June 1, 2288 - Europe's first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to investigate an unidentified object, code-named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. An object that may be alien in origin. The Galileo disappears soon after...
February 1, 2344 - The Galileo's shuttle returns to Earth carrying three surviving expedition members, who still appear to be the same age they were when they departed. They report that they have, indeed, made contact with an extraterrestrial race - and become enmeshed in a conflict that brought them face to face with the most apocalyptic force in the galaxy.
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"Starred Review. Steele delivers a gripping saga of humanity on the verge of exploring the larger universe." - PW.
"The author of the Coyote Trilogy (Coyote, Coyote Rising, Coyote Frontier) continues his saga of far-future space colonization with an sf adventure set in the same universe and featuring a cast of richly developed characters. A strong addition to most sf collections." - Library Journal.
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Spindrift is set in the same universe as Hugo-winner Steele's popular trilogy that began with Coyote (2002).
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