Flying Dutchman of the stars!
Rigger and star pilot Renwald Legroeder undertakes a search for the legendary ghost ship Impris—and her passengers and crew—whose fate is entwined with interstellar piracy, quantum defects in space-time, galactic coverup conspiracies, and deep-cyber romance. Can Legroeder and his Narseil crewmates find the lost ship in time to prevent a disastrous interstellar war?
An epic-scale novel of the Star Rigger Universe and a grand space opera. Can be read as a stand-alone book, or as part of the future history.
Finalist for the Nebula Award.
- Tor Books hardcover, 2000, ISBN: 0-312-85642-3
- Tor Books paperback, 2001, ISBN: 0812534433
- German edition from Heyne
“True love, cognitive dissonance, divisions among the enemy, ambitious schemes, another mission—this one deeper than anyone has ever gone before into the substrata of the Flux—and a final resolution that leaves the reader both breathless and satisfied.” —Analog
“You don’t want to wait for the paperback.” —Science Fiction Chronicle
“A mesmerizing tale of human perseverance and courage under pressure that updates the legend of the Flying Dutchman.” —Library Journal
“Carver never runs out of new plot twists to keep the reader coming back for more.” —The Washington Post