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"When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he's orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he's surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still--that he's been asleep for 14,000 years. Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for millenia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby's brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Description: 351 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780765337269
Branch Call Number: Schr
Additional Contributors: Schroeder, Karl, 1962- Lockstep


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Oct 26, 2017

YA - read!

Dec 07, 2016

I liked the concept, I liked the references to the science fiction greats (Barsoom and the Robotic Laws) but the book was very immature. I hesitate to call it YA but it was definitely a teen hero, love interest, save the world type of book and not near dense enough to make it a great read.

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