City of Pearl (Paperback)
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Short Description for City of Pearl A talented new voice in science fiction pens a sensational debut novel of war, religion, first contact, and ecology. "A stellar debut."--Jack McDevitt, author of "Deepsix." Original.
- Published: 31 March 2004
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780060541699 ISBN 10: 0060541695
- Sales rank: 136,267
Full description for City of Pearl
Three separate alien societies have claimson Cavanagh's Star. But the new arrivals -- the gethes from Earth -- now threaten thetenuous balance of a coveted world.Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to lead a mission to Cavanagh's Star, knowing that 150 years would elapse before she could finally return home. But her landing, with a small group of scientists and Marines, has not gone unnoticed by Aras, the planet's designated guardian. An eternally evolving world himself, this sad, powerful being has already obliterated millions of alien interlopers and their great cities to protect the fragile native population. Now Shan and her party -- plus the small colony of fundamentalist humans who preceded them -- could face a similar annihilation . . . or a fate far worse. Because Aras possesses a secret of the blood that would be disastrous if it fell into human hands -- if the gethes survive the impending war their coming has inadvertently hastened.