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Solar Express

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

You can't militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. However, increasing resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth's surface is causing some interested parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation. The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be a hitherto undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. Now there is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the "Solar Express" before it perhaps destroys itself. Leading the way for the North American Union is Alayna's friend Captain Christopher Tavoian, one of the first shuttle pilots to be trained for combat in space. But, as the alien craft gets closer to its destination, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead Alayna to revolutionary discoveries-provided that Chris can prevent war from breaking out as he navigates among the escalating tensions between nations.

You can't militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. However, increasing resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth's surface is causing some interested parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation. The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be a hitherto undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. Now there is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the "Solar Express" before it perhaps destroys itself. Leading the way for the North American Union is Alayna's friend Captain Christopher Tavoian, one of the first shuttle pilots to be trained for combat in space. But, as the alien craft gets closer to its destination, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead Alayna to revolutionary discoveries-provided that Chris can prevent war from breaking out as he navigates among the escalating tensions between nations.
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You can't militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. However, increasing resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth's surface is causing some interested parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation. The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be a hitherto undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. Now there is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the "Solar Express" before it perhaps destroys itself. Leading the way for the North American Union is Alayna's friend Captain Christopher Tavoian, one of the first shuttle pilots to be trained for combat in space. But, as the alien craft gets closer to its destination, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead Alayna to revolutionary discoveries-provided that Chris can prevent war from breaking out as he navigates among the escalating tensions between nations.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

16h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

36:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

41:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

24:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

27:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

20:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

13:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

19:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

13:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

15:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

15:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

17:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

21:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

11:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

24:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

11:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

10:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:47