House of Suns
By Alastair Reynolds
(Ace Hardcover, Hardcover, 9780441017171, 480pp.)
Publication Date: June 2, 2009
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Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. But now, someone is eliminating the Gentian line. Campion and Purslane-two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences-must determine exactly who, or what, their enemy is, before they are wiped out of existence.
"Entertaining...This is warm hearted science fiction with big ideas."
"A thrilling, mind- boggling adventure."
-The Times (UK)
"Reynolds's approach seems new, exciting, vibrant."
"A sweeping, audacious slice of galactic-scale intrigue and subterfuge."
"Reynolds has once again created a galaxy-spanning, mind-boggling stage on which to set a gripping, thoughtful, intelligent drama."