|Mothership (2004) [Novel]|
by John Brosnan
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(From the publisher):
Earth has suffered a major calamity, what is left of humanity is being transported to a new world on board the Mothership Urba, a space ark nine thousand miles long. But over the centuries, most of Urba's inhabitants have forgotton where they came from and where they are going. In fact, they aren't even aware they're on a spaceship: for them, Urba is their Earth. The loss of group memory is no dreadful disease, though, but a carefully engineered social experiment devised and implemented by the cruel, tyrannical Elite, the technocrats who rule Urba.
Prince Kendar is the son of one of Urba's greatest warlords. Jad is his boyhood friend and unwilling sidekick: a failed jester who wants nothing more than to snuggle up with a warm kitchen maid and a cool beer and forget about the cares of the world. But Kender wants more.Kender wants adventure... and what Kender wants, Kender gets. The perfect opportunity presents itself when the Elite suddenly loose their powers, and Urba's downtrodden populace rise up against their now-impotent leaders. Against all of Jad's screaming instincts he agrees - at blackmail point - to acompany Kender on a mission to find out what happened to the Elite.
What no one had bargained for is that the Elite have been replaced by a new threat... a threat from deep space itself...
Original title: Mothership
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ New Frontiers