Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)

Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)

Valmore Daniels

Language: English

Pages: 326


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Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident

in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead.

There is no trace of their young son,

Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system,

the first manned mission to Pluto,

led by the youngest female astronaut in

NASA history, has led to an historic discovery:

there is a marker left there by an alien race

for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react.

Four hours later, the missing asteroid appears

in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez,

who has developed some alarming side-effects from his

exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna,

an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control

of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs,

and the race for interstellar space begins!

- The Interstellar Age -

Book 1 - Forbidden The Stars

Book 2 - Music of the Spheres

Book 3 - Worlds Away

The Interstellar Age: The Complete Trilogy

Bangkok Days

The Power (The Magnificent 12, Book 4)

Absolute Honour (Jack Absolute Series, Book 3)

Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes (Penguin Great Journeys)

The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, Book 6)

Dance of Death (Pendergast, Book 6)



















were emerging from the orifice escorting a small figure Michael immediately identified as Alex Manez. Michael could barely suppress his joy; his relief was palpable. Alliras handed him a data fleck. “It’s the joint venture contract and a preliminary charter for Quantum Resources, Inc. That’s the official name. You had better look the contract over before we sign it. Once your concerns are addressed, I’ll pass it up the chain.” “Great.” He turned to Calbert. “Send up a note to Alex, telling him

exaggeration, he stomped into the airlock. “And wait for the rest of us!” Helen shouted through the intercom. “We’ll be ready in a few minutes.” Ekwan’s reply was unintelligible, but there was no misunderstanding the frustration on his face. In a way, Justine could understand him. Even in modern Japan, the need to excel and surpass everyone else drove their economic and social order. In a small country with such a high population density, it was no wonder people were frantic and short-tempered

jockeying for a better seat for the interstellar age. Alex is a valuable asset right now, not just because he’s a kid, or a representative of ‘our’ side, but in the potential for space exploration. Everybody believes that boy is the key to interstellar travel. Right now, there isn’t anything else to pin our hopes on. That’s why the poor child is being fought over like a bone.” “I know. It stinks.” Clive Wexhall wisely made no rebuff to Justine’s opinion. He wasn’t in the business of opinions,

“I think you should hear this also.” With that he pressed a button on his office intercom. A hauntingly familiar voice crackled through… __________ Copan : Honduras : Central American Conglomeration : My grandson stands by me, tall and proud. It is his eighteenth birthday, and he is trying to act like a man, stoic and wise and focused. But his eyes betray him. I can see how he glances over to Artek’s granddaughter and tries to hide his blush. Romance blossoms. Thus the world

works, thus my line will be continued. It is the same everywhere. And it is good, so I say nothing. I am getting old. Too old, some say. I know sometimes my grandson thinks so, but I also know that sometimes, like now, he is rethinking his opinions, especially when the big white men in blue and gray suits fly from their important cities in America just to visit an old man like me. I am too old to go to them, so they come to me; this, my grandson respects. He is finding his wisdom slowly, but it

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