To Crush the Moon (The Queendom of Sol, #4)
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To Crush the Moon

by Wil McCarthy
Release date: 2005
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

Philip K. Dick Award nominee 2006, Nebula Award nominee 2007.

In the conclusion to this epic interstellar adventure by Nebula Award nominee Wil McCarthy, humanity stands at a crossroads as the heroes who fashioned a man-made heaven must rescue their descendants from eternal damnation...

TO CRUSH THE MOON

Once the Queendom of Sol was a glowing monument to humankind’s loftiest dreams. Ageless and immortal, its citizens lived in peaceful splendor. But as Sol buckled under the swell of an immorbid population, space itself literally ran out...

Conrad Mursk has returned to Sol on the crippled starship Newhope. His crew are the frozen refugees of a failed colony known as Barnard’s Star. A thousand years older, Mursk finds Sol on the brink of rebellion, while a fanatic necro cult is reviving death itself. Now Mursk and his lover, Captain Xiomara “Xmary” Li Weng, are sent on a final, desperate mission by King Bruno de Towaji – one of the greatest terraformers of the ages – to literally crush the moon. If they succeed, they’ll save billions of lost souls. If they fail, they’ll strand humanity between death – and something unimaginably worse...

(updated 2011-09-16)

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