ECHOES OF EARTH (Book 1 of Orphans)

a Novel by Sean Williams & Shane Dix

HarperCollins (Pymble, NSW), February 2003 (reprint)
Paperback (416pp, 181x111mm) $18.95
isbn 0-7322-7526-1
Awards: d03

Members of a survey team are sent from Earth in 2053 to Adrasteia, 75 light years away. The survey team are of two kinds: 'engrams', copies of earth-bound people, and artificial humans. Then, an alien race they call 'spinners' suddenly arrive and take up orbit around Adrasteia. Peter Alander, a flawed engram, is chosen to approach the aliens. What he finds is a wealth of knowledge, Artificial Intelligences, and a faster-than-light vessel Arachne. Peter is nominated to return to Earth in this vessel, but an alien race is following in the footsteps of the Spinners, destroying everything. Who are they? Can humanity survive?

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