Members of a survey team are sent from Earth in 2053 to Adrasteia, 75 light years away. the survey team are of two kinds: \'9291engrams\'9291, copies of earth-bound people, and artificial humans. then, an alien race they call \'9291spinners\'9291 suddenly arrive and take up orbit around Adrasteia. Peter Alander, a flawed engram, is chosen to approach the aliens. What he finds is a wealth of knowledge, Artificial Intelligences, and a faster-than-light vessel - Arachne. Peter is nominated to return to Earth in this vessel, but an alien race is following in the footsteps of the Spinners, destroying everything. Who are they? Can humanity survive?
|Place of Publication||Pymble, N.S.W|
|Number of pages||390|
|ISBN (Print)||9780732275273, 073227527X|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|