Tears in Rain

Death is inevitable. Especially when you have an expiration date. As a replicant, or gtechno-human,h Detective Bruna Husky knows two things: humans bioengineered her to perform dangerous, undesirable tasks; and she has just ten years on the United States of Earth before her body automatically self-destructs. But with ganti-technoh rage on the rise and a rash of premature deaths striking her fellow replicants, she may have even less time than she originally thought. Investigating the mysterious deaths, Bruna delves into the fractious, violent history shared by humans and replicants, and struggles to engage the society that fails to understand her?yet created her. The deeper she gets, the deadlier her work becomes as she uncovers a vast, terrifying conspiracy bent on changing the very course of the world. But even as the darkness of her reality closes in, Bruna clings fiercely to life.

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Bowl of Heaven

In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earthscand itfs on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

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The Cassandra Project

Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations?even for politicians?was strictly business...until he was hired as NASAfs public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agencyfs history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future?a bright era of far-reaching space exploration. But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars?and unexplored planets and solar systems?in his eyes.

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The Clone Sedition

Earth, A.D. 2519. Less than a year has passed since the clone military of the Enlisted Manfs Empire toppled the government of the Unified Authority. Now the clones rule Earth, but a new enemy has emerged?and set off civil warc Formerly trained to fight for the U.A., clone Marine Wayson Harris had led the Enlisted Manfs Empire invasion of Earth and wrested control away from the old regime. Hefs now ready to do what it takes to ensure the new balance of power isnt jeopardized.

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Infraction

Violent nomads. The coming winter. Jack's unspoken feelings. Leaving the relative peace of the settlement is more difficult than Terra ever imagined. But what she should fear most is the government that professes to protect its citizens. Imprisoned in a labor camp, Terra learns just how much the corrupt regime wants absolute control. Never has she felt more powerless to act. But there's always the call of the ocean, and her captors just might underestimate how powerful that call can be.

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