By Kim Stanley Robinson
The 12 months is 2312. clinical and technological advances have opened gateways to a unprecedented destiny. Earth is not any longer humanity's purely domestic; new habitats were created during the sunlight process on moons, planets, and in among. yet during this yr, 2312, a series of occasions will strength humanity to confront its previous, its current, and its future.
The first occasion occurs on Mercury, at the urban of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unheard of scale. it truly is an unforeseen loss of life, yet one who could have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it truly is an occasion that would switch her existence. Swan was a lady who designed worlds. Now she's going to be led right into a plot to ruin them.
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