David S. Goyer is a screenwriter, film director and comic book writer. His screenplays include: Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Flash. He is currently working on the next Batman film.
Michael Cassutt is a TV producer, screenwriter and author. TV work includes producing, writing or both for: The Outer Limits, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Twilight Zone. Cassutt has also written over 30 short stories, mostly in the SF/F genre.
THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN In 2016 a pair of amateur astronomers spot an unidentified object an object one hundred kilometres across and heading towards Earth. As it approaches, NASA and the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition race to land vehicles on the unexplored surface. With power, money and politics behind each mission, both crews have orders to stop at nothing to get there first. Zack Stewart, NASA's team leader, is determined to succeed. But as they're about to land, violent explosions from the meteorite's surface propel it directly into Earth's orbit. Analysis shows the explosions were timed and deliberate but by whom and why? As the world holds its breath, Zack makes a discovery that will change the course of humanity...forever.
THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE IS TO SURVIVE... When an unidentified object is spotted hurtling towards Earth, two rival teams race to claim it. But the affectionately-named `Keanu' conceals dangerous secrets. Instead of barren rock, astronauts discover a giant ship with an extra-terrestrial crew. A ship with a mission and a message: help us. A brave new frontier beckons, but it comes at a price. Without explanation, small groups of humans are transported from earth's scientific communities to Keanu's interior. Their first task is to stay alive. Their second, to explore their new home and locate their keepers. But above all, as the ship starts to break down around them, they must figure out why they were brought here and forge a path home.
Mankind's first contact with extraterrestrial life led to an incredible revelation. Their last may lead them to extinction. Twenty years have passed since the mysterious Near-Earth Object nicknamed Keanu appeared in the night sky and transported an assortment of humans from all over Earth into its interior. There they discovered that Keanu was an immense long-range spaceshipand they were not its only inhabitants. They joined forces with the aliens called the Architects, who had come from a distant galaxy to seek help in fighting the vicious Reivers. And they defeated themor so they thought.Now Keanu has reestablished contact with Earthand discovered that the Reivers have, in fact, taken over the planet, placing most of the population under their dominion. A few scattered pockets of humanity, constantly in danger of being assimilated, have mounted a resistance.As the Reivers prepare a devastating strike against the Architects, Rachel Stewart, who grew up in Keanu, leads a small band of human survivors in an attempt to infiltrate the massive Reiver fortress in the American West. But their only hope for victory may yet be somewhere inside the NEO.If the men and women still in Keanu cannot find it, humanity will be finished. And the galaxy will be next.
THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE IS TO SURVIVE When an unidentified object is spotted hurtling towards Earth, two rival teams race to claim it. But the affectionately-named Keanu conceals astonishing and dangerous secrets. Instead of barren rock, astronauts discover a giant ship with an extra-terrestrial crew. A ship that had headed to Earth with a mission and a message: Help Us. A brave new frontier beckons, but we are about to learn that it comes with a price. Without warning or explanation, small groups of humans are transported from the competing scientific communities of Houston and Bangalore to the vast interior habitats of Keanu. Their first task is to stay alive. Their second, to explore the potential of their strange new home and locate their keepers. But most significantly of all, as the ship starts to break down around them, they must figure out why they were brought here and forge a path home. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES `Recalls Arthur C. Clarke at his heights ... Better still, there's more to come!' Gregory Benford `Goyer and Cassutt offer a compelling yarn about first contact in the near future' David Brin `A compulsive read... Goyer and Cassutt know their craft well' SciFiNow `Full of unexpected twists and turns that lead to a thrilling conclusion' Booklist
When it first appeared, the astronomers named the asteroid Keanu.A Near-Earth Object from a distant constellation, it was headed directly toward our sun.But when we went to meet it, Keanu turned out to be far more than a huge rock hurtling through space. . . .The two teams of astronauts sent to explore Keanu discovered it is, in fact, a spacecrafta giant ship with an alien crew. A ship traveling toward Earth with a mission and a message: Help us. A brave new frontier beckons. But we are about to learn that it comes with a price. . . . Without warning, the aliens transport small groups of humans from the competing scientific communities of Houston, Texas, and Bangalore, India, to the vast interior habitats of Keanu. The first challenge for those transported is to survive. The second, to discover why the Architectsthe unknown, unseen aliens controlling the asteroidbrought them there. And soon a third challenge emerges: They must find a way to take control of Keanu. Because the NEO is moving againaway from Earth. The Architects are headed home....
It was sighted three years ago in the southern sky. An object one hundred kilometers across, originating from the Octans constellation, on a trajectory for our sun. Now its journey is almost over. And humanity's journey is about to begin.As the Near-Earth Objectdubbed ';Keanu'approaches, two manned vehicles race through almost half a million kilometers of space to reach it first and land on the frozen, desolate surface: NASA's Destiny, originally designed for flights to the Moon and Mars, and the untested lunar ship Brahma, representing the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition. Both crews have orders to do whatever it takes to triumphantly claim Keanu as their own. But when the competing missions both arrive on the contested entity, they find that Keanu is much more than a simple rock hurtling through the blackness. It has been sent toward Earth for a reason. A vastly more intelligent race is desperately attempting to communicate with our primitive species. And its interstellar courier carries a message that the very core of humanity has responded to since time began.From the Compact Disc edition.