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Alpha Centauri

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The year is 2239 and the overburdened Earth groans beneath the weight of 200 billion people. By century's end, the human race will have ceased to exist.

The last salvation of humanity is traveling with the crew of the starship Mother Night, on a colonizing mission to Alpha Centauri.

But a terrorist plague has infiltrated the ship, planting the seeds of failure and extinction in every man and woman on board.

And a miraculous relic of an earlier doomed race awaits them of journey's end: a puzzling and impossibly ancient artifact that offers hope beyond all mortal comprehension. . .or stands as a grim harbinger of the impending death of everything human.

From the visionary co-authors of Iris and White Light comes a remarkable sf adventure that explosively combines danger, suspense, political and sexual intrigue as it moves ingenious concepts and unforgettable characters across the cosmos at light speed.

Synopsis:

This provocative and remarkable sf adventure explosively combines danger, suspense, political and sexual intrigue, ingenious concepts and unforgettable characters. In the year 2239, when the human race faces extinction on an overburdened Earth, the last salvation of the species is traveling with the crew of Mother Night on a colonizing mission to Alpha Centauri. But a terrorist plague has infiltrated the ship, and the seeds of failure and extinction have been planted in every man and woman aboard. And at their journey's end, a miraculous relic of an earlier doomed race awaits them — a puzzling and impossibly ancient artifact that offers hope beyond mortal comprehension...or stands as a grim harbinger of the impending death of everything human.

About the Author

William Barton is the author of several fiction novels, including The Transmigration of Souls and Acts of Conscience. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Mr. Barton and Mr. Capobianco have collaborated on four novels: Iris, Fellow Travelor, Alpha Centauri and White Light.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380782055
Author:
Barton, William
Author:
Capobianco, Michael
Publisher:
Eos
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science / General
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.95x4.24x1.23 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This provocative and remarkable sf adventure explosively combines danger, suspense, political and sexual intrigue, ingenious concepts and unforgettable characters. In the year 2239, when the human race faces extinction on an overburdened Earth, the last salvation of the species is traveling with the crew of Mother Night on a colonizing mission to Alpha Centauri. But a terrorist plague has infiltrated the ship, and the seeds of failure and extinction have been planted in every man and woman aboard. And at their journey's end, a miraculous relic of an earlier doomed race awaits them — a puzzling and impossibly ancient artifact that offers hope beyond mortal comprehension...or stands as a grim harbinger of the impending death of everything human.
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