His shipmates dead, star rigger Gev Carlyle is adrift in the Flux, the subjective hyperspace that carries ships between the stars. His lone companion, and sole hope for survival, is a suicidal catlike alien named Cephean. Only a compatible rigger team, their visions meshed in psychic unity, can safely harness the turbulent currents of the Flux—and Carlyle’s ship is sailing inexorably toward the deadly maelstrom of the Hurricane Flume.
For even a chance at survival, he needs Cephean’s help. But the price for that is a complete merging of minds and memories. And Carlyle, at war with his own past, dreads that union more than death itself.
A coming-of-age space adventure, and the novel that introduced the Star Rigger universe to thousands of readers. The ebook and audiobook are based on the revised 1994 Tor edition.
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- Dell paperback, 1978
- Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, hardcover, 1978
- Revised for Tor edition, 1994, ISBN: 0-812-53444-1
“A novel of character-change, maturation, abandonment of illusions and discovering-of-self . . . an engaging science fantasy.” —Galaxy
“Learning to communicate, to accept change, to understand the past, to express intimacy become rites of passage for the human Gev Carlyle and his felinoid cynthian crewmate Cephean.” —Publishers Weekly