but this time it seemed an ache rather than a stabbing pain. A bruise, probably, from the suit collar. Good. Bruises he could handle; it was broken bones and spinal damage that scared him. He scissored his legs, trying to roll over. He might as well have tried rolling out from under an anvil.

He gazed up at the ceiling, trying to evaluate his predicament. He had never been in a cavern quite like this before. The ceiling was a flawed bluish ice with a tinge of reddish-orange methane coloration. It was at least fifteen or twenty meters above him. The walls, also ice, were steep and slick. They were still wheeling around him, and it made him dizzy to try to focus on them for longer than a moment or two. Nevertheless, he glimpsed, as it revolved past, an almost vertical trough in th

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.2 from 5 reviews: *****

Was I really reading the same book that other reviewers gave 5 stars? Although this book starts out with promise and initially develops the foundation for a very interesting story, it goes nowhere. I would say don't waste your time, but other reviewers seem to find something worth reading here so maybe you will too.


Definitely agree with the previous reviews, this is a great read.

Nick Jensen

This is the first book of a terrific three book series. I enjoyed it so much that I re-read each book again at a slower pace. Each of the books left me wanting more. Highly recomended.


Fantastic book by a modern SF master. Awesome move to release these books for free.

Mike Kinnebrew

Excellent book finished the first one and couldn't wait to start the next. looking for the 3rd one!



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