The Stars Are Also Fire by Poul Anderson

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Returning to the universe of Harvest of Stars, a new era of space exploration journeys to a solar system dominated by machine intelligence, and the legacy of a single woman spells the fate for those of flesh and blood.
 

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The bestselling author of such classic novels as Brain Wave and The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson won just about every award the science fiction and fantasy field has to offer. He has won multiple Hugos and Nebulas, the John W. Campbell Award, The Locus Poll Award, the Skylark Award, and the SFWA Grandmaster Award for Lifetime Achievement. His recent books include Harvest of Stars, The Stars are also On Fire, Operation Chaos, Operation Luna, Genesis, Mother of Kings, and Going for Infinity, a collection and retrospective of his life's work. Poul Anderson lived in Orinda, California where he passed away in 2001.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Tor Books. 413 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Several generations after Dagney Beynac and other humans settle on the moon, social, political, and economic strife is on the rise between the Lunarians, genetically altered descendants of these first human settlers, and the rest of the human race.

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When the Avantists capture a second copy of Guthrie, designed to travel with a probe to Centauri's earthlike planet Demeter, they have the power to destroy Fireball, using their copy to issue false orders and to force a crisis.

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Moving rapidly among Earth, the moon, Mars, space stations and both asteroid and interstellar colonies, this far-future novel concludes Anderson's Harvest of Stars tetralogy (Harvest the Fire, 1995, etc.).

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In one, Dagny Beynac--a descendant of Anson Guthrie, founder of the vastly powerful Fireball Enterprises--devotes her life to preserving peace on the Moon, in the process becoming the progenitor of a new race of genetically engineered ``Lunarians.'' Centuries after her death, the solar system is ...

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