Slow Train to Arcturus

Slow Train to Arcturus

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Baker & Taylor
A team of aliens find a savage race calling themselves "humans" who slaughter them, except for a single survivor who escapes to another habitat, where he finds friendly humans whose help he requires to get back to his own ship.

Blackwell North Amer
When the planet Miran observed an enormous vessel that was approaching their star system. they sent a spaceship to rendezvous with the mysterious visitor. The vessel's design was odd - a multitude of separate globular habitats in a long string - and most of the alien team that entered one of the habitats were slaughtered by savage creatures called "humans."
One of the aliens had barely managed to escape to another habitat where the humans were more friendly, if rather technologically backward. But one of his crewmates was in danger and he needed to get back to his spaceship. He would need one human's help to do that.
They would have to travel through several more habitats, each one isolated from the other, each with its own bizarre dangers and customs. And friendliness toward strangers was not one of those customs.

Baker
& Taylor

Sending a spaceship to rendezvous with an enormous vessel made up of a series of globular habitats approaching its star system, the aliens find a savage race calling themselves "humans" who promptly slaughter the exploration team, except for a single survivor who escapes to another habitat, where he finds more friendly humans whose help he requires to get back to his own ship.

Simon and Schuster
1. Eric Flint has co-written three NYT's best-sellers.

2. Flint's 1632 was a smash hit, with over 95,000 copies sold, and an 88% sell through in mass market from 02/01 to date.

3. Flint and Freer's earlier collaborations have had strong sell throughs, including 76% in mass market from 02/03 to date for their Pyramid Scheme.

4. Freer's A Mankind Witch garnered rave reviews, such as a starred review in Publishers Weekly, "...rip snorting action and an ingenious plot..."

5. Large distribution of ARCs

6. Trade advertising

7. Ads in Locus, Kliatt, more

8. Teaser chapter in Pyramid Power mass market

9. Special backlist discounts for Eric Flint titles

10. Featured title on Baen.com

11. Co-op available

The planet Miran had sent a spaceship to rendezvous with the enormous vessel that was approaching their star system. The vessel’s design was odd—a multitude of separate globular habitats in a framework—and most of the alien team that entered one of the habitats were slaughtered by savage creatures called “humans.” One alien had barely managed to escape to another habitat where the humans were more friendly, if rather technologically backward. But he needed to get back to his spaceship, and he would need one human’s help to do that.



They would have to travel through several more habitats, each one isolated from the other, each with its own bizarre dangers and customs. And friendliness toward strangers was not one of those customs. . . .



Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2008/10/07
ISBN: 9781416555858
1416555854
Branch Call Number: SF FLINT
Characteristics: 314 p
Additional Contributors: Freer, Dave

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