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3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
(2005 Aurora Award Finalist for Short Story)

Solve an ancient puzzle as big as a planet…or die.

Humans are just beginning to explore the outer reaches of our solar system when the wormships are discovered outside the orbit of Pluto. Abandoned? Lost?

Or left to be found? Found with charted wormholes in Sol System. Found with incredibly ancient yet perfectly functioning Wormer
Published January 12th 2011 by Lucky Bat Books (first published January 11th 2011)
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Laura Rainbow Dragon
Jan 18, 2011 Laura Rainbow Dragon rated it it was amazing
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While still in our infancy as space explorers, humanity discovers a trio of interstellar ships orbitting Sol beyond Pluto. Left behind by an unimaginably advanced race, the "Wormer" ships employ technology of which human scientists have little understanding. Eager to explore the universe, however, humans are quick to set aside fears of the unknown and venture forth in the alien ships.

One of these early explorers is geologist Cassandra Morant. Cassie has reservations about humanity's decision to
Apr 14, 2013 Aimeekay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I have any complaint about this one is that it is too short!!! Jigsaw is just a small glimpse into a future universe where mankind is using alien technology to explore, and what a glimpse it is!
The main character Cassie is interesting and smart. The technology is easily described without turning into a textbook. The universe still has secrets to reveal, but the story left it in such a way as to be intriguing, not annoying.
The author’s afterward says that this is the only novel so far in the
Michael McPherson
Even though this short story was written for an anthology with a middle school audience, it's a great read for adults too. It painted a vivid world, and the lead character lived in an exciting and dangerous time. It was a universe I would like to visit. I wanted to know what would happen after the story resolved itself.
Nov 15, 2011 T.S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Douglas Smith that I have read, I found it as a free read on Amazon KIndle and am thoroughly pleased that I did. Although it is a short read, it was fast paced,intriguing and the story compact.
I couldn't stop reading once I'd started.
Julie Ramsey
Jan 20, 2013 Julie Ramsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done

Jigsaw. The story starts out in a world that

can travel to the stars. One person who loves

puzzles, then is given a puzzle to solve. She's a

very smart scientist. She looks at the world as

if everything is a Jigsaw puzzle too be solved.

There is where the story begins.

Book is easy to understand and easy to read.

You can guess what's happening next so I found

it cute but not taxing enough a story. Good thing

it was short, it didn't take long to read.
No rough language, YA approved.

Cookie: Nat
Nice little kids' scifi story, illustrating the theory of tectonic plates - read it as a freebie from amazon on my Kindle. It passed the time on one of my daily commutes very well. The background notion of an advanced and extremely ancient civilization (the "wormers") who may or may not be encouraging mankind into deep-space exploration, is quite intriguing - perhaps it is a feature of the author's universe for which this free story is likely a teaser?
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