For short-lived Quick races like humans, space is dominated by the complicated, grandiose Mercatoria, whose rule is both military and religious. To the Dwellers who may live billions of years, the galaxy consists of their gas-giant planets -the rest is debris. Our human hero Fassin Taak is a "Slow Seer" privileged to work with the Dwellers of the gasgiant Nasqueron in his home system Ulubis. His life work is rummaging for data in their vast, disorganised memories and libraries. Unfortunately, without knowing it, he's come close to an ancient secret of unimaginable importance.
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by John M. Barry
by Gilbert M. Gaul
by Jason M. Hough
by George M. Marsden
by Elisa Bartone
by Frances Wood
by Rosellen Brown
by Thomas H. Cook
by Suzanne Berne
by Judith Smith-Levin
by Armistead Maupin
by Delia Ephron
"Humans think in terms of time as it relates to them, but for other beings, like the Dwellers in the universe, who have a much longer life span, time is not quite the same. And with that long perspective on time, the Dwellers may have more than one secret that would be of use to humans. Geoffrey Amis manages this complex and long book with dexterity. He delivers lengthy and sometimes rambling exposition with a light touch that keeps the strands of the plot moving. His agility with pace also draws out humor, particularly in dialogue with artificial intelligence (computers). His subtle touch with the characters and sense of engagement with the action are infectious. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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