A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day

By Thomas A. Day

Military engineer Eduardo Torres is stuck up within the world’s raging oil wars whilst he stumbles onto the plans for a quantum-energy battery. This amazing equipment may perhaps sluggish civilization’s inevitable descent into environmental catastrophe, yet Torres has different plans. Forming a personal army, he makes use of the machine to restore an deserted area colonization attempt in an bold crusade to guide humanity to a brand new existence in sunlight system.The large undertaking faces many demanding situations earlier than the fleet eventually embarks for the Holzstein process many light-years away. yet at the same time the feuding colonists fight to carve out houses on alien worlds, they realize that they've now not left their previous conflicts and internal demons behind.Nor are they on my own in this new frontier. waiting for them are inhuman beings who strike all at once or explanation--and who might spell the tip of humanity’s final hope.Epic in scope, but choked with searing human drama and emotion, a gray Moon Over China is a enormous technology fiction saga by means of an grand new expertise. Its unique e-book by way of Black Heron Press was  named one of many “Best Books of 2006" by means of Kirkus reports.

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And yet, even then, I thought, we do not act. Even then we hesitate, and always for too long. I turned to look back down the hill and watched the woman walking away, and it was then when, very much to my own surprise, I raised my cane and called out to her, beckoning her to wait. N ext to the table was a metal bed where I took what little sleep would come to me. I spent much of each night sitting on the edge of that bed, looking into the embers, and I awoke a little earlier in the mornings than I would have liked.

Polaski himself was responsible for the only two that remained freelance, positioned at our end of the island and aimed back along its length: my own digger, and a big two-barreled heater run by Ellen Tanaka, Tyrone Elliot’s diminutive specialist friend who’d accompanied us on our search of the shoreline the day before. She was about fifty feet to my right, with Polaski crunching back and forth between us. Tanaka, Polaski and I were the only ones at our end of the runway. We couldn’t see anyone else except Elliot, holding down the right-side digger position closest to our end.

DeLauder! Your sector! ” Tess DeLauder and two others fought their way forward and dropped from the swaying machine, rifles smacking against the deck. ” “No, sir. ” A wall of hot sand slammed in through the door as the helicopter spun. “Lord almighty, boy! Because whatever screwed up thing’s happening to this island, it’s us that’s doing the screwing! Salvatore, you folks are next! ” We went on around the island and dropped the rest of the crews, then ended up over the shoreline less than a mile from where I’d left Polaski.

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