By Thomas A. Day
Military engineer Eduardo Torres is stuck up within the world’s raging oil wars while he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This outstanding equipment may gradual civilization’s inevitable descent into environmental catastrophe, yet Torres has different plans. Forming a personal army, he makes use of the equipment to restore an deserted house colonization attempt in an bold crusade to steer humanity to a brand new lifestyles in a far off sun system.The significant recreation faces many demanding situations ahead of the fleet ultimately embarks for the Holzstein approach many light-years away. yet whilst the feuding colonists fight to carve out houses on alien worlds, they realize that they've now not left their outdated conflicts and internal demons behind.Nor are they by myself in this new frontier. waiting for them are inhuman beings who strike all at once or explanation--and who could spell the tip of humanity’s final hope.Epic in scope, but packed with searing human drama and emotion, a gray Moon Over China is a huge technological know-how fiction saga via an grand new expertise. Its unique book via Black Heron Press was named one of many “Best Books of 2006" through Kirkus reports.
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The last page was titled OBSERVED SUSTAINABILITY, and had only a few sentences. But I stared at the words in those sentences for a long time. Over and over I looked at them, not believing. Decades. Not thousandths of a second, but de cades. The man was looking directly at me now, his face an awful conflict of what I took to be both pride and pain. I walked away, reeling. A device like the one spelled out in those blocks would give the world the kind of power people were literally dying for. Was it really possible?
He was leaning back in a chair with his feet up on the table, a tall, powerful Southerner with mild eyes and black stubble on his dark face. His jaw was broad and square with thick muscles bunching in his neck as he chewed. Deep lines ran from the corners of his eyes and down past his mouth, as though he’d been tired for a long time. The hands on his knees were big and still. He didn’t say anything for a while, but sat and chewed and watched the receding back of Polaski’s truck. “So your old buddy Polaski’s here,” he said finally.
But before he’d gone fifty yards, a familiar furry streak raced in from the side toward the truck’s front wheels—McGafferty’s dog, low to the ground and barking for all he was worth. Polaski swerved sharply. But he swerved toward the dog, not away from it, as though hoping the dog would overshoot. But it was a miscalculation, and with a sound muted by the distance into a soft thumping, the dog’s body tumbled out from underneath the wheels and lay still in the dirt. Polaski kept going. ” I shouted at him again and looked for a rock to throw, but it was too late.
A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day