Between the Strokes of Night

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Baen Books, 2002 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In the 277th century, Earth is dead, but mankind survives in colonies scattered across the galaxy. To these new worlds come the Immortals, beings with strange ties to ancient Earth who seem to live forever, who can travel light years in days -- and who use their strange powers to control the existence of ordinary mortals. On the planet Pentecost, a small group sets out to find and challenge the Immortals. But in the search they themselves are changed: as Immortals, they discover a new threat, not just to themselves, but to the galaxy itself.

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

Sheffield is one of my favorite authors,so perhaps I go into this review somewhat biased from that perspective. Nonetheless, in this book he presents a different approach to traveling between the ... Read full review

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User Review  - GibsonGirl - LibraryThing

One of Sheffields singletons, this stand alone volume delivers a nice story, hard science details, and page turning suspense. The more I read Sheffield, the more I regret not discovering him sooner. A lovely, lovely book, which tosses around some very thought provoking ideas. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Author and scientist Charles Sheffield was born in Hull, England on June 25, 1935. He was the chief scientist of Earth Satellite Corporation and while there, wrote numerous technical papers and two non-fiction books entitled Earth Watch and Man on Earth. He won numerous awards for his science fiction works including the 1992 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Brother to Dragons and the 1993 Nebula award and the 1994 Hugo award for Georgia on My Mind. He wrote numerous series including the Heritage Universe series, Jupiter series, Cold as Ice series, and Proteus series. He died of cancer on November 2, 2002.

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