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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Pournelle Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jupiter Series Release Date:
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Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

One day, finally daring to ask the voice some tough questions, Kip discovers that his computer scientist parents implanted an artificial intelligence chip in his skull, which connects with a powerful mainframe computer via satellite. He also learns that his parents died under suspicious circumstances and that his very existence is a well-kept secret that will soon come to light, putting his own life and the whole of outpost Starswarm in grave danger.

Luckily, he has friends Marty and Lara to help. But are three kids enough to save an entire planet?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starswarm grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go…Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction’s great storytellers.”

    Poul Anderson

  • “In a rare solo writing effort, Pournelle has done an excellent job of following the Heinlein tradition.”

    Denver Post

  • “This is one you won’t want to miss…[A] taut, credible, fast-paced adventure story.”

    Science Fiction Chronicle

  • Starswarm is a blast, and it has the same kind of heart and adventure that made Star Wars so appealing.”

    Flint Journal

  • “SF veteran Pournelle demonstrates his gift for traditional SF adventures in this coming-of-age tales that combines fast-paced action with…an appealing protagonist.”

    Library Journal

  • “An extremely strong story…plenty of suspenseful action in a well-realized setting.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aaron | 12/21/2013

    " Pretty interesting read, but the ending seemed forced. It was four stars until the last 20 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher Murphy | 12/15/2013

    " Best on audio; great for the young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derrick | 12/8/2013

    " a young boy, with an implant, who is the unknown heir of a huge interplanetary conglomerate, foils a plot to take over his adopted world and discovers native intelligence. This was EXTREMELY reminiscent of Heinlein's juvenile scifi. I enjoyed it but it lacked depth. It was good for what it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angel | 11/20/2013

    " Starswarm is a thrilling book of adventure and a little mystery, that makes you never want to put it down. "

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