Prometheus Award: Best Novel winner (1995).
It is the dawn of a new era of space exploration and colonization. Dagny Beynac, descendant of the legendary Anson Guthrie, becomes a heroine of a new Lunarian civilization that struggles to break free of the influence of Earth. Centuries later, the entire solar system is dominated by a vast network of machine intelligences.
On Earth and Luna, splintered fragments of humanity search for some way to survive in a system that no longer seems to hold a place for flesh and blood. And the only solution lies in the distant past, in the life of Dagny Beynac.
Genres: science fiction
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.