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A Grey Moon over China

Day, Thomas A.

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ISBN 10: 0930773780 / ISBN 13: 9780930773786
Editorial: Black Heron Press, Seattle, WashingtonS, 2007
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Signed by Thomas A. Day on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería 158239

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Título: A Grey Moon over China

Editorial: Black Heron Press, Seattle, WashingtonS

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: American First

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"A Grey Moon Over China" is the story of a disillusioned company of Army engineers languishing in the Pacific during the energy wars between the United States on one side, and Japan and California on the other. They steal the plans for an energy device that could end the wars and the world's slide into environmental disaster. Instead, they extort from the world the price of their own freedom from it all: the resurrection of an abandoned space colonization effort that will take them far from the dying planet. They flee blindly and with terrible losses, for the drones sent to scout the way have never returned, and they can delay no longer. Armed colonists follow, and with them, the wars. "A Grey Moon Over China" features characters that engage our sympathy and challenge our understanding of human drives and motivation. There is Eduardo Torres, once an orphaned beggar, now a man driven to destroy everything in his path in his desire to escape his past; Sergeant Polaski, a warrior without a soul; Tuyet Pham, a young woman who arrives from nowhere but seems to know Torres better than he knows himself, and is herself a merciless but charismatic warrior; Anne Miller, the secretive high priestess of manufactured intelligence who programmed the missing drones; and Madhu Patel, their beloved father figure and philosopher who makes the mistake of trying to stand in their way.

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There is something primal in this book in its assumption of brutality in the world, and in the belief that there is something larger than ourselves, even if we have created it. In "A Grey Moon Over China" we carry our longing, but also our rage, to the stars. We destroy those we love, yet love, honestly and tenderly, again. Success comes to us through inadvertence as much as by plan, and we extol the ambition that seeks it. We lust for control of the universe, and sacrifice our souls to acquire it. Yet it is only by accepting our own nature, and responsibility for where it has led us, that we may regain our souls. All of these themes are in this fine book, and we commend its author for unflinchingly exploring them.

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