'The Guardians Of The Oort Cloud' is John Irvine's second novel, and represents Book Two of 'The Smith Chronicles'. Once again, Irvine writes with humour and compassion, while the characters are even more bizarre and wonderful than ever before. Mikita Smith has gone to Plaateux-5 to study the secrets of the Golden Circuit with the Guardians of the Oort Cloud. Meanwhile, back on Tapi-36 Jon-7 and Janeee Swish battle it out for the presidency of the planet, now that TAPCON is no more. But what has happened to Gompi? Why is he working for the Froome? And why does Polo need to find Mikita's brother, Kanï¿½? Find out in 'The Guardians Of The Oort Cloud' Book Two of 'The Smith Chronicles'.