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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date May 10, 2016
Pages 303
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765336309
ISBN-10 0765336308
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
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From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carol Ive Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.

Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest.

Upon arrival, the team finds an extraordinary crystalline planet, laden with dark matter. Then a crew member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. Thought to be uninhabited, the planet is in fact home to a blind, sentient species whose members navigate their world with a bizarre vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions.

Lost in the deep crevasses of the planet among these people, Thora must battle her demons and learn to comprehend the native inhabitants in order to find her crewmates and warn them of an impending danger. But her most difficult task may lie in persuading the crew that some powers lie beyond the boundaries of science.



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Hardcover
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from Tor Books (July 14, 2015)
9780765336293 | details & prices | 303 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.99
About: From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
With M. Myrup Andreasen | from Springer Verlag (July 1, 1987); titled "Integrated Product Development"
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Paperback
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from Tor Books (May 10, 2016)
9780765336309 | details & prices | 303 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carol Ive Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Melanie Ewbank (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 13, 2011)
9781504625340 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: [Read by Melanie Ewbank] From Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel of alien contact, mystery, and murder.

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