|Colony (2000) [Novel]|
by Rob Grant
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(From the publisher):
The Generation ship Willflower is on a mission to colonize the stars. Crewed by only the cream of humanity, the best of the very best, its voyage will take several lifetimes to complete. Children born on board are trained from infancy to inherit their parents' jobs.
But by the tenth generation things have gone wrong.
The captain is an irresponsible adolescent with a penchant for naming planets after unpleasant bodily functions. The science officer is a religious zealot nutball, who responds to technical problems by singing hymns and whipping herself. And the ship is savagely damaged, out of control and on a deadly collision course with a grotesquely large planet.
The only man who can save them is Dr Piers Morton. And he has problems of his own. Like: he's not a doctor, he's not even Piers Morgan, and all that's left of his body are his head, his spinal column and absolutely nothing else. Better yet, somebody on board is trying to kill what's left of him.
Because, although he doesn't know it, knowledge that will save the human race is locked in his brain. And the key is in the fabulous secret of the ship.
Original title: Colony
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Travel & Exploration