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The Resource Grand Central Arena, Ryk E. Spoor

Grand Central Arena, Ryk E. Spoor

Label
Grand Central Arena
Title
Grand Central Arena
Statement of responsibility
Ryk E. Spoor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was supposed to be a simple test flight, one that pilot Ariane Austin was on only as a last-ditch backup; intelligent, superhumanly fast automation would handle the test activation and flight of humanity's first faster-than-light vessel. But when the Sandrisson Drive activated, every automated system crashed, the nuclear reactor itself shut down, and only the reflexes and training of a racing pilot saved the test vessel Holy Grail from crashing into the impossible wall that had appeared before them, a wall which is just part of a monstrous enclosure surrounding a space twenty thousand kilometers across. With all artificial intelligences inert and their reactor dead, they had to find some other source of power to reactivate the Sandrisson Drive and{u2014}hopefully{u2014}take them home. And that was only the beginning. As Ariane, Dr. Simon Sandrisson, darkly enigmatic power engineer Marc C. DuQuesne, and the rest of the Holy Grail's crew explore the immense artifact, they discover that they are not alone; they have entered a place the alien inhabitants call "The Arena," and there is no way out without joining one of the alien factions . . . or winning recognition as a faction in their own right, playing by the Arena's rules {u2013} and by the Arena's rules, one failed challenge could mean death or worse {u2013} perhaps for the entire human race. Surrounded by alien factions, each with its own secret plans and motivations, some wielding powers so strange as to be magical, Ariane sets out to beat the Arena at its own game. With DuQuesne's strategies, Sandrisson's genius, and her own unyielding determination, she's going to bring the Holy Grail home {u2013} even if she has to beat every faction in the Arena to do it!"--Publisher information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoor, Ryk E
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.P667
LC item number
G73 2010
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Women test pilots
  • Space flight
Label
Grand Central Arena, Ryk E. Spoor
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn426806225
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
671 p.
Isbn
9781439133552
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)426806225
  • (Sirsi)i9781439133552
Label
Grand Central Arena, Ryk E. Spoor
Publication
Control code
ocn426806225
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
671 p.
Isbn
9781439133552
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)426806225
  • (Sirsi)i9781439133552

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