The Quiet War by Paul McAuley

The Quiet War

byPaul McAuley

Kobo ebook | August 26, 2010

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Twenty-third century Earth has been ravaged by climate change, and is now dominated by a few powerful families, with millions of people in prison and millions more labouring to rebuild ruined ecosystems.

Meanwhile on Jupiter and Saturn, live the Outers. They have built a wild variety of scientific utopias crammed with exuberant creations of the genetic arts. Now they want to colonise Earth and drive human evolution in a new direction.

On Earth, some want to launch a pre-emptive strike against the Outers while others wish to exploit the talents of the gene wizards.

It is clear that the fragile detente between the two branches of humanity is breaking down and they may be heading towards war . . .

Title:The Quiet WarFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0575087528

ISBN - 13:9780575087521

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More! More! Too bad the top score is 5 stars because this novel easily is worth twice that many. Mr. McAuley is a master of character creation - he is so good at what he does that he easily makes us love, hate, cheer on, even fear for the players in this finely constructed 23rd century opera as though they were real people. Kudos kudos bravo more!
Date published: 2013-12-02