This new, special edition of the classic concluding volume of this defining series by the eminent physicist and Nebula Award-winning author contains a teaser chapter from Benford's new hardcover, "The Sunborn."
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The Galactic Center saga has been widely acclaimed as one of the most important science fiction sagas of all time, and Gregory Benford has been called the heir apparent to writers like Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Now he follows his stunning Furious Gulf with the sixth and final novel in the saga: Sailing Bright Eternity. The slaughter has begun. The mechs -- violent artificial intelligences dedicated to the total destruction of the human race -- have ravaged humanity's planets throughout the galaxy, forcing the survivors to flee to the Esty, a strange space-time continuum constructed by ancient beings near the galaxy's True Center. In the Esty, the battered human race makes its final stand against the relentless mechs. It soon becomes hideously clear that young warrior Toby Bishop, his father Killeen, and his grandfather have become special targets that the mechs' terrifying design involves their capture, torture, and extinction. Grand and majestic, Sailing Bright Eternity is a triumphant finale to the Galactic Center cycle, in which Benford explores both the boundaries of the universe and the frontiers of the human heart. "...in the rapidly shrinking field of 'hard SF,' Benford is just about the best novelist now at work." -- The Washington Post.About the Author:
Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine as well as a critically acclaimed author of science fiction. He is also the editor of Nebula Awards Showcase 2000. He lives with his wife in Laguna Beach, California.
Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer and author, Janis Ian took the stage at age fifteen with a revolutionary song about interracial relationships, "Society's Child." It was 1966 and the country responded with both hostility and accolades. The song went to #1, and Janis was caught in the maelstrom of a divided country. Terrified by the hatred directed at her, she left the music industry, only to return a few years later with the worldwide hit "At Seventeen." The story never ends--her songs are currently used by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, John Mellencamp, and Celine Dion; she tours the world regularly to sold-out crowds, and she is considered one of the pre-eminent acoustic guitarists of our era by such notables as Chet Atkins. In addition to being a songwriter, singer and musician, Janis Ian is a columnist and author. Her books include science fiction, poetry, magazine articles and opinion columns, as well as her top-selling autobiography, "Society's Child".
Harlan Ellison has won countless awards in his literary career, including the Edgar, the Hugo, and the Nebula. He lives in California.
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