By David Zindell

ISBN-10: 0553762192

ISBN-13: 9780553762198

A galactic look for the reality fires this remarkable epic of struggle and discovery on either a human and cosmic scale.The Wild: a chaotic position the place ten elite lightship pilots dared to enterprise. a spot the place a kind of pilots, Danlo wi Soli Ringess, will examine the destiny of his father. Did Mallory Ringess die in the course of that first day trip to the Wild? Or did he develop into a god? evaluations differ, yet Danlo's seek is targeted on one goal: the reality. it's a fact that may not basically show his father's murderer, yet can also lay naked the key to a killer virus that in basic terms Danlo survived.From the Paperback version.

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As he saw through his telescopes, the oceans teemed with life and were free of oil slicks or the taint of garbage. Far below him, on the grassy veldts of a continent that looked like Afarique, there were herds of antelope and prides of lions, and an animal that looked much like a horse but was covered from nose to tail with vivid white and black stripes. There were trees. There were trees! Parts of every continent, save the southernmost, were covered in unbroken swathes of brilliant green forests.

With his ship's radio telescopes and scanning computers, Danlo searched through many solar systems. He searched for the familiar matter of the natural world: omnipresent hydrogen, poisonous oxygen, friendly carbon. Floating in the blackness around the stars were other elements, too, giddy helium, quick and treacherous mercury, noble gold. All these elements – and others – he catalogued, as well as the compounds of silicates and salts and ice made from them. He noticed immediately that there were too many transuranic elements, from plutonium and fermium on up through the actinide series into the wildly unstable atoms that none of the Order's physicists had ever managed to synthesize.

It would be an easy thing, he knew, to let the chaos storm overcome him, even as the overpressures of a sarsara might fall upon a solitary hunter and drive him down into the ice. Then he could finally join his tribe in death. But the oldest teaching of his people was that a man should die at the right time, and something inside him whispered that he mustn't die, not yet. As he lay in the icy darkness of his ship, as he touched the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, all the while shivering and remembering, something was calling him to life.

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