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Nov 28, 2006
| ISBN 9780345495488
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Nov 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780345495488
In the early decades of the twenty-first century, the most commonly held truth is that knowledge is power. Yet a select few men and women begin to suspect what few will admit: we know nothing at all. The world’s oil resources have dwindled. The rich are turning richer and the power-mongers are becoming more powerful. China and the United States dominate the globe in a geopolitical chess match. The human mind has merged with the cybergrid, yet the human race seems not to have evolved much at all. Then, on a remote South American mountain, two scientists stumble on a grisly scene. Here, while trying to protect an ancient sacred rock, a primitive tribe has been slaughtered. No witnesses remain to reveal what could have inspired such carnage. Or so it would seem. In the international arena, meanwhile, a new global race is on: a weapon capable of tipping the balance of power is discovered. Among the competitors are a National Security Agency director who is playing at an elaborate doublecross within his own agency and a vengeance-seeking Israeli meteor hunter. Shamans and zealots, geniuses and madmen–all seek to unlock mysteries that fell to earth millennia ago. But the key lies with four mute children who may unwittingly hold the secret to the planet’s survival–or its destruction.
Howard V. Hendrix has held a variety of jobs ranging from hospital phlebotomist to fish hatchery manager to university professor and administrator. His current university teaching is bolstered by an academic pedigree that includes a B.S. in biology from Xavier University… More about Howard Hendrix
“One of the very best novelists writing in science fiction today.”–Kim Stanley Robinson“[Howard V. Hendrix is] the finest new SF writer of the last decade.”–Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award—winning author of Hominids
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