A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Coyote marks a dramatic new turn in the career of Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning author of Chronospace. Epic in scope, passionate in its conviction, and set against a backdrop of plausible events, it tells the brilliant story of Earth's first interstellar colonists-and the mysterious planet that becomes their home.

Baker & Taylor
A group of political dissidents and their families escape the repressive world of twenty-first-century Earth to seek new lives as interstellar colonists, placing themselves in cold sleep for a two-century odyssey to the habitable world of Coyote.

Blackwell North Amer
The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of the United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space.
Captain R. E. Lee, their leader. Colonel Gill Reese, the soldier sent to stop Lee. Les Gillis, the senior communications officer, a victim of a mistake that will threaten the entire mission. Crewman Eric Gunther, who has his own agenda for being aboard. His daughter, Wendy, a teenager who will grow up too quickly. Jorge and Rita Montero, ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. And their son Carlos, who will become a hero in spite of himself.
After almost two-and-a-half centuries in cold sleep, they will awaken above their destination: a habitable world named Coyote. A planet that will test their strength, their beliefs, and their very humanity.

& Taylor

In 2070, a group of political dissidents and their families escape the repressive world of twenty-first-century Earth to seek new lives as interstellar colonists, placing themselves in cold sleep for a more than two-hundred-year odyssey to the habitable world of Coyote, where they hope to build new lives for themselves.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780441009749
Characteristics: [ix], 390 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Coyote


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Jul 08, 2017

So it's Mayflower in space.
Easily see repressive state as Trump's with limited media appearances & what trips overseas.
The twist that mother country didn't survive & their enemies took over.
Nice ending of the rebels sticking to the new man.

Oct 12, 2015


Feb 10, 2015

Though the editor should be fired for a plurality of mistakes and with some factual errors by the author, the narrative moves at a fast pace and the characterization is mostly done well. For what it is, it is worth reading for science fiction fans.

Sep 05, 2013

first of series. very good. and quick read.

May 17, 2011

Very disappointing. The story isn't badly told, but there are serious errors in the basic physics -- and critical inconsistencies within the story's mechanics -- which kept scuttling my suspension of disbelief. Way too much "idiot plot", such as characters keeping things secret from their colleagues for no good reason, and gigantic organizations bankrupting themselves to complete enormous projects that are doomed to failure because of poor basic planning.

Sep 17, 2010

Wow. Love this book so much - I'd passed it up on the shelf before, but decided to try it this time - very glad I did! I couldn't put it down, had to keep reading to find out what happened next!

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