The Green and the Gray

The Green and the Gray

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Timothy Zahn has crafted a fresh, suspenseful tale of an alien feud in New York City that is about to spiral out of control. The Greens and Grays have been living in the shadows of New York for seventy-five years. Each group believes that it is the sole survivor of a devastating war between these two ancient enemies. When the two groups discover the presence of their enemy, they come to an uneasy truce, which depends on the sacrifice of twelve-year-old Melantha Green. But at the last moment, Melantha is rescued and thrust upon an unsuspecting young married couple, Roger and Caroline Whittier. Armed with uncanny powers and advanced technology, the truce coalition is desperate to get Melantha back. But the Whittiers have vowed to protect her, and they enlist the aid of a sawy NYPD detective and a former Ellis Island clerk who's known about the aliens since they first came to New York. The stakes are larger than they can know, as a war threatens to explode that could annihilate both groups and destroy much of New York City as well. Unlikely allies, unlikely heroes, they have just one week to prevent a war unlike any the world has ever seen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 31.24mm | 258.55g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765346451
  • 9780765346452
  • 2,360,893

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"Mixes fantasy and contemporary adventure very well, creating something both entertaining and interesting. A very enjoyable read." --Fantastica Daily on "The Green and the Gray""Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Dragon and Thief" "The direction Manta's Gift ultimately takes is inventive and unexpected . . . Zahn plays out his suspense as deftly as always, building a tense situation and ultimately defusing it in believable and pleasing ways.""--Locus" on "Manta's Gift" "YA readers looking for more than the usual SF action-adventure should be well pleased."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Manta's Gift" "The author of "Angelmass" brings a new twist to a classic tale of human-alien encounter, combining fast-paced action and hard science with personal drama. A good choice for most sf collections." --"Library Journal" on "Manta's Gift" "Another thoroughly literate sf yarn from Zahn." --"Booklist" on "Manta's Gift" ""Angelmass" is thus a serious SF novel sneakily posing as an enormous golden-age thrill ride." --"Locus "on "Angelmass" "Zahn paints every futuristic detail with gleamy realism and mock scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk. Once underway, immensely appealing." --"Kirkus Reviews" on "Angelmass" "Through in-depth characterization, as well as toothsome scientific and political mysteries, Zahn unfold an intricate tale of adventure sure to please his many fans."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Angelmass" "The latest novel by the award-winning author of the first published "Star Wars" trilogy, this combines fast-paced action with believable characters to produce a first-rate sf space adventure that belongs in most libraries." --"Library Journal" on "Angelmass" "This very solid, very readable SF novel delivers the essential kick of the best work in the genre, and it would be encouraging if that larger audience picked this book up as well. It certainly delivers all the qualities of the best SF adventure writing. Recommended."--"Asimov's SF Magazine" on "Angelmass"
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About Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn has won a Hugo Award for his novella, "Cascade Point"; he's also the author of the all-time best-selling "Star Wars" novel, "Heir to the Empire." His original work, including such novels as "Angelmass," "Manta's Gift," and the Dragonback series, is enormously popular, combining hard-SF ideas, characters you really care about, compulsively readable stories, and exciting action. He currently resides in coastal Oregon.
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750 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 25% (184)
4 34% (253)
3 32% (239)
2 9% (67)
1 1% (7)
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