currently i am reading Pandoras Star, loving it. always been a huge sci fi fan but mostly movies and tv but always read fantasy novels, just wanted a change. ive been loving Pandoras Star but the thing i wanted more in it was mysterious space voyage exploration. let me explain. as the ship was heading to the dyson stars i was getting excited about what they would discover, and then it was all over way too quick. no sooner had the got there than they were heading home. and then the second time they go there its even faster. i want a novel where some ship or ships head off to explore and discover unexpected things, races, wars. basically a voyage into the mysterious or unknown, and epic. good modern writing also. names and very brief synopsis?