By Gary Gibson
An exciting, far-ranging area opera tracing the interlocking tales of numerous characters—human, metahuman, and alien—as the galaxy faces crisis
Eons in the past, a super-scientific tradition referred to as "Angels" left incomprehensible relics everywhere in the galaxy. between those phenomena have been the Stations, wherein human spacecraft may leap immediately from one a part of the galaxy to a different, and from them the bright Angel know-how will be explored and exploited. the sort of stations orbits the planet Kaspar, the place the one different identified sentient species outdoor Earth has been meticulously allowed to proceed evolving in its personal global of primitive lack of information. yet all at once Kaspar's mysterious "Citadel" has turn into the important key to repelling the fast-approaching probability. At what expense, even though, to its local inhabitants—and to the human citizens of the orbiting Angel station?
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Jeremy said, tilting his head back to see Mac. "Come on, Dad! " they cried, in unison. Mac sighed, clumped around the room again, then headed for the couch and collapsed 34 onto it, moving it a couple of inches from its intended place on the carpet. " the kids pleaded. " No. That's it. I mean it. No more! That's it! " Sarah and Jeremy reluctantly unwound themselves from their father's legs, climbed onto the couch on either side of him, and snuggled close. " Mac asked, putting an arm around each of them.
Then he cursed himself for writing that story about the woman in the hospital. And then he cursed his father. 31 6 Mac drove his jeep north on the Pacific Coast Highway. On his left, the expanse of the Pacific Ocean shimmered and sparkled like radiant silver in the late afternoon sun. The top was down and the warm ocean air blasted his face as he cruised slightly over the speed limit. The radio boomed a popular song, and he banged alternately on the steering wheel and his thigh, in time with the pulse of the music.
No, that wasn't strong enough. He despised it. At best, it was a loath-some convenience. Just the thought of flying 35,000 feet above sea level, helplessly suspended over the frigid waters of the Atlantic, made him shiver. This would be the longest flight, by far, in his deliberately stunted flying career. He sipped again. An impeccably dressed, portly man sat down at a barstool next to Mac. His hair was slicked straight back, covering a small bald spot on the rear of his round head. Pinkie rings rested snugly on the fleshy, manicured fingers of each hand.
Angel Stations by Gary Gibson