A Signal Shattered

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HarperCollins, 2000 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The Earth is the graveyard of billions, thanks to mathematician and rogue cryptographer Jack Potter and the treacherous extraterrestrial creature known as Wheeler, Jack's one-time business partner in the trade of alien and human technologies.But Potter and a handful of others managed to escape the holocaust thanks to the miracle of teleportation. From the cold gray ruins of the Moon, the last pitiful remnants of the human race now stare down at the devastation that one of their diminished species unwittingly helped to bring about. Here at civilization's end, a beautiful Chinese mind assassin, a cold-blooded cybernetics genius, a DNA-manipulating "gene witch," and Jack himself stand at the threshold of a new day -- when accelerated evolution will open the door to the full achievement of human potential; when the epic saga of humanity will begin again and Jack will ultimately be redeemed...if he doesn't go insane first.

But Wheeler is still out there -- and out to finish what he started. And this universe isn't big enough for Jack Potter to hide himself in.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sequel to Nylund's VR/alien-contact yarn, Signal to Noise (1998). Wheeler, an amoral alien who plunders and then obliterates technological civilizations, duped computer whiz Jack Potter into helping ... Read full review

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User Review  - RobertDay - LibraryThing

Just when the unlikeable protagonist thinks things can't get any worse - his shady trading deals with aliens have resulted in the total destruction of all life on Earth, because the main character ... Read full review

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