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 whilst he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This amazing machine 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 formidable crusade to steer humanity to a brand new existence in sun system.The gigantic undertaking faces many demanding situations ahead of the fleet eventually embarks for the Holzstein method many light-years away. yet while the feuding colonists fight to carve out houses on alien worlds, they notice that they have got no longer left their previous conflicts and internal demons behind.Nor are they on my own in this new frontier. anticipating them are inhuman beings who strike unexpectedly 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 huge technological know-how fiction saga by way of an grand new expertise. Its unique booklet by way of Black Heron Press was  named one of many “Best Books of 2006" through Kirkus stories.

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He leaned closer. “On the other hand, maybe I am. ” “You think you did? ” He stretched out his legs. “I knew a short Mexican once. No one could see him coming, so he got stepped on a lot. ” “ ’Course I’m making it up! Ain’t nothing around here to be cheerful about if you don’t make something up. See—here comes his nibs. He don’t look too cheerful, neither. ” Bolton walked in, out of place as ever. He was a small but good-looking man with broad shoulders and sandy hair, wearing immaculate dress whites.

We were in the big clearing by the beach, next to the helicopter pad and the mess canopy with its leaning, rusted poles. Scrub grass and rows of bungalows stretched away to the jungle on the far side. Polaski dropped me off and drove away to find Michael Bolton. 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.

Been going on a long time. DoD’s looking for one of their smart-boys, went and slipped out on ’em. DARPA fellow with plans for counter-BCs that’s going to save all our asses. ” Out here somewhere? Out here was twenty-one barely-charted volcanic ridges and cinder cones off the shipping lanes and airways, which from above looked mostly like dried rabbit shit with green mold on it sticking out of the ocean. Before the war it had been a mecca for transoceanic racers, religious cults, and rich bastards on the outs with latest regime in Cambodia or the Philippines, but now there was almost no one.

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