Eclipse by John Shirley
(A Song Called Youth - Book One)

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Book one of John Shirley's pre-holocaust series, A Song Called Youth.

The Russians didn't use the big nukes.

The ongoing Third World War leaves parts of Europe in ruins. Into the chaos steps the Second Alliance, a multinational eager to impose its own kind of New World Order.

In the United States ... in FirStep, the vast space colony ... and on the artificial island Freezone -- the SA shoulders its way to power, spinning a dark web of media manipulation, propaganda, and infiltration.

Only the New Resistance recognizes the SA for what it really is: a racist theocracy hiding a cult of eugenics.

Enter Rick Rickenharp, a former rock'n'roll cult hero: a rock classicist -- out of place in Europe's underground club scene, populated by "wiredancers" and "minimonos" ... but destined to play a Song Called Youth that will shake the world.


About John Shirley

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Co-screenwriter of "The Crow," John Shirley is the author of the novels "Demons, Crawlers, Wetbones, A Splendid Chaos," and the Bram Stoker Award-winning story collection "Black Butterflies,
Published March 28, 2012 by Prime Books. 321 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Behind NATO lines, governments are cynically turning over responsibility for internal policing to the Second Alliance, ostensibly a private antiterrorist and security company, in actuality an amalgam of Moral Majority and fascist power-brokers with vast resources.

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