From the days of the dinosaurs, mysterious aliens have been transporting earthly life forms across the galaxy to the worlds of the Second Sphere. Here, the descendants of humans abducted from the Stone Age and from colonial America coexist with dinosaurs--and with the saurs, their intelligent descendants, who are technologically superior to the humans. This arrangement is disturbed by the arrival of nearly immortal (but far from indestructible) humans from 21st-century Earth--men like Matt Cairns, who have no desire to let the secret of interstellar flight remain in the hands of the inscrutable, almost godlike aliens.
In addition to the Engines of Light series, MacLeod has written the Fall Revolution quartet: The Cassini Division (a Nebula Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist); The Star Fraction (a Prometheus Award winner); The Stone Canal (also a Prometheus Award winner); and The Sky Road (a Hugo Award finalist and recipient of the British SF Association Award). --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I skipped a bunch of pages but I'm sure they would not have rescued this disaster.
Characters are shallow and not well developed but rather just thrown into the... Read more
"Dark Light" is a compellingly readable sequel to "Cosmonaut Keep" in Ken MacLeod's "The Engines of Light" space opera science fiction series of novels, reaffirming his status as... Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Kwok
Matt Cairns, Gregor Cairns and the rest of the crew of the Bright Star have left Mingulay and visited their nearest star system, right next door. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Michael Valdivielso
This book was in many ways superior to Cosmonaut Keep, the first in the trilogy. While the first book had good characters, world building and wild speculation, it used an... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Commodore
Those who have read COSMONAUT KEEP should find this a worthwhile continuation. I liked it better than the first book, myself, because of the increased political and theological... Read morePublished on March 11 2003 by Neal Reynolds
Oh, those Brits! Having to contend with Banks, Reynolds and Mielville isn't enough. We must have this bloke inflicted on us as well. Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by Frances Huntington