Dancing with Eternity

Dancing with Eternity

John Patrick Lowrie

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 1603818103

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Dancing with Eternity

John Patrick Lowrie

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 1603818103

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


What would happen if Odysseus met Captain Ahab in the Fortieth Century? Only Captain Ahab is a beautiful woman named Steel who owns her own starship and Odysseus is an unemployed actor named Mohandas who's stuck on the backside of a backwater moon because he won't pay his taxes. Oh, and everybody-well, almost everybody-lives forever, did I mention that? And there's a telepathic Internet that allows the entire population of the galaxy to communicate at will and even experience the world from another person's perspective.  Dancing with Eternity is a sprawling galactic odyssey that takes Steel, Mo and the crew of the starship Lightdancer on an incredible voyage of adventure, self-discovery, and revelation.  ... And they get to go to a lot of really cool planets, too.

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no rest. Eventually I came to realize that we couldn’t stay sitting there forever, although I wanted to—to simply sit, watch and absorb. We got out handkerchiefs, blew our noses and wiped our eyes. The amazing thing about crying is that it really does address grief. Somehow squirting out some salt water makes your chest feel better. I wonder if anyone has ever figured out how it works. Archie called to the teacher, “Ma’am?” “Yes?” “We haven’t been in Nazareth in quite a while. We were looking

me at the time. I wondered if that would have upset my father. Ruth and Matthew looked about the same biological age as Steel, Arch and me, but they were shaped quite differently. I had forgotten human beings could take so many different shapes. Matthew was long and so thin as to be almost skeletal. Time or shyness or both had collapsed his posture into a triple ess-curve—he was preceded by his knees and Adam’s apple wherever he went. Ruth was a compact pile of a person: her plump head was piled

of lasers. What were you looking for?” Equipment of all kinds was organized on long tables and shelves. If there were any lasers there you could have fooled me. “Well,” Yuri replied, “something light, portable, handheld. Something we can aim.” “Sure,” Eddie said. “We call those ‘ray guns.’ ” Yuri looked around at us wanly. Then he got into an extended discussion with Eddie about all kinds of technical aspects— power requirements, weight, range, burn time. In the end he gave us seven small

product of her work, and because our home as we had known it no longer existed. After we flew under the south polar cap (it’s much larger now) and away toward Earth my home turned back into a globe receding behind us—and I knew that it was my home. I didn’t want it to leave, but it kept getting smaller. My fingers longed to dig in its earth, my feet to walk upon it, my lungs to breathe its air and my face to feel its winds. I ached for the endless, rusty deserts that were no more. And then it

was gone. Just a bright star lost in the night, a star that wasn’t even the right color anymore. The change in Earth was even more astounding. Of course I’d seen realities on the net over the centuries, stories of its gentrification after the Great Expansion, of its depopulation, of the enrichment that was the product of being the hub of an interstellar civilization, but I still wasn’t prepared. We landed at Nairobi spaceport (it was nice to know the Lightdancer could actually land on a planet)

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