Item description for The Space Eater by David Langford...
Ken Jackin has defeated death forty-six times thanks to the extraordinary phenomenon called Anomalous Physics, but now he has his most difficult mission: stop the experiments on a runaway space colony. In order to get into the colony Ken and his lovely and seductive partner, Rossa Corman, must die and be reborn again. Together they have surpassed death in order to save humanity and must face the most dangerous peril they have ever experienced. The clock is ticking as Ken and Rossi scramble to save the very core of the universe from being destroyed. Can they do it in time?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2004
Publisher Cosmos Books
ISBN 1930997795 ISBN13 9781930997790
Availability 58 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 04:18.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Space Eater?
Hard SF at its Best! Mar 15, 2004
Langford had a long career as a professional physicist, and this shows in the convincing physics he puts on display in this fast-moving, thought-provoking tale. At the same time, he wears his expertise lightly: the reader is never stifled by the science, nor struggling to comprehend it. Very few authors get this balance right, but Langford does it perfectly ... and tells a rollicking good tale into the bargain. Highly recommended.
Surprisingly good easy readin' scifi Nov 21, 2003
A surprisngly good read. I bought this as one of perhaps fifty scifi paperbacks at a used bookstore; it was good enough to make me go and look up what else he's written. (Rather a lot, it turns out.) Just good scifi.
Good for a laugh, but totally unbelievable Nov 20, 1999
The Space Eater reads like a dimestore scifi comic. The realism is non-existent (Novas that took place recently are somehow instantly visible in the Earth's night sky, humans can be regenerated with memories and personalities intact from DNA, etc.)
Still, if you are LOOKING for a comic-book style novel, you should probably gain some amusement from this one.
A thought provoking book with a twist in the tail. Dec 30, 1998
The idea of regeneration works well in this scenario. Forced to live, the two heroes of this novel are forced to carry out the wishes of the " mature " earth society. The earth, however, had not anticipated on them being many light years away....