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A Tale of Humans In a Universe of Ubiquitous Alien Life

Intelligence, it turns out, is rare—on planetary surfaces. It thrives everywhere else, from the Oort-cloud fringes of star systems to the magma furnaces beneath planetary crusts. And among the most powerful of the galaxys intelligences, there are profound differences of opinion about how to deal with surface life-forms such as human beings.

For, untold light years from Earth, the powers that rule the universe have been, for millennia, plucking humans (and other intelligent beings) from Earth and forcibly resettling them in a number of star systems close to one another, leaving them to develop on their own. A few generations ago, a small cadre of humans from Earths 21st century arrived in this “Second Sphere” on their own power—the first humans ever to do so. Their descendants have formed the “Cosmonaut” class that dominates Mingulay. Now, two hundred years later, Gregor Cairns and a small group of associates have rediscovered faster-than-light travel and traveled to the star system next door. Theyre determined to find more of the original, mysteriously long-lived cosmonauts. They want answers. And for those answers, they intend to interrogate the gods.

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In humanity's future, intelligence thrives from the Oort-cloud fringes of star systems to the furnaces beneath planetary crusts--not on the surfaces. There are differences among the powerful intelligences on how to deal with surface life-forms such as human beings. When humans finally achieve space travel, they become involved in the politics of the gods.

About the Author

Ken MacLeod holds a degree in zoology and has worked in the fields of biomechanics and computer programming. His first two novels, The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal, each won the Prometheus Award; The Cassini Division was a finalist for the Nebula Award; and The Sky Road won the British Science Fiction Association Award and is a finalist for the Hugo Award. Dark Light continues the world of his fifth novel, Cosmonaut Keep. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765344960
Author:
MacLeod, Ken
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
MacLeod, Ken
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Space flight
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Engines of Light
Series Volume:
No. 2 of 3
Publication Date:
20030120
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by , In humanity's future, intelligence thrives from the Oort-cloud fringes of star systems to the furnaces beneath planetary crusts--not on the surfaces. There are differences among the powerful intelligences on how to deal with surface life-forms such as human beings. When humans finally achieve space travel, they become involved in the politics of the gods.
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