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Author: Michael Flynn Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Firestar Saga Release Date: November 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483068367

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Michael Flynn opened his saga of near-future technology and space exploration with Firestar, in which he introduced a set of characters orbiting around one powerful and determined woman: Mariesa van Huyten, who is obsessed with the need to get humanity back into space and to save Earth from disaster. In Rogue Star, van Huyten's struggles continue.

Three astronauts are headed out beyond Mars on the first human trip to the asteroid belt. In orbit around Earth, a construction crew is building the first permanent space station, owned by van Huyten's consortium. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is trying to force her into making a secret deal to put weapons in orbit so he can intervene in the ongoing wars.

Van Huyten's plan is in place—and some people will kill to stop it.

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  • “Hard SF is often authentic but rarely this well written, and Flynn’s history looks on course for enlivening the genre with intelligence and subtlety.”

    - Vector
  • “Firestar was a mighty hard act to follow, but Michael Flynn has done so, and brilliantly. Rogue Star continues the story, with the same imaginative realism, suspenseful narration, and vivid humanness, plus all sorts of new ideas and insights.”

    - Poul Anderson
  • “Flynn has produced a well-written hard SF novel brimming with vivid characters, realistic scenes of life in outer space, and just a touch of genuine strangeness.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “This sequel to Firestar brings together familiar characters in a taut, suspense-filled SF novel that mixes personal drama with action-adventure and high intrigue. Flynn’s excellently choreographed alternating of Earth and space scenes impels the action, while his characters provide a vivid cross section of twenty-first-century Earth. Highly recommended for most SF collections.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Flynn renders each of [his characters] well and draws his plot together suspensefully with the impending impact of an asteroid.”

    - Booklist
  • “Fans of volume one should be pleased.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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    " An intriguing story, but not very well written. A better author could have brought this up to four or five stars for me. "

    - Elizabeth, 1/19/2014
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    " really cool book for History buffs or Military Buffs. "

    - Michael, 12/19/2013
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    " Talk about your "what if" scenarios. What if the Russians had nuked Honolulu and made it seem the Chinese had done it? During the Vietnam war? He says its true and makes a fascinating case for it. "

    - Andy, 11/22/2013
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    " I had a hard time putting this book down once I started it. It has the feel of a fictional spy thriller, but only small details of the story are currently unverifiable and probably always will be. The apparent shake-up at the Kremlin says enough for me. "

    - Lon, 10/29/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fascinating read, and a quite plausible theory about how a Soviet ballistic missile submarine may have been lost while attempting a rogue nuclear strike against the US. "

    - Paul, 9/28/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " story of how author pieced together top-secret story of 1968 rogue soviet sub attempt to launch nuclear missile at Pearl Harbor. Way too detailed and repetitive, but many interesting tidbits of the era along the way. "

    - Adam, 7/15/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a chilling (and apparently true!) story of a near-disaster in 1968. It was hard for me to put this book down. "

    - Bob, 4/15/2013
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    " This book is an extremely interesting and frightening story of how the world came to within seconds of destruction. The data collected was thorough and concise, and supported the story very well. This is a must-read for cold war buffs and submarine warfare enthusiasts. "

    - Gabriel, 1/26/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow!!! In spite of many small errors, it was a well organized book detailing an AMAZING series of events. A ficticious version couldn't have been more dramatic! This should be required reading for every diplomat, politician, and military officer in all countries so that it doesn't happen again. "

    - Elmira, 12/16/2012

About the Author

Michael Flynn lives in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is the winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award and was a Hugo nominee for Eifelheim.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an accomplished actor, writer, and musician. Named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2013 and the recipient of several Earphones Awards, he has narrated over 175 audiobooks.