what is this book?
July 26, 2006 10:18 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone remember this book from my childhood? I know it was by two authors, science fiction.

The book described a massive, red sphere that was discovered and was of unknown origin. a huge ship was constructed to transport it, i remember the ship being described built to withstand triple the force required to hold the sphere. eventually, the ship falls apart and the sphere sinks to the ocean floor. at the very end of the book, it turns out the sphere was a seed from another planet or something like that. ring any bells?
posted by lohmannn to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Ice Limit. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs. They haven't written the sequel, and it doesn't look like they are going to.
posted by drewcopeland at 12:09 AM on July 27, 2006

The authors say "We've received so many requests for a sequel, however, that we've changed our mind."

Meanwhile, they've written an online epilogue that takes the story a (very) small amount further.
posted by kurumi at 10:16 AM on July 27, 2006

Response by poster: thanks! that was it.
posted by lohmannn at 11:39 AM on July 27, 2006

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