The return

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Tor,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description

In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth. While investigating what appeared to be a sarcophagus bearing the preserved body of its builder, astronaut Keith Stoner was trapped and cryogenically frozen. After his body was eventually returned to Earth and revived, Stoner discovered that he had acquired alien powers. Using these new powers, he built a new starship and left Earth. Now, after more than a century of exploring the stars, Keith Stoner returns to find that the world he has come back to does not match the one he left. The planet is suffering the consequences of disastrous greenhouse flooding. Most nations have been taken over by ultraconservative religion-based governments, such as the New Morality in the United States. With population ballooning and resources running out, Earth is heading for nuclear war. Stoner, the star voyager, wants to save Earth's people. But first he must save himself from the frightened and ambitious zealots who want to destroy this stranger--and the terrifying message he brings from the stars.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780765309259
9781982402297
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ccd6c24a-832a-180b-5833-d9aeeb658c64
Grouping Title return
Grouping Author bova ben
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-01 04:30:52AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-16 04:23:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Rudnicki, Stefan, 1945-
author Bova, Ben, 1932-
author2-role Rudnicki, Stefan,1945-
hoopla digital.
author_display Bova, Ben
available_at_longmont Longmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmont Longmont Adult Fiction
display_description After more than a century of exploring the stars, Keith Stoner returns to Earth to find that the world he has come back to does not match the one he left. The planet is suffering the consequences of disastrous greenhouse flooding. Most nations have been taken over by ultraconservative religion-based governments, such as the New Morality in the United States. With population ballooning and resources running out, Earth is heading for nuclear war. Stoner, the star voyager, wants to save Earth's people. But first he must save himself from the frightened and ambitious zealots who want to destroy him-and the terrifying message he brings from the stars.
format_category_longmont Books
format_longmont Book
id ccd6c24a-832a-180b-5833-d9aeeb658c64
isbn 9780765309259
9781982402297
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT10026288 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10026288?utm_source=MARC Available Online
ils:.b17893057 .i31908895 Longmont Adult Fiction FICTION BOVA, B. 1 false false On Shelf Aug 03, 2018 lgfca
itype_longmont hardcover book
last_indexed 2019-09-16T10:23:51.758Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_longmont FICTION BOVA, B.
owning_library_longmont Longmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmont Longmont Public Library
primary_isbn 9780765309259
publishDate 2009
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT10026288 eAudiobook Audio Books Unabridged. English Blackstone Publishing, 2010. 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 37 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b17893057 Book Books English Tor, 2009. 464 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b17893057 .i31908895 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
series Grand tour of the solar system
series_with_volume Grand tour of the solar system|17
subject_facet Astronauts -- Fiction
Ecological disturbances -- Fiction
Life on other planets -- Fiction
Science fiction
Space vehicles -- Fiction
bplnew
title_display The return
title_full The return / Ben Bova
The return [electronic resource] / Ben Bova
title_short The return
topic_facet Astronauts
Ecological disturbances
Life on other planets
Space vehicles