May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. But now, someone is eliminating the Gentian line. Campion and Purslane-two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences-must determine exactly who, or what, their enemy is, before they are wiped out of existence.
Campion and Purslane are two of one thousand "shatterlings," clones of a particular woman named Abigail Gentian from the Golden Hour. Many different such clone families exist, trolling the vast galaxy for information over equally vast spans of time, observing as civilizations come and go. Several decades late for a Gentian Line information exchange gathering, Campion and Purslane elude an attack that kills the rest of their kin. Now these two clones (who have been illicit lovers for centuries), with the help of a golden robot and a water-dwelling creature named Mr. Meninx, need to find out who exacted this genocide and why. With the flair for scientific detail and the world-building virtuosity for which he is known, Alastair Reynolds draws readers into his universe with this exploration plot, weaving in a second story providing details of the Gentian progenitor.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Language: English
- Author: Alastair Reynolds
- Online Item #: 12273344
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-8158
- ISBN: 9780441018864
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported