Cold As Ice, Issue 1

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 1993 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain--some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships,s some deliberately placed in storage.

Now Cyrus Mobarak, the man who perfected the fusion engine, is determined to bring human settlement to the protected seas of Europa. Opposing him is Hilda Brandt, Europa's administrator. And caught between them are three remarkable young people: Jon Perry, Camille Hamilton, and Wilsa Sheer.
 

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Buzzing, expansive medium-future space drama from the physicist-author (see below). Toward the end of the 21st century, after a space war has devastated Earth, Mars, and the inhabited asteroid belt ... Read full review

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The war between the inner planets and the asteroid belt is 25 years in the past; travel is common throughout the solar system, and human interests have spread as far as the moons of Jupiter. When a ... Read full review

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Contents

2092 AD Black Smoker
14
The Fight at the Edge of the Universe
26
The Sun King
38
Starseed
55
The Bat Cave
72
An Offer You Cant Refuse
91
Lets Make a World
112
The Galileian Suite
123
Needle in an Icestack
216
A Voice from the Grave
237
De Profundis
247
Deep Discovery
262
The Touch of Torquemada
277
Storm on Europa
283
Out and Down on Europa
299
The Bat Takes Flight
311

Bat Games
141
Outward Bound
150
The Service of the Sun King
167
The Word for World is Ocean
179
Sneak Attack
193
Camille Takes a Test
201
Too Late
323
Monsters
344
Winners and Losers
355
End Game
367
Postlude
371
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Page 9 - Darkness was upon the face of the waters. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

About the author (1993)

Charles Sheffield is a mathematician and theoretical physicist by training. His doctoral work was on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Currently Dr. Sheffield works as chief scientist for the Earth Satellite Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that specializes in the analysis of data gathered from space.

The author of thirty previous science fiction novels, including Cold as Ice and The Ganymede Club from Tor, Sheffield lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, author Nancy Kress.

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