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Short Synopsis
Solar Express is a thrilling science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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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.

"Narrator Robert Fass takes a steady, deliberate approach in delivering the events that ensue when an apparently indestructible alien artifact dives like a comet towards the sun." ---AudioFile

"Expertly narrated by Robert Fass, and with flawless technical production values, Solar Express offers a consistently entertaining 'theatre of the mind' experience and is very highly recommended for personal and community library science fiction audio book collections." ---Midwest Book Review
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Solar Express

Author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Narrated by Robert Fass

Publication date Nov 3, 2015

Running time 17 hrs

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