Ambitious ideas-driven space opera from the stylistic master of British SF.
In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core. Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions - the power-holders of the ReUnited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power and the Religious Witnesses - all see advantages to be gained.
But what awesome technology started the star on its journey half a million years ago - and why?
About the Author
Paul McAuley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, Sidewise and John W. Campbell Awards. He gave up his position as a research biologist to write full-time. He lives in London.
Series: Gollancz Space Opera Collection
Number Of Pages: 419
Published: 2nd April 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.322