By Alastair Reynolds

BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH is the 1st quantity in a huge trilogy tracing the Akinya kinfolk throughout greater than 10000 years of destiny history...out past the sunlight process, into interstellar area and the sunrise of galactic society.

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a global the place Africa is the dominant technological and monetary energy, and the place crime, warfare, sickness and poverty were banished to heritage, Geoffrey Akinya wishes just one factor: to be left in peace, in order that he can proceed his stories into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. yet Geoffrey's relatives, the tremendous Akinya company empire, has different plans. After the loss of life of Eunice, Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile house explorer and entrepreneur, whatever awkward has come to gentle at the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked - good, blackmailed, relatively - to head up there and ensure the family's identify remains certainly unblemished. yet little does Geoffrey have an understanding of - or a person else within the family members, for that subject - what he's approximately to solve. Eunice's ashes have have already got been scattered in sight of Kilimanjaro. however the secrets and techniques she died with are approximately back out into the open, and so they may perhaps swap every little thing. Or shatter this near-utopia into shards ...

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Forrester opened his mouth, but Hera got in ahead of him. She leaned over to her divine husband and hissed, in a tone audible to everyone in the room: “Don't belabor the obvious, dear. ” Zeus said. The roar was exactly the same. “I'm not at all sure. No! Of course not. Naturally not, my dear. ” He looked around slowly, nodding his great head. “Now, now. Let's see. Do we have a quorum? I don't see Morpheus. ” “Asleep, as usual,” Mars growled. He finished scratching his side and began on his beard.

Exactly. ” she asked. ” Forrester said. “Oh. Face. Fine. ” “I did,” Venus said. “My goodness, the way you bashed that one bruiser with your drink —that was really excellent. ” Wondering whether he should be complimented or just a little ashamed of himself, Forrester said nothing at all. The idea that he had been under the personal supervision of Aphrodite herself bothered him more than he could say. The brawl was the first thing that came to mind. It didn't seem like the sort of thing a Goddess of Love ought to have been watching.

I mean, it's the first thing I thought of, and I'm probably wrong, but just let me ask the questions, if you don't mind, and maybe some of this will make some sense. ” Venus said. Forrester swayed. “Dionysus/Bacchus himself,” he said. “Won't he mind my—” Venus laughed. “Mind your using his name? ” “But—” “It's all because of the orgies,” Venus said. Everything, he told himself, was getting just a little too much for him. ” he said. Venus nodded. “You see, there are all those orgies held in his honor.

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