A Grey Moon Over China
Army engineer Eduardo Torres is caught up in the world's raging oil wars when he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This remarkable device could slow civilization's inevitable descent into environmental disaster, but Torres has other plans. Forming a private army, he uses the device to revive an abandoned space colonization effort in an ambitious campaign to lead humanity to a new life in a distant solar system. The massive endeavour faces many challenges before the fleet finally embarks for the Holzstein System many light-years away. But even as the feuding colonists struggle to carve out homes on alien worlds, they discover that they have not left their old conflicts and inner demons behind. Nor are they alone on this new frontier. Awaiting them are inhuman beings who strike without warning or explanation - and who may spell the end to humanity's last hope. Epic in scope, yet filled with searing human drama and emotion, "A Grey Moon Over China" is a monumental science fiction saga by an amazing new talent. Its initial publication by Black Heron Press was named one of the 'Best Books of 2006' by "Kirkus Reviews".
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 165.1 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
- 08 Jun 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Inventive, disturbing, intriguingly populated, and utterly fascinating: an altogether remarkable debut." - Kirkus Review (Starred Review)"
About Thomas A. Day
THOMAS A. DAY works as a forensic software and intellectual property analyst, serving as an expert witness in high-stakes technology litigation. He lives with his wife and two sons in Portland, Oregon.