In a distant future where programmable matter and the discovery of "collapsium" guarantee both limitless power and relative immortality, scientist Bruno de Towaji desires nothing more than his own company. When a cosmic disaster, with overtones of sabotage, imperils the existence of the universe, Bruno must reenter the society of others--including his greatest rival--to save the world. The author of Bloom once again demonstrates his talent for mind-expanding sf. Vibrant with humor, drama, and quirky ideas, this is highly recommended for sf collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
"McCarthy is an entertaining, intelligent, amusing writer, with Heinlein's knack for breakneck plotting and, at the same time, Clarke's thoughtfulness."
“A standout novel. McCarthy has added a lyricism reminiscent of Roger ZelaZny to cutting-edge hard science in the manner of Robert L. Forward.”
The Denver Post
“‘Imagination really is the only limit.’”
The New York Times
“The future as McCarthy sees it is a wondrous place.”