Michael Cobley - The Ascendant Stars (Humanity's Fire #3) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Humanity's Fire #3
The future hangs in the balance as conflict rages across the planet's surface and, in the skies above, interstellar power politics has turned to war.
On one side lies the Construct AI and its millennia-long mission to protect sentient species.
On the other is an army of twisted machine intelligences and its allies, whose goal is nothing less than the destruction or subversion of all organic life. They were caged in a hyperspace prison beneath Darien in a past age but now they are roaring to the surface, to freedom and an orgy of destruction which will rend the planets - starting with Darien.
Their allies circle above Darien and their armies are rising from below as an ancient battle is about to recommence.
The explosive final book in the Humanity’s Fire trilogy – the fate of the human race will be decided. Ancient forces are awakening. Battle fleets are converging. Sentients and machines will lock horns in a devastating battle where there are only two outcomes: survival or the sterile dusts of space.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 2011 (Orbit)
- ISBN : 9781841496368
- SKU : B000481
- PPC : SP540gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Proper galaxy-spanning space opera' - Iain M. Banks on Seeds of Earth.
"There was also a lot of willingness by the characters to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. It was the details that were in question, as well as who would live or die. I really did enjoy the ending . . ."
"All in all, this is an excellent space opera, full of imagination and invention. The human characters are mostly likeable and the inhuman ones send a shiver down the spine . . ."
- Goodreads Reviews.
Mike Cobley was born in Leicester, 1959, to an English father and a Scottish mother, the kind of bedrock contrast which, he says, still serves to highlight the value of differences and the strength that comes from their combination.
After his family spent a few years in Australia, he went to school in Clydebank, followed by the University of Strathclyde (to study engineering,) where he ended up writing a scurrilous column of polemic for the student newspaper. From that small seed the urge to tell stories of a fabulous nature unfolded and he began to write with a serious intention in 1986.