The Helix and the Sword

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Click for availability and more information The Helix and the Sword, by John C. McLoughlin

A fascinating and quite believable story of a far-future civilization. Earth is long abandoned to radioactivity, but the solar system is home to numerous groups, many living in bio-engineered, living space stations - in fact, a main character in the book is the space habitat Catuvel. Despite the scientific speculation, the novel is literate and graceful (how could you say otherwise when the characters celebrate the story's conclusion by listening to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony?). McLoughlin is noted for interesting books about the past history of life, and here shows that he can extrapolate to life's future, and produce a good novel, at the same time.

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