The Sentients of Orion Book 1
By Marianne de Pierres
(Little, Brown Book Group, Paperback, 9781841494289, 432pp.)
Publication Date: October 2009
Categories: Science Fiction - Space Opera
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While drifting in space, lost due to navigational failure, a mineral scout discovers God. When word gets out, academics from the studiums across Orion scramble to gain the Entity’s favor. However, not all the sentients of Orion hold this "god" in awesome, like the philosophers of Scolar and the Transhumans of Extropy are deeply suspicious. Onto the grand stage of interplanetary academic politics, intellectual conceit, and dubious theology walks Baronessa Mira Fedor. Her planet has been torn apart by the invasion of a race of giant tardigrades. Only the Orion League of Sentient Species can lend aid, but OLOSS is preoccupied with communicating with God. Mira, together with the rowdy, misogynist Jo-Jo Rasterovich, is left to her own resources to find help. In doing so she unmasks a galaxy-sized intrigue. But will she live long enough to tell anyone?
Marianne de Pierres is the author of the Parrish Plessis seriesCode Noir, Crash Deluxe, and Nylon Angelwhich has been adapted into a role-playing game.