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THE PRODIGAL SUN:
In the far future, humanity has colonised the outermost reaches of the galaxy. Society has evolved into a hierarchy of castes ¾ from the godlike Highs to the barely sentient Lows. Empires have risen and fallen … and the Dato Bloc has just seceded from the Commonwealth of empires.
Morgan Roche is a commander in the intelligence arm of the Commonwealth of Empires. Her mission is to escort the artificial intelligence unit known simply as 'The Box' to her superiors. But en route her ship is attacked by Data Bloc warships, forcing Roche to escape to the surface of the prison planet, Sciaca's World, where she enlists the help of Adoni Cane ¾ a genetically enhanced warrior whose past is a mystery even to him.
Marooned and hunted, Roche must protect 'The Box' at all costs. But what about Cane? Who created him and why? The answers may hold the salvation of the human race ¾ or its damnation …
I thought of Niven, modified by Bester, or, better yet, of Iain Banks' similarly layered Against a Dark Background. Locus.
A personal story told on a galaxy-sized canvas. Filled with action as well as intriguing ideas. New York Times best-selling author, Kevin J Anderson.
ISBN 1 874082 34 0. Publication Date: April 11th 2001. A-format Paperback. Price £6.99