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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 extraordinary gadget may possibly gradual civilization’s inevitable descent into environmental catastrophe, yet Torres has different plans. Forming a personal army, he makes use of the gadget to restore an deserted house colonization attempt in an formidable crusade to steer humanity to a brand new lifestyles in sunlight system.The big undertaking faces many demanding situations earlier than the fleet eventually embarks for the Holzstein method many light-years away. yet whilst the feuding colonists fight to carve out houses on alien worlds, they observe that they've now not left their outdated conflicts and internal demons behind.Nor are they on my own in this new frontier. anticipating them are inhuman beings who strike unexpectedly or explanation--and who may possibly spell the tip of humanity’s final hope.Epic in scope, but packed with searing human drama and emotion, a gray Moon Over China is a huge technological know-how fiction saga via an awesome new expertise. Its unique e-book by means of Black Heron Press was  named one of many “Best Books of 2006" through Kirkus studies.

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A Grey Moon Over China

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 awesome machine may well 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 house colonization attempt in an bold crusade to steer humanity to a brand new existence in sunlight approach.

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That’s him, ain’t it? The one we’re supposed to be rounding up? ” But I’d already seen the titles on the books. ” He hesitated, toying with the flap on his holster. “Listen, Torres,” he said finally. “Battalion’s screaming for my ass. ” He stared at me. “Come on, Torres, get his ass out of here. ” “I’ll take care of it, Tyrone. ” Elliot ran the back of his hand across his mouth, looked uncertainly out through the open door, stared around the room one more time, then frowned at me as though he didn’t recognize me.

I knew a short Mexican once. No one could see him coming, so he got stepped on a lot. ” “ ’Course I’m making it up! Ain’t nothing around here to be cheerful about if you don’t make something up. See—here comes his nibs. He don’t look too cheerful, neither. ” Bolton walked in, out of place as ever. He was a small but good-looking man with broad shoulders and sandy hair, wearing immaculate dress whites. He looked like a freshly-scrubbed schoolboy stepping up to the front of the class, eyes alert as he surveyed the troops.

Polaski hit the switch in his lap. The digger choked in mid-wail and spun down, muttering and spitting and grumbling in its disappointment. The armor on its haunches clattered, then with a hiss and a crump as the armature locked up, the machine was quiet and Polaski and I were left alone with the flies and the sun. On the blackened ruin of the island across the straits, gullies glowed red and ragged pits steamed along the waterline. I struggled to my feet and climbed the hillside to sit next to Polaski.

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