- ISBN: 9780345457936 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0345457935 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 9780345457936 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- ISBN: 0345457935 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (488 pages).
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Ballentine Books/Del Rey, 
- Copyright: ©2005
|General Note:|| Sequel to: Exultant.
|Summary, etc.:|| It is the year 2047, and nuclear engineer Michael Poole is still in the throes of grief. His beloved wife, Morag, died seventeen years ago, along with their second child. Yet Michael is haunted by more than just the memory of Morag. On a beach in Miami, he sees his dead wife. But she vanishes as suddenly as she appears, leaving no clue as to her mysterious purpose. Alia was born on a starship, fifteen thousand light years from Earth, five hundred thousand years after the death of Michael Poole. Yet she knows him intimately. In this distant future, when humanity has diversified as a species and spread across the galaxy, every person is entrusted with the duty of Witnessing the life of one man, woman, or child from the past, recovered by means of a technology able to traverse time itself. Alia's subject is Michael Poole. When his surviving, estranged son is injured, Michael tries to reconnect with him -- and to stave off a looming catastrophe. Vast reservoirs of toxic gases lie buried beneath the poles, trapped in crystals of ice. Now that ice is melting. Once it goes, the poisons released will threaten all life on Earth. A bold solution is within reach, if only Michael can convince a doubting world. Yet as Morag's ghostly visitations continue, Michael begins to doubt his own sanity.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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