Three brave humans and their unlikely Hunter allies, defying eons of alien machinations and manipulations, after decades of travel, have finally brought the confrontation to the enigmatic Xool.
Or have they? The aliens are nowhere to be found. When -- or if --the Xool are found, is it possible that the mystery will only deepen?
How can mere humans wrap their minds around an age-old conspiracy that spans the galaxy? How can they take back control of their own destiny? Either aspiration seems hopeless.
But unless they find a way, humanity and its InterstellarNet neighbors are doomed ....
About the Author
His novels range from near-future technothrillers, like Small Miracles and Energized, to traditional SF, like the InterstellarNet novels, to (collaborating with Larry Niven) the space-opera epic Fleet of Worlds series of Ringworld companion novels.
Ed’s short fiction has appeared in anthologies, collections, and many of the usual SF magazines. He also writes the occasional nonfiction technology article.
Lerner lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.
His website is www.edwardmlerner.com.