To Fear the Light

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Two hundred years ago, Adela de Montgarde, the brilliant astrophysicist, conceived the centuries-long plan to forestall the death of Earth's sun, thus preserving the original genetic material of the Empire of the Hundred Worlds-and of the Emperors who enabled her visionary plan.

Now Adela emerges from cold sleep to oversee the final stages of her great work. She awakens to an Empire transformed: her son Eric is Emporer, faster-than-light travel has finally been achieved, and ...

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To Fear The Light: The sequel to 'To Save the Sun'

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Overview

Two hundred years ago, Adela de Montgarde, the brilliant astrophysicist, conceived the centuries-long plan to forestall the death of Earth's sun, thus preserving the original genetic material of the Empire of the Hundred Worlds-and of the Emperors who enabled her visionary plan.

Now Adela emerges from cold sleep to oversee the final stages of her great work. She awakens to an Empire transformed: her son Eric is Emporer, faster-than-light travel has finally been achieved, and humanity has spilled out to innumerable new planets, far beyond the Empire's Hundred Worlds.

In the twilight of the Empire, human and alien factions vie for advantage, while Adela's awesome feat of stellar engineering approaches its final fruition: the preservation and re-invigoration of the fearsome light at the heart of humanity's first solar system...the saving of Earth's Sun.

Two hundred years ago, astrophysicist Adela de Montgarde conceived the plan to forestall the death of the Earth's sun. Now Adela emerges from cold sleep to oversee the final stages of her great work. She awakens to an Empire transformed--her son Eric is Emperor, faster-than-light travel has finally been achieved, and humanity has spilled out to innumerable new planets.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Riveting...The kind of book that reminds us why we started reading science fiction in the first place." -West Coast Review of Books

"Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." -Los Angeles Daily News

Chicago Tribune
Bova and Austin have cleverly wrapped a seminar on applied astrophysics and engineering in a series o fplots and sub-plots that will keep you guessing.
Birmingham News
An absorbing tale of intrigue, dedication, and heroism, reminiscent of Asimov's landmark Foundation series.
Locus
It is the passion of absolute belief, the burden of doubt that [Bova and Austin] are writing about. The result is an exhilerating tale.
LA Daily News
Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science iwth increasingly complex fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812523829
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/15/1996
  • Series: To Save the Sun Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of Analog, one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving Analog in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of Omni for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the "Ben Bova Presents" series for Tor. He has won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.

A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field's leading writers of "hard SF," science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers, and the Voyagers series. Much of his recent work, including Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, falls into the continuity he calls "The Grand Tour," a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.

A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    long and slow

    I like some of Bova's books, but this was aweful. It progressed slowly, with very little hard-core science fiction elements, and had a weak conclusion. I was sorry I made it all the way through.

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