Saturn Run - John Sandford & Ctein

Saturn Run

By John Sandford & Ctein

  • Release Date: 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Adventure
4 Score: 4 (From 460 Ratings)


“Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.” --Stephen King

For fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times–bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein. 
Over the course of thirty-seven books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more, in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying.
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do.
A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out.
The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins—an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect—and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense.


  • Good read.

    By 马克多路能
    Especially after playing Kerbal Space Program, I loved the hard science. Character development was very good. I dropped a star because the actual alien interaction was disappointing.
  • Saturn Run

    By Fsatt
    Enough science to make the fiction interesting, plausible, and very enjoyable. Even the politics, though fictional, were believable. Loved it.
  • Couldn’t put it down.

    By Nick4795
    Great read. Right mix of action, humanity, politics, and science.
  • Great! Sci-fi at its best.

    By Cap'n Robert
    Heinlein would have loved it.
  • Space Prey (not)

    By Crzyhrt
    Pretty good plotting like a real Sandford book, but without fully developed characters like Lucas Davenport or Virgil Flowers the book remains two dimensional.
  • Misleading

    By Tornadoster
    I was looking for a book dealing with a "first contact scenario", and all I got was "rocket science". There was little discussion on alien technologies , just rocket science.
  • Absolutely stunning

    By TommyPePe
    I started reading Sci Fi in the late 70's, and have been doing so ever since. Saturn Run is one of the finest I have ever read, right up there at the top 10 list.
  • Good scifi

    By Hiker1973
    One of the better stories I have read in a while.
  • Saturn Run

    By Yxurghaout
  • Grest idea

    By guitarboat
    Wonderful story idea. Fine speculative fiction, but, alas, complete misfire with regard to the conclusion.