In the future as Bova here imagines it, Earth is an ecological nightmare, and humanity may well go the way of the dinosaurs. But overhead orbits salvation. A vast metallic island in space, the Trikon station conducts genetic research too risky to be done on earth - research that could save the planet.
Yet Commander Dan Tighe discovers that the Trikon’s major project is espionage. Its international crew is split into warring factions; its scientists - consumed by greed, lust, and drugs - run the lab for their own gain. Murder, intrigue, and romantic jealousy threaten to sabotage the station’s crucial work.
Only Commander Tighe can save the Trikon - and only Trikon can save the Earth.
Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.
Bill Pogue is a retired American astronaut, as well as an author, teacher, and public speaker. He was the first Native American astronaut.
“Thrilling!” (James A. Michener)
“A novel that soars.” (New York Daily News)
“Frighteningly real…Will startle and surprise the reader.” (Alan Bean, commander of Skylab II)
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