By Vernor Vinge
Throughout Realtime brings jointly vintage associated novels that current a shiny imaginative and prescient of time go back and forth and destiny struggle. They express one of many masters of recent SF on the best of his online game and supply a desirable spouse to his epic contemporary novels.
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She smiled, and Ignace knew that he was probably a little in love with Euphrati Keeler, though the time since the xeno beast had attacked her in the Whisperheads had been hard for her, and to be honest, he was surprised to see her here. She’d lost weight and wore her blonde hair scraped back in a tight ponytail, still beautifully feminine, despite her best attempts to disguise the fact. He’d once written an epic poem for the marchioness Xorianne Delaquis, one of the supposed great beauties of the Terran court – a despicable commission that he’d loathed, but one that had paid handsomely – but her beauty was artificial and hollow compared to the vitality he now saw in Keeler’s face, like someone born anew.
Surely, he had misheard. To imagine that the Warmaster did not know something was inconceivable. ’ asked Horus suddenly. ‘Of course, sir,’ answered Maloghurst without pause. ’ asked Horus, moving to the table and lifting the fallen data-slate. Maloghurst hesitated. ‘Another burden you do not need, my lord. ’ ‘Petronella Vivar of House Carpinus,’ said Horus, reading the contents of the slate. ‘I know of her family. ’ ‘Is it, Maloghurst? ’ Maloghurst was shocked. ‘Sir, what are you talking about?
Iterators and remembrancers had not yet become an official part of the Crusade fleets, but the civilians and scholars who hung on the coattails of the expeditionary forces moved amongst the populace and promulgated the glory and truth of the Imperium. They had been welcomed with open arms, thanks largely to the dutiful work undertaken by the chaplains of the XVII Legion, the Word Bearers, in the wake of the conquest. It had been a good war; won rapidly and, for the Luna Wolves, bloodlessly. The defeated foe was brought into compliance quickly and efficiently, allowing the commander to leave Kor Phaeron of the Word Bearers to complete the task of bringing the light of truth and enlightenment to Davin.
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, Book 1) by Vernor Vinge