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The smoke ring

Author: Larry Niven; Shelly Shapiro; Michael Whelan
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [1987] ©1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots-or the existence of sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship. Until Kendy initiated contact once more. Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching-and waiting. Then the Citizens Tree people rescued a family of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Niven; Shelly Shapiro; Michael Whelan
OCLC Number: 17159820
Notes: "A Del Rey book."
"Book Club edition"--Front flap of book jacket.
"Maps by Shelly Shapiro."--Verso of title page.
"Cover painting: Michael Whelan."--Bookjacket.
Science Fiction Book Club number on back cover of book jacket: 11496.
Description: 237 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Larry Niven.
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In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots-or the existence of sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship. Until Kendy initiated contact once more. Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching-and waiting. Then the Citizens Tree people rescued a family of loggers and learned for the first time of the Admiralty, a large society living in free fall amid the floating debris called the Clump. And it was likely that the Admiralty had maintained, intact, Dicipline's original computer library. Exploration was a temptation neither Jeffer nor Kendy could resist, and neither citizens Tree nor Sharls Davis Kendy would ever be the same again.

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