By C. J. Cherryh
C. J. Cherryh's upcoming new technological know-how fiction novel Hammerfall (Avon Eos, 7/01), is the suitable chance to revisit this author's powerful backlist, together with the newest booklet, satan to the Belt (Warner, 12/00). starting from Earth to the asteroids and past, the acclaimed novels first released as Heavy Time and Hellburner are knife-edged thrillers of lethal intrigue in an period of harmful transition. sooner or later global of the Merchanters and the Alliance, rising new forces, together with the Union and the Fleet, are difficult the strangle-holds of worldwide governments and world-spanning company cartels. however it might be traditional humans -- the blameless and the unfortunate -- who're trapped within the turmoil while interstellar powers collide.
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Devil to the Belt by C. J. Cherryh