Radmer has returned to Lune with the tool to end the war against the Glimmer King's robots in the person of Bruno de Towaji. The two have made it to the city of Timoch but have a long way to go. Way back before the moon was "squeezed," Conrad and Xmary returned from Barnard's Star with a cargo of that world's cryogenically frozen human children. What to do with all these mortals? The queendom is already overrun with billions of its own, immorbid
children, and the violent Fatalists, a group of mortality advocates, tend to further destabilize matters. Bruno hires Conrad to crush the moon in a desperate attempt to find space for the masses of humanity. Refugees from other colonies straggle back to Sol, Queen Tamra struggles to equitably resolve associated problems, and events spiral toward destruction as well as a final battle when Conrad and Bruno confront the Glimmer King and his metal armies. A gripping and surprisingly tidy conclusion to the saga of the queendom of Sol. Regina SchroederCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Wil McCarthy, after ten years of rocket science with Lockheed Martin, traded the hectic limelight of the space program for the peace and quiet (ha!) of commercial robotics at Omnitech, where he works as a research and development hack.
He writes a monthly column for the SciFi Channel's news magazine (www.scifi.com/sfw), and his less truthful writings have appeared in Aboriginal SF, Analog, Interzone, Asimov's Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age
, and various anthologies. His novel, Bloom, was selected as a New York Times
Notable Book. Further biographical and bibliographic information at: www.sff.net/people/wmccarth