The final volume of this lusciously scenic quest for the past, which blends exoticism with dogmatic bureaucracy in a world crowded with wonders. Ten million years in the future, humans have evolved into the God-like Preservers and have fled the Universe, but are still worshipped by those servant races they raised to intelligence and gifted the vast artificial world of Confluence. Yama, the Child of the River, has stumbled into the middle of a civil war. While the dispossessed peoples of Confluence hope that Yama may renew their world, he must discover the strength to fight not only his enemies without, but the enemy within.
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"[A] marvelously sustained cosmogonic romance of the far future..."--John Clute, Hugo Award-winning writer, editor, critic, and science fiction scholar"A flavorful stew...the spectacle becomes colossal and the action reaches fever pitch."--"Washington Post Book World"A powerful epic that could be one of the most important in recent SF."--"Locus"Some books you read, and upon finishing realize that while it may have been good, you probably won't read it again. Others you know you will. Then there are the books which you not only instantly know you will read again, but will get more out of them the second time. "The Book of Confluence" belongs to this last category."--"The New York Review of Science Fiction"
About Paul McAuley
Paul J. McAuley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, Sidewise and John W. Campbell Awards. He gave up his position as a research biologist to write full-time. He lives in london.
Shrine Of Stars by Paul McAuley
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