By Ken MacLeod
This quantity contains The Cassini Division and The Sky Road.
<I>The Cassini department: </I>In the twenty fourth century, post people, god-like descendents of people who transformed themselves with excessive expertise, have warped the very cloth of the sunlight approach for unknowable purposes. Ellen may perhaps Ngewthu has a plan to rid humanity of those beings, yet she needs to first commute the whole lot of the sun Union, convincing others that post-humans are the probability she understands they are...
The Sky street: Her rockets redundant, her humans rebellious, and her borders defenseless opposed to the Sino-Soviet Union, Myra Godwin appeals to the crumbling West for support as she faces the top of the distance age. And, centuries sooner or later, as humanity back reaches into area, a tender pupil can make the variation among luck and failure. For his mysterious new lover has seduced him into the assumption of extrapolating the ship's destiny from the darkish files of the previous.
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The beast swims more swiftly forward, the water churning to luminosity beneath its powerful limbs. The ship looms higher and higher as the swimmer and its two passengers approach. When the hull of the craft crashes over them the beast swings broadside to the ship and paddles slowly toward her prow. It stops. The man gestures to a rope net hanging from the side of the ship. As he does so he grasps a heavy cord with one hand and pulls himself from the creature’s back, hanging on to the ropes. The woman follows in kind.
She indicates again her incomprehension. He speaks in other words, different-sounding words, a complex jargon of vowels and stops replacing the growling gutturals of his first speech. Still she does not understand. She shrugs helplessly. A sudden chill passes through her body, making her shudder. The man removes the shining black cloth from about his bony shoulders and holds it toward her. She slips it around her own, softer shoulders, feeling weak and slightly nauseous. She tries to say something to the man, very nearly falls but instead feels herself supported by his bony hands.
She gazes into his face and shrugs. He repeats his words. She indicates again her incomprehension. He speaks in other words, different-sounding words, a complex jargon of vowels and stops replacing the growling gutturals of his first speech. Still she does not understand. She shrugs helplessly. A sudden chill passes through her body, making her shudder. The man removes the shining black cloth from about his bony shoulders and holds it toward her. She slips it around her own, softer shoulders, feeling weak and slightly nauseous.
Divisions: The Second Half of The Fall Revolution by Ken MacLeod