Allen M. Steele

Synopsis of Coyote

Coyote marks a dramatic new turn in the career of Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning Author of Chronospace. Epic in scope, passionate in its conviction, and set against a backdrop of plausible events, it tells the brilliant story of Earth's first interstellar colonists-and the mysterious planet that becomes their home...

The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked-by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

Captain R.E. Lee, their leader. Colonel Gill Reese, the soldier sent to stop Lee. Les Gilles, the senior communications officer, a victim of a mistake that will threaten the entire mission. Crewman Eric Gunther, who has his own agenda for being aboard. His daughter, Wendy, a teenager who will grow up too quickly. Jorge and Rita Montero, ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. And their son Carlos, who will become a hero in spite of himself.

After almost two-and-a-half centuries in cold sleep, they will awaken above their destination: a habitable world named Coyote. A planet that will test their strength, their beliefs, and their very humanity...

In Coyote, Allen Steele delivers a grand novel of galactic adventure-a tale of life on the newest of frontiers.

Reviews of Coyote

83% of the best space-exploration novels in recent memory. -- Mark Graham, The Rocky Mountain News

Fun and difficult to put down. -- Henry Leon Lazarus, Tome Of Lazarus -

...while Steele's stories and characters are emotionally satisfying, there are also annoying logical and factual flaws. -- D. Douglas Fratz,

Allen Steele has written a fine work that appeals to the patriotic spirit. -- Harriet Klausner, BookBrowser

Allen Steele is always worth paying attention to, and Coyote is exactly the sort of humanity reaching out into the universe story that I enjoy the most. -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu

It's a subversive grand adventure, both intelligent and emotionally involving. -- Claude, Infinity Plus