In the Ocean of Night : Galactic Center

  • by Gregory Benford
  • Narrated by Maxwell Caulfield
  • Series: Galactic Center
  • 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 2019. NASA astronaut Nigel Walmsley is sent on a mission to intercept a rogue asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Ordered to destroy it, he instead discovers that it is actually the shell of a derelict space probe - a wreck with just enough power to emit a single electronic signal.
In 2034, a reply is heard. Searching for the source of this signal, which comes from outside the solar system, Nigel discovers the existence of a sentient ship. When the new vessel begins to communicate directly with him, the astronaut learns of the horrors that await humanity. For the ship was created by an alien race that has spent billions and billions of years searching for intelligent life… to annihilate it.


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Benford opens his series with a cracker

If you accept the usual failings of near future fiction not being able to predict digital cameras, email, instant messaging, the internet and multi-function mobile phones and just accept this is a character and plot driven story, then it fills its role as an entertaining and gripping novel with something to say about humanity and its position in the universe. Benford is a scientist, so we get the usual tropes of scientist=good, administrator/government/religion=bad, but that doesn't detract from the overall essence of a good yarn told well. I'm looking forward to the next episode.
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- Martyn. R. Winters

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios