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The orbiting tachyon detector was designed by physicist Juan Obrion to identify life in other star systems, but even though he expected to find some signs of life, he certainly didn't expect to find any life on earth. Juan discovers that a culture has been concealed for many years far below Antarctica, and Obrion ventures out as part of a four-man team to explore the unkno ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Spectra
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Toward the beginning of the book, I felt the writing style was weak and it looked as if it would be just another humans-accidentally-given-a-tour-of-deserted-alien-cities story. Either the style improved or I got used to it. The theme expanded some. There's a quick glimpse of where a super-advanced civilization might disappear to (not so satisfying). There's more discussion of the potential benefits and harms that might result from the choices humans of our era might make on using advanced alien ...more
George Zebrowski is a science fiction author and editor who has written and edited a number of books, and is a former editor of The Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives with author Pamela Sargent, with whom he has co-written a number of novels, including Star Trek novels.More about George Zebrowski...