A Darkling Sea

Version: Unabridged
Author: James L. Cambias
Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2015
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 34 minutes
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Beneath a sky of ice, three worlds collide.

On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don’t disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they’re free to conduct their missions in peace.

But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war.

Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives—and the future of human exploration—is anything but certain.

Author Details

Author Details

Cambias, James L.

James L. Cambias, the author of "A Darkling Sea, " has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and the 2001 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He lives in Western Massachusetts.