The Tenth Planet by Dean Wesley SmithThe Tenth Planet by Dean Wesley Smith

The Tenth Planet

byDean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Paperback | May 29, 1999

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A science fiction saga set on near-future Earth, The Tenth Planet challenges our basic beliefs about the solar system and ultimately our place in the universe with cutting-edge astronomy, blockbuster action, and high drama.

After a deep-space satellite mysteriously stops transmitting, the Hubble III telescope picks up a startling image. Astronomers don't know what the strange object is—only that it orbits past Earth every two millennia.
Meanwhile, archaeologist Leo Cross has discovered peculiar layers of black residue at dig sites around the globe. Stranger still, these thin bands occur like clockwork every 2,006 years, coinciding with some of the world's darkest moments in history.
We have six months to prepare for the next arrival. This time we know something is coming. This time we have weapons to defend us.
This time we'll be wrong . . . again.
Dean Wesley Smith is the editor of the previous three Strange New Worlds anthologies as well as many other works of science fiction. His "Star Trek" credits include "Captain Proton", "Double Helix Book 2", &"New Earth Book 2 & 5".
Title:The Tenth PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 29, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345485157

ISBN - 13:9780345485151

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderfully crafted alien invasion story I found this book randomly, having always been a fan of "10th planet" theories. Finding a sci-fi novel about it just as my interest had peaked that day was a pleasant surprise. An even more pleasant surprise was how much I enjoyed story. It got to the point that I now have all 3 books and immensely enjoy re-reading them.
Date published: 2018-07-15