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Sister Alice

Robert Reed

Tor Books

"An epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation."--Library Journal

Millions of years from now, humanity will be on the brink of self-destruction. The world's great leaders have created an elite group who, by their superior wisdom and abilities, keep the peace, maintain progress, and otherwise safeguard humanity's future. Genetically enhanced, they are the carriers of Earth's greatest talents, a force unlike any in the history of mankind.

For ten million years, the Families dominated the galaxy. But then Alice, a brilliant scientist of the Chamberlain family, took part in an attempt to create a new galaxy. Her experiment unleashed vast forces that the family could not control, causing a catastrophe that killed untold billions of people on many worlds.

Before she was punished for her role in the debacle, Alice visited Ord, a younger Chamberlain. Only he, of all the people in the galaxy, knows what Alice tells him. Her words launch him upon a quest that will take him across the vast reaches of space. He must discover his own true nature, and somehow restore the family honor. Sister Alice is his epic story.

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"I found myself daydreaming, remembering my childhood as a wonderful time clothed in simple fun and sweet easy victories…I was reveling in how perfectly carefree my first taste of life had been…and that was the moment when my instincts first warned me, whispering in my countless ears that our work had gone seriously, tragically wrong…"
--Alice's testimony
 
Xo told their squad this was a lousy place to build and their fort was sick with flaws, and the Blues were sure to crush them, and, of course, every disaster would be Ravleen's fault. He said it
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"With his command of prose, characterization and ideas, Robert Reed is the new century's most compelling SF voice."
--Stephen Baxter

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  • Robert Reed

  • Robert Reed is the author of Marrow and ten other high-concept science fiction novels. A multiple finalist for the Hugo Award, he has had many stories published in major SF magazines, and reprinted in "year's best" anthologies. He has recently finished The Well of Stars, the sequel to MarrowHe lives with his family in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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