THE CYBORG FROM EARTH
Higher Education by Charles Sheffield and Jerry Pournelle launched the Jupiter™ novels: an ongoing program of exciting science fiction novels based on real science and a positive vision of tomorrow. The Cyborg from Earth explores an exciting new future filled with tremendous dangers and possibilities.
Heir to a powerful dynasty, Jefferson Kopal has never lived up to his family's expectations. Tradition dictates that, like his long-lost father, Jeff should serve with distinction in the deep-space navy, but when Jeff blows his entrance exams, he assumes his future is over.
But if he's such a screwup, why is he tapped by the navy for an urgent mission to the farthest depths of outer space Why send the "black sheep" to deal with the threat of rebellious cyborgs Something's not quite right, and Jeff has to figure out what's really going on—if he lasts that long.