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A Grey Moon over Chinaby Thomas Day
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Army engineer Eduardo Torres is caught up in the worlds raging oil wars when he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This remarkable device could slow civilizations inevitable descent into environmental disaster, but Torres has other plans. Forming a private army, he uses the device to revive an abandoned space colonization effort in an ambitious campaign to lead humanity to a new life in a distant solar system.
The massive endeavor faces many challenges before the fleet finally embarks for the Holzstein System many light-years away. But even as the feuding colonists struggle to carve out homes on alien worlds, they discover that they have not left their old conflicts and inner demons behind.
Nor are they alone on this new frontier. Awaiting them are inhuman beings who strike without warning or explanation--and who may spell the end of humanitys last hope.
Epic in scope, yet filled with searing human drama and emotion, A Grey Moon Over China is a monumental science fiction saga by an amazing new talent. Its original publication by Black Heron Press was named one of the “Best Books of 2006" by Kirkus Reviews.
"First published in 2006 by Black Heron Press, Day's intense debut opens in the year 2027 with the world on the verge of economic and environmental collapse as nations wage war over a rapidly diminishing oil supply. Army engineer Eduardo Torres accidentally discovers plans for a quantum battery, which could solve Earth's energy crisis. Instead of sharing it, Torres sets up his own rogue state, builds a fleet of starships and takes them through a wormhole to the Holzstein System, only to be attacked first by other humans and then by what appear to be aliens determined to destroy humankind. Though marred by a few technological improbabilities, this well-written, decidedly grim novel is replete with strong, thorny characters, fast-paced action sequences and rich descriptions of human folly and true heroism." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[Presents] a grimly optimistic picture of the future while telling the personal stories of his characters as they struggle to make their way in an uncertain world." Library Journal
"A Grey Moon Over Chinapaints an engrossing high-tech-decaying-into-low-tech future, with lots of Machiavellian intrigue and a fascinating struggle by humans to understand their machines."Entertainment Weekly
"Inventive, disturbing, intriguingly populated, and utterly fascinating: an altogether remarkable debut." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Epic in scope, yet filled with searing human drama and emotion, "A Grey Moon Over China" is a monumental science fiction saga by an amazing new talent.
About the Author
Thomas A. Day works as a forensic software and intellectual property analyst, serving as an expert witness in high-stakes technology litigation. He lives with his wife and two sons in Portland, Oregon.
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