• Spider Star

    Spider Star

    The human colony on the planet Argo has long explored and exploited the technology left behind by an extinct alien race. But then an archaeology team accidentally activates a terrible weapon...
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  • Praise for Star Dragon

    Spider Star

    "Seldom does a storytelling talent come along as potent and fully mature as Mike Brotherton. His complex characters take you on a voyage that is both fiercely credible and astonishingly imaginative. This is Science Fiction."
    -- David Brin

    "Star Dragon is terrific fare, offering readers a fusion of hard science and grand adventure."
    -- Locus Magazine

    "Star Dragon is steeped in cosmology, the physics of interstellar travel, exobiology, artificial intelligence, bioscience. Brotherton, author of many scientific articles in refereed journals, has written a dramatic, provocative, utterly convincing hard science sf novel that includes an ironic twist that fans will love."
    -- Booklist starred review

    "Readers hungry for the thought-provoking extrapolation and rigorous technical detail of old-fashioned hard SF are sure to enjoy astronomer Brotherton's first novel."
    -- Publishers Weekly

    "Mike Brotherton, himself a trained astrophysicist, combines the technical acuity and ingenuity of Robert Forward with the ironic, postmodern stance and style of M. John Harrison. In this, his debut novel, those twin talents unite to produce a work that is involving on any number of levels. It's just about all you could ask for in a hardcore SF adventure."
    -- Paul di Fillippo, SCI-FI.COM

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Final Ebook Covers for Star Dragon and Spider Star

January 24th, 2012

Thanks to my friend Jessica Goldman for font help, as folks correctly pointed out my inexperience with handling fonts and made some good suggestions a few weeks ago when I posted my original cover concepts.  These new covers have text and art that are much more integrated and are still clear to read.  I’m getting more help from Guido Henkel.  When the ebooks are ready I’ll send copies to some of those who provided helpful advice.

I still do have the chance to make some small fixes if anyone sees a glaring error or problem.  I could be overlooking something…professors have the “absent-minded” stereotype for a reason!  I’m just now seeing that the covers have different relative dimensions, and I’m not sure why…hmmm.  It’s probably ok?

Well, I have a million other things to do.  Thanks again for the input!



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