Emissaries from the Dead
Two murders have occurred on One One One, an artificial ecosystem created by the universe's dominant AIs to house several engineered species, including a violent, sentient race of sloth-like creatures. Under order from the Diplomatic Corps, Counselor Andrea Cort has come to this cylinder world where an indentured human community hangs suspended high above a poisoned, acid atmosphere. Her assignment is to choose a suitable homicide suspect from among those who have sold their futures to escape existences even worse than this one. And no matter where the trail leads her she must do nothing to implicate the hosts, who hold the power to obliterate humankind in an instant. But Andrea Cort is not about to hold back in her hunt for a killer. For she has nothing to lose and harbors no love for her masters or fellow indentures. And she herself has felt the terrible exhilaration of taking life . . . .
- Paperback | 387 pages
- 107.19 x 172.72 x 27.43mm | 195.04g
- 29 Aug 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
"The most powerful science fiction novel of the year."--Michael A. Burstein
About Adam-Troy Castro
Adam-Troy Castro has been recognized for many of his short stories including "Baby Girl Diamond" (nominated for the Bram Stoker Award) and "The Funereal March of the Marionettes" (nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1998). "The Astronaut from Wyoming," a collaboration with Jerry Oltion, appeared in ANALOG and was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2000. EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD will be his first novel. He lives in Florida with his wife, Judi, and their four cats.