Sunborn by Jeffrey A. Carver (world edition)
Sunborn World Edition

Stars are dying.

That’s the news that greets John Bandicut and his companions upon their arrival at an interstellar waystation. They must travel to a nebula called Starmaker—to discover what force threatens not just the newborn stars, but every world within a thousand light-years. They must journey not just into the perils of a star-forming nebula, but into confrontation with a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the terrifying Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun. Meanwhile, back on Triton, Julie Stone experiences her own encounter with the translator, and she too must make a life-or-death decision in defense of the Earth.

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  • Tor hardcover 2008, ISBN: 978-0-312-86453-8
  • Tor paperback 2009, ISBN: 978-0812571202


“Carver does his usual outstanding job of juggling multiple viewpoints and plot threads while casting his protagonists’ adventures against a sweeping, intergalactic backdrop. Yet Bandicut’s story is ultimately a very human one about determination, seat-of-the-pants ingenuity, and courage in the face of overwhelming danger.” —Booklist

“Space opera at its most agreeably and classically science fictional… Carver skillfully rotates viewpoints and weaves the choreography directly into the plot.” —Publishers Weekly

“Leaps quite madly from pot to kettle to frying pan to fire. The pace never lets up…[a] remarkably expansive vision.” —Analog

“Carver’s latest addition to the “Chaos Chronicles”… ensures his place among the most inventive of contemporary authors of hard sf and speculative theory. Filled with startling ideas and ingenious plot twists, this sf adventure (along with its series predecessors) belongs in most sf collections. —Library Journal