TWO UNLIKELY HEROES
When survey pilot John Bandicutlalis Into a cavern on Triton, his life changes forever . . . and for an alien quarx, one hundred million years of solitude suddenly comes to an end.
The quarx, part of an eons-old interstellar civilization that use advanced chaos theory to predict catastrophic events, cannot by itself prevent the cometary collision that threatens to devastate the Earth. John Bandicut must help this strange disembodied alien, knowing that Humanity's very existence rides on the result. He has to break all the rules and sacrifice everything he has ever known or loved to prevent a cataclysm that neither he nor any human can possibly detect.
Hurtling across our solar system at incredible speed in a stolen ship, Bandicut can only hope that his desperate gamble will save the Earth. Even it he doesn't live to see it again.
"Those that read this one will surely return for a second helping . . . Carver has a fascinating vehicle here, he's going someplace interesting, and there are still seats available. Grab one."
—Thomas A. Easton, Analog