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|| "It's early in the new millennium, and the outer reaches of our solar system have been explored. Vast orbital stations the size of middle-sized countries dot the system, filled with thriving colonies. Mankind has grown to fill the void and is poised to colonize the stars. The universe seems to be a stable, comfortable place-and the only voices to echo through space have been human.Until now.A fast-moving entity the size of a small moon has entered our solar system. Is it a ship? A new life form? An alien probe sent to destroy other sentient races?Lieutenant Commander Alis Mary Nussem, disfigured in a devastating ship accident and now more machine than woman, agrees to go on the dangerous mission to investigate the object. She is eager to make a difference and somehow reclaim the humanity that she lost. What she doesn't bargain for is the sudden appearance of Lieutenant Karl Stanton, a man whose life seems to resemble Job's-and who was directly responsible for the...
|| Electronic reproduction. Rockville : Wildside Press, 2013. Requires .