By Kim Stanley Robinson
The yr is 2312. medical and technological advances have opened gateways to a rare destiny. Earth isn't any longer humanity's basically domestic; new habitats were created during the sunlight procedure on moons, planets, and in among. yet during this 12 months, 2312, a series of occasions will strength humanity to confront its prior, its current, and its future.
The first occasion occurs on Mercury, at the urban of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an remarkable scale. it's an unforeseen dying, yet one who could have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it truly is an occasion that would switch her existence. Swan used to be a lady who designed worlds. Now she is going to be led right into a plot to break them.
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But he never solved the mystery of the luminous glow. Though the problem was swiftly overshadowed by the drama that was now unfolding, the sense of a missed opportunity would continue to haunt him for the rest of his life. Though he was occasionally tempted, he never mentioned it to any of his colleagues. But he did leave a sealed note for the next expedition, to be opened in 2133. ' said Mihailovich gleefully, as Floyd hurried to answer the Captain's summons. ' 'He'll grow it back on the way home,' snapped Floyd, who had no time for such trivialities at the moment.
There was one pistol shot, then a long silence.
But what can we do? We're on the other side of the Solar System. ' 'Much lower energy mission. Oh, they could just manage Europa, but with negligible payload. ' Floyd scarcely heard the Captain; he was still trying to assimilate this astonishing news. For the first time in half a century – and only for the second time in all history! – a ship had landed on the forbidden moon. And that prompted an ominous thought. ' 'I was wondering about that,' said the Captain glumly. ' 'That's the first thing that occurred to me.
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson