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Stealing Light
     

Stealing Light

by Gary Gibson
 

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For a quarter of a million years, an alien race has been hiding a vast and terrible secret

In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human

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For a quarter of a million years, an alien race has been hiding a vast and terrible secret

In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes. Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible. Now piloting a civilian cargo ship, she is currently ferrying an exploration team to a star system containing a derelict starship. From its wreckage, her passengers hope to salvage a functioning FTL drive of mysteriously non-Shoal origin. But the Shoal are not yet ready to relinquish their monopoly over a technology they acquired through ancient genocide.

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"Packed with massive concepts and dark psychological twists . . . a seriously entertaining sci-fi pageturner."  —SFX

"Ambitious, clever . . . impressive."  —Starburst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330445962
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
The Shoal Sequence Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Gibson is the author of The Shoal Sequence, The Final Days series, and the two stand-alone novels Angel Stations and Against Gravity.

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