A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day

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 impressive equipment might gradual civilization’s inevitable descent into environmental catastrophe, yet Torres has different plans. Forming a personal army, he makes use of the machine to restore an deserted area colonization attempt in an formidable crusade to steer humanity to a brand new lifestyles in a far off sunlight system.The huge undertaking faces many demanding situations sooner than the fleet ultimately embarks for the Holzstein process many light-years away. yet while the feuding colonists fight to carve out houses on alien worlds, they become aware of that they've now not left their outdated conflicts and internal demons behind.Nor are they on my own in this new frontier. anticipating them are inhuman beings who strike without notice or explanation--and who may perhaps spell the tip of humanity’s final hope.Epic in scope, but jam-packed with searing human drama and emotion, a gray Moon Over China is a enormous technology fiction saga by way of an grand new expertise. Its unique booklet by means of Black Heron Press was  named one of many “Best Books of 2006" by means of Kirkus stories.

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The size of a car battery. It had to be some kind of pulsing device, then, because anything so small could only put out that kind of power for a few thousandths of a second. The man was staring into his screen now along with me, at the same time tamping down his pipe absently with a finger. 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.

Lord almighty, boy! Because whatever screwed up thing’s happening to this island, it’s us that’s doing the screwing! Salvatore, you folks are next! ” We went on around the island and dropped the rest of the crews, then ended up over the shoreline less than a mile from where I’d left Polaski. Elliot was about to have the pilot go around again when we saw roofs in the jungle and a satellite dish on the sand, tucked in against the tree line. He slapped the pilot and pointed, and the three of us were dropped on the beach—Elliot, Ellen Tanaka, and me.

Inside the bungalow, the man still hadn’t moved. I walked along the tables and glanced again at the books. They were English-language texts in disciplines I scarcely understood, but whose significance I knew very well. None of the machines along the near side of the room, idling in their racks or cluttered on top of the tables, appeared to be connected to the outside world, or to the machine the man had in front of him. Next to the charts on the wall he’d pinned a clump of photographs and articles.

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