Convergence: The Return of the Builders

By Charles Sheffield
Read by Ralph Cosham

The Heritage Universe Series: Book 4

8.58 Hours 09/01/2003 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470889869

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    ISBN: 9780786188123

In the beginning, humans traveled to the stars at a slow sublight crawl. Then they found the Bose Network, which allowed ships to jump instantaneously from one node in the galactic arm to another. Once in the network, they found the Artifacts, enigmatic structures millions of years old left by a vanished race. Incomprehensible to both human and nonhuman minds, the Artifacts seemingly defy natural law. Now, after millions of years, a new Artifact has appeared—and the other Artifacts are showing strange behavioral changes. A motley crew of human and alien scientists and adventurers sets out to inspect. But they should have considered the fact that some changes are more dangerous than others.

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In the beginning, humans traveled to the stars at a slow sublight crawl. Then they found the Bose Network, which allowed ships to jump instantaneously from one node in the galactic arm to another. Once in the network, they found the Artifacts, enigmatic structures millions of years old left by a vanished race. Incomprehensible to both human and nonhuman minds, the Artifacts seemingly defy natural law.

Now, after millions of years, a new Artifact has appeared—and the other Artifacts are showing strange behavioral changes. A motley crew of human and alien scientists and adventurers sets out to inspect. But they should have considered the fact that some changes are more dangerous than others.

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Author Bio: Charles Sheffield

Charles Sheffield (1935–2002) was a mathematician, physicist, and author of both nonfiction and science fiction. For his novel Brother to Dragons, he won the 1992 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He won the Nebula Award in 1993 and the Hugo Award in 1994 for his novelette Georgia on My Mind. He was a president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and of the American Astronautical Society. He served as chief scientist of Earth Satellite Corporation, a company that processed remote sensing satellite data. He was a distinguished lecturer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a board member of the National Space Society. Born and educated in England, he held bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical physics.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English