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Ahni Huang is hunting for her brother's killer. As a class nine empath with advanced biogenetic augmentation, she has complete mental and physical control of her body, and can read other people's intentions before they can even think them. Ahni soon finds though, that there are deceptions behind deceptions, and in the middle of this lies the fate of her brother.Earth is in the midst of a political struggle between the World Council, which governs humankind, and the Platforms, which orbit high above Earth. On the Platform New York Up, "upsider" life is different. They have their own culture, values, and ambitions-and now they want their independence from Earth. On upsider leader, Dane Nilson, is determined to accomplish this goal, but he has a secret, one that could condemn him to death. When Ahni stumbles upon Dane during her quest for vengeance, her fate becomes inextricably linked to his. Together they must delve beyond the intrigue and manipulative schemes to get to the core of truth; a truth that will shape the future of the Platforms and shatter any preconceived notions of what defines the human race.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 104.14 x 165.1 x 27.94mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765355159
  • 9780765355157
  • 1,403,172

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Praise for "Horizons" "Superbly constructed piece of work. . .Rosenblum knows how to keep a reader's interest piqued. The world-building is excellent stuff, ripe for enjoyable continuations." -"Vector" "It's a tale of revolution and restraint that should satisfy any Heinlein fan."Horizons" presents an excellently crafted world. Along with authors like Ben Bova [Rosenblum is] charting the near space future with solid characters at the helm and lot of good insights into the world of tomorrow." --"SFRevu" "Immensely satisfying with its cast of intelligent, sympathetic characters, its attention to detail, and its clear and efficient style. . .[Rosenblum's] most successful novel to date." --"Locus" "Well-done tale of politics in near-Earth orbit . . . . An entertaining tale. . . . Rosenblum . . .provides a fascinating picture of how humanity might develop in zero gravity." -"Publishers Weekly" "Mary Rosenblum's "Horizons" offers a thought-provoking adventure with an equally unusual main character who is not who she thinks she is as she sets out to avenge a death that never happened in orbital "worlds" that are developing their own unique flora and fauna -- as well as another step in human evolution." --L. E. Modesitt, Jr. "A smart, sexy, and savvy future thriller from one of the best new writers in science fiction, people by real human characters with psychological complexity and emotional depth, and driven by a plot that races ahead like a runaway train." -Gardner Dozois"Well researched, well written SF--- and with great characters, pacing, and action. This is Mary Rosenblum's absolute best." -Walter John Williams on "Horizons" "An intricate, treacherous, and ultimately subversive book, not only in whom you can trust, but in what is being subverted." -Michael Flynn on "Horizons " ""Horizons" is a sure winner. It has it all: believable tech, plausibly detailed and complex politics, and engaging characters. If you want to know what the human future might actually look like -- this could well be it." -Nancy Kressshow more

About Mary Rosenblum

A Hugo Award finalist and winner of the "Asimov's" Readers Award, MARY ROSENBLUM lives in the Pacific Northwest.show more

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137 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 15% (21)
4 43% (59)
3 31% (42)
2 9% (12)
1 2% (3)
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