Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.

Life couldn't be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's captain, its chief science officer, and… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Not a total success, but intelligent and at times silly enough to win readers over.

It’s a good read. But you can almost see what it could have been, and it’s a pity that it fails to produce the sort of wit and sparkle that it promises.

Book Details  

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates (June 05, 2012)

Collection: Tor Books

File size: 719.6 KB

Language: English

Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel 2013 winner, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2013 winner

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