Can anyone help me identify what novel this might be?

From what I can remember it was about a group of human colonists who leave earth using some kind of teleportation technology with their ship. Some ships teleport into a star, black hole, or just interstellar space. But some end up in a solar system.

I can't remember why the colonists are leaving, perhaps a dying earth situation.

This story follows a ship who finds a frozen planet that has alien ruins. Some members of the ship experience some kind of telepathy? The alien structures calling out to them maybe?

I may have read this in the mid 2000s?

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. Do you happen to recall the cover art? Is the teleportation technology part of the ship? Is it one-way or can the ships return?
    – DavidW
    Feb 22 at 17:40
  • Hi! I can't remember any artwork, unfortunately. I think it was a one-way trip, so no ship could get back home (or try another jump.)
    – Malakai
    Feb 22 at 17:45
  • The classic book with people in ships teleporting randomly of course is Pohl's Gateway, but the rest of the details don't match. Feb 22 at 18:15
  • @DanielRoseman That was part of the reason I asked about ships returning. :)
    – DavidW
    Feb 22 at 18:23
  • Maybe something in this list? tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlindJump
    – Shawn
    Feb 23 at 0:13


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