By Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
The long run is an odd and unsafe position. Chaz Kato can testify to that. he's a citizen of Xanudu, a city-sized synthetic island populated via a number of the wealthiest women and men on destiny Earth. a spot full of hidden wonders and darkish secrets and techniques of know-how long gone awry. Lenore Myles is a scholar whilst she travels to Xanadu and turns into concerned with Chaz Kato. She is stunned whilst she makes use of Kato's entry codes to discover the grizzly fact in the back of Xandu's glittering facade.
Not understanding who to belief, Lenore reveals herself at the run. Saturn, a mysterious entity, strikes aggressively to damage the safety breach. With pursuits of the world's wealthiest humans at stake, and strong expertise at it's fingertips, Saturn, places Lenore racing for her existence, opposed to a very ambitious foe.
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Thor operated controls. " Starplex closed the twenty kilometers between itself and the shortcut, and then it touched the point. The shortcut expanded to accommodate the ship's diamond-shaped profile, fiery purple lips matching the giant mothership's shape. As Starplex passed through, the holographic bubble surrounding the bridge showed the two mismatched starfields, and the stormy discontinuity between hem that moved from bow to stern as they completed their passage. As soon as the ship was all the way through, the shortcut shrank back down to nothingness.
Oh, he could see the clock face when standing in the bedroom, and he could always reach over and bend down the plastic card to look at it in bed if he was really curious, but it helped. Sometimes, that is. But not tonight. Tonight, he tossed and turned. Tonight, he relived the encounter in the corridor with Jag. Jag. Perfect name for the bastard. Keith rolled onto his left side. Jag was currently running a series of professional-development seminars for those Starplex staff members who wanted to know more physics; Rissa was running a similar series for those who wanted to learn some more biology.
The argument that individuals had to die in order to allow the race to advance no longer applied. Boxcar and Rissa were trying to increase the lifespans of the Commonwealth races. The problem was daunting; so much of how life worked still remained mysterious. Rissa doubted that the riddle of aging would be solved in her lifetime, although within a century someone would likely find the key. The irony was not lost on her: Clarissa Cervantes, senescence researcher, probably belonged to the final human generation that would know death.