Mike ReadISBN: 0595342744;
Book DescriptionPhysicist and civil engineer Dr. Richard St. James lives on the Mars Settlement and works for the Mars Administration. A failed relationship on the Moon propelled him to seek out a new beginning on the Red Planet. Now he must contend withthe ever-changing face of science. But it is a new galaxy. Following the economic and political collapse of Earth?s governments, powerful groups organize the Economic Zones to replace national boundaries. The Economic Council promulgates facts, forbids the teaching of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and spiritual faith, instead channeling their energy into fielding planetary colonies and space stations. A generation grows up that has never seen the sun from Earth, or experienced any culture other than the self-centered, hard-scrabble struggle to survive in the darkness of space. It is this very darkness that St. James must confront, especially when he meets the beautiful and exotic Socorro, a chemist recently...
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