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2095. After long months of travel, the gigantic colony ship Goddard has at last made orbit around Saturn, carrying a population of more than of 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists, and visionaries seeking a new life. Among Goddard’s missions is the study of Titan, which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas.
When the exploration vessel Titan Alpha mysteriously fails after reaching the moon’s surface, long buried tensions surface among the colonists. Eduoard Urbain, the mission’s chief scientist, is wracked with anxiety and despair as he sees his life’s work unravel. Malcolm Eberly, Goddard’s chief administrator, takes ruthless measures to hold onto power as a rash of suspicious incidents threaten to undermine his authority. Holly Lane, the colony’s human-resources director, must confront…[more]
Moonbase rose up like the Phoenix out of the lunar dust— a new society thriving on an inhospitable world battling the bitter enmity of powerful Earthside foes for the right to exist.
Now it’s total war.
Seven years after the remarkable Stavenger family made Moonbase a reality, a substantial community lives, labors and flourishes under the leadership of Doug Stavenger, thanks to the wonders of nanotechnology—virus-size machines that can build, refine, cure, create…and destroy. But the science that sustains and supports the young off Earth colony has been declared illegal and immoral by the home planet’s rulers. And one man with the power to dictate policy is launching war’s madness across the heavens—determined to lay claim to Stavenger’s peaceful city or obliterate it if necessary—forcing an isolated society with no arms or military to defend itself with nothing but ingenuity and the tools that built and maintain the settlement.