A riveting exploration of what it means to be an alien...and what it means to be human. Explorers sent deep into the interior of a moon-sized alien visitor may wind up dead before they discover the visitor's secrets. The team includes a woman who received several bionic replacements after an accident and the man she blames for the accident. Could be thought of as Rendezvous with Rama meets A Journey to the Center of the Earth. On the Science Fiction Chronicle best of year list. Chosen by the New York Public Library as one of their Best Books for Young Adults. Winner of the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award. Reached the preliminary Nebula Award ballot. Science Fiction Book Club selection.
Praise for Reckoning Infinity
"A taut, solidly written adventure with well-handled character interactions...this is his best outing so far."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Stith] has always had a real talent for describing bizarre environments...will offer fans of hard SF much to satisfy their sense of wonder."Publishers Weekly
"John Stith is among the finest writers of hard science fiction in the world. ... In what can best be described as `The Six-Million Dollar Woman' meets `Rendezvous with Rama,' Stith will keep you turning the pages as he reveals the marvels of an alien `moonscape.'"Rocky Mountain News
"vividly imagined, from the big opening scenes of the shuttle-habitat collision, to the descriptions of the medical procedures used to save Alis's life, to the small details of working (and being injured) in spacesuits."Locus