THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK. New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The ecologically ravaged Earth has been taken over by the apparently benign One True, a computer virus that intends to infect Mars and the other space colonies as well. "THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK -– which is set in an alternate history version of a future Mars –- depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's RED MARS (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional." - John Clute, SFE (online). The fourth book in the "Century Next Door" sequence. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145438).
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