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Publisher Comments:

Kevin J. Anderson's New York Times bestselling books set in the Star Wars and X-Files universes and his collaborations with Brian Herbert on the new Dune novels have made him one of science fiction's most wildly popular writers. Now Anderson brings the classic tradition of grand space adventure to an epic new creation: a vast panorama of galactic civilization facing imminent war.

Having colonized the worlds of the spiral arm, the three branches of humanity — the Earth-based Terran Hanseatic League, the telepathic Green Priests of Theroc, and the fiercely rebellious, starship-dwelling Roamers — consider themselves lords of creation. After all, humans share the galaxy with only two alien species, one harmless and one extinct. The benign Ildirans are an ancient, senescent civilization, while the Klikiss vanished ages before, leaving behind vast ruins filled with technological wonders but no clues to their mysterious disappearance.

So humans, ambitious for new territory, see the galaxy as theirs for the taking. And when two xeno-archaeologists discover a Klikiss device that can convert gas giant planets into new, life-giving suns, the humans promptly put their new technology to the test. The result is hideous beyond imagination... For the supposedly uninhabitable gas giants are the homeworlds of another alien species — the hydrogues. Infinitely more advanced than the Ildirans, supremely more powerful than the Klikiss, and now the victims of accidental genocide, the hydrogues don't seek explanations, apologies, or reparations. Instead, armadas of invincible, city-sized warships emerge from their gaseous worlds with a single purpose: to annihilate every last human — whether Earth-based, Theron, or Roamer.

Suddenly, humans need allies, but the Klikiss can't help them and the Ildirans won't. In their pride, the upstart worlds of man have misunderstood the brutal realities of the galaxy...and now face their own impending doom.

Review:

"We find it wondrously imagined and zip-driven in paper-thin rose. Loyalists will leap aboard and groan with delight at a cliffhanger ending that arrives all too soon." Kirkus Reviews

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The author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Dune: House Atreides" and "Star Wars: Darksaber" delivers the first book in an all new epic sci-fi trilogy.

Synopsis:

Having colonized other worlds, humans are certain the galaxy is theirs for the taking. But they soon discover the horrifying price of their arrogance when a scientific experiment awakens the wrath of the previously unknown Hydrogues and begins a war.

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of Climbing Olympus and many other novels, including the New York Times bestselling "Jedy Academy" trilogy. His science fiction novel Assemblers of Infinity, written with Doug Beason, was a finalist for the Nebula Award, and his short fiction has appeared in magazines and collections including Full Spectrum, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and many more. He is also a technical writer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, and has published a number of articles in Astronomy Magazine and the Materials Research Society's technical journal, MRS Bulletin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446528627
Author:
Anderson, Kevin J.
Publisher:
Orbit
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Saga of Seven Suns
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20071101
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in.

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Product details 672 pages Aspect/Warner Books - English 9780446528627 Reviews:
"Review" by , "We find it wondrously imagined and zip-driven in paper-thin rose. Loyalists will leap aboard and groan with delight at a cliffhanger ending that arrives all too soon."
"Synopsis" by , The author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Dune: House Atreides" and "Star Wars: Darksaber" delivers the first book in an all new epic sci-fi trilogy.
"Synopsis" by , Having colonized other worlds, humans are certain the galaxy is theirs for the taking. But they soon discover the horrifying price of their arrogance when a scientific experiment awakens the wrath of the previously unknown Hydrogues and begins a war.
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