James Tiptree, Jr. Award 1991, Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee 1992.
Winner of the first James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award for SF about gender issues, White Queen is a dazzling vision of an out-of-control future from the author of Divine Endurance.
It's 2038. Japan has been destroyed by geologic catastrophe. The global economy is in chaos. And Johnny Guglioli, a young wirehead cyberjournalist infected with a very deadly computer virus, follows the trail of a group of extraterrestrials who have landed somewhere in West Africa.
But when Johnny finally finds the aliens, they're far different from anything he could have imagined: Mysterious. Telepathic. Nearly immortal. And driven by a dark imperative that may cost humanity its future.