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Icarus (Astronomicon)

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The epic Astronomicon Universe continues to grow with this standalone book telling the story of the Icarus. Set in 2078, whilst working the Trojan asteroid cloud, Captain Taylor and the crew of the deep space mining vessel Icarus discover a mysterious prototype ship drifting in space that has suffered a catastrophic failure.

Battling the dangers of the asteroid field, the I
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Shake-the-Tree
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Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Paul Vincent has come up with an original idea (at least to me). Set in the near future, the story involves two space agencies, one a European Union operation involving multiple countries and another for the USA. Of course, the US has developed a "black-project" spaceship, the Oppenheimer, but it's lost in space. The US agency goes to the European (primarily British) group to enlist their help in finding it.

The British project chief is grateful to get the money required to complete their own shi
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Set in the near future after a limited colonisation of the Solar System, this novel blends hard science-fiction and reasonable speculation with a layered international conspiracy.

A stand-alone novel in the Astronomican series. When the mining vessel Icarus detects a distress signal in the Trojan asteroid cloud, Captain Taylor attempts to offer aid, despite the risks. But when the missing craft turns out to be using an experimental drive, the d
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Currently writing the Astronomicon series of Science Fiction Novels, covering human exploration and developments over the next few decades. "The Beginning", "Distant Relatives", "Those Left Behind" and "Icarus" have already been published.

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I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon (UK) in the early 70s. That’s the same town in which the great William Shakespeare was born,