By Charles Sheffield
Set within the universe as Sheffield's past novel Cold As Ice, darkish As Day is a troublesome technological know-how fiction novel set 30 years after the nice warfare, and interplanetary struggle that almost destroyed the total human race, and left horrifyingly risky guns caches to threaten human survival.
The sun procedure is eventually improving from the nice conflict - a struggle that devastated the planets and approximately burnt up the human race - and the inhabitants of the outer moons, orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, is starting to be.
On a kind of moons, Alex Ligon, scion of an exceptional interplanetary buying and selling kin has constructed a perfectly exact new inhabitants version, and can't wait till the newly reconstituted "Seine," the interlinked community of desktops that spans the planets and moons and asteroids, comes again on-line. but if it does, and he extends his ideal version a century into the long run, it predicts the whole destruction of the human race.
On one other moon, the hunt for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is going on, undaunted by way of generations of failure. And to her amazement, Millie Wu, a tender genius newly recruited to the undertaking, has discovered a sign . . . a sign that's coming from open air the sun system.
And in his new retreat on a minor moon of Saturn, the cranky genius Rustam Battacharyia continues to be amassing guns from the nice warfare. He thinks he can have came upon an unforeseen new one...but he will have to disarm it prior to it destroys the Sun.
“Sheffield leads us during the e-book together with his traditional wit, impeccable technology, and command of the language. it really is tough to consider anyone who's writing not easy sf nowadays considerably greater than he is.” —Booklist
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Dark as Day (Cold As Ice) by Charles Sheffield