Coyote

Coyote

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After stealing a starship full of political refugees, Captain Robert E. Lee and his crew travel to a distant planetary system with a habitable moon (named Coyote) with the dream of starting a colony free from governmental and social oppression.

The trip lasts 226 years, but while everyone is in biostasis, one of the crew members is accidentally awakened. With his cell permanently deactivated by the ship's AI, communications officer Leslie Gillis is doomed to a solitary life (and death) aboard the starship. When the rest of the crew is eventually reawakened as the ship reaches its destination, what they find is extraordinary.

Once the small colony is established on Coyote, they realize just how different their new world is from Earth. Exploration begins, and although a few colonists are killed by predators, the colony survives and even begins to thrive that is, until a strange comet appears in the sky.

Title:Coyote
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780441011162
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    Coyote Reviews

  • Jacqie

    Well, this was a book club read, I'm embarrassed to say. I got halfway through, and I just couldn't waste any more reading time on it. I have a lot of complaining to do, though, so...SPOILERS FOLLOW: ...

  • The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)

    Don't you just hate those space ship thieves? Unhappy with conditions on earth, Robert E. Lee A decedent loosely related to the great Civil War General, save he's black, leads an exploratory mission t...

  • Stephen

    4.5 to 5.0 stars. This is the first Allen Steele novel I have read and I was very impressed. I found myself engaged in the book from the very first pages all the way to the end, with no periods of bor...

  • David

    This is good old-fashioned hard SF space exploration yarn. The first interstellar colony ship, first people on a new planet, you've read this before — colonists figuring out the climate and ecology ...

  • Mike

    Finished this one so it got a Two dim Red Dwarf Stars rating. But just barely. A group of libertarian conspirators "hijack" a colony starship from a repressive socialist government, travel 250 years i...

  • dkoemans

    I can't believe this was rated a 4 by this community. Reads like a disjointed YA novel. The science is bad, the characters are paper thin, the drama is artificial with no real stakes. Possibly the wor...

  • Casey

    I'm a sucker for some good planet colonization sci-fi and Steele has delivered ten fold in "Coyote"! The story takes some jumps in the time line, which after doing some post reading research shows tha...

  • Bettie

    fraudiosci fi> space operaTBR busting 2013pub 2002winter 2012/2013grand theft auto spacecraftRepublic of America with one star on the flag - supposed to denote one united people but is more akin to ju...

  • S.A. Parham

    Originally written as a series of short stories for Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, the book does have a bit of a jarring lack of continuity because of its original format. Set in a future where Am...

  • spikeINflorida

    Free thinking Partridge Family and Brady Bunch escape evil Progressive Marxist regime on earth and colonize Planet Alienless where Danny and Jan get naughty. Mehhh. Very disappointing considering how ...