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Praise for Star Dragon:

“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

“Star Dragon’s strengths are rooted in its concept: the intriguing layers of its setting, its use of biotechnology and the suspenseful convolutions of the dragon hunt. Brotherton’s first novel offers outstanding fare for any reader looking for hard science fiction combined with adventure on a truly grand scale.”
A. M. Dellamonica, Strange Horizons

“Star Dragon…is a clever first novel by a University of Wyoming astronomer.”
— Fred Cleaver, Denver Post