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By Nancy Kress

EISBN-13: 978-1-61696-065-0

The yr is 2035. After ecological mess ups approximately destroyed the Earth, 26 survivors—the final of humanity—are trapped via an alien race in a sterile enclosure often called the Shell.

Fifteen-year-old Pete is likely one of the Six—children who have been born deformed or sterile and raised within the Shell. As, one after the other, the survivors develop ill and die, Pete and the Six fight to place apart their anger on the alien Tesslies which will locate the ability to rebuild the earth jointly. Their merely desire lies inside short time-portals into the new prior, the place they convey again kids to fill up their disappearing gene pool.

Meanwhile, in 2013, terrific mathematician Julie Kahn works with the FBI to unravel a chain of inexplicable kidnappings. unexpectedly her predictive algorithms start to exhibit greater than simply illegal activity. As she starts off to gain her function within the drawing close disaster, concurrently affecting the Earth and the Shell, Julie closes in at the fact. She and Pete are converging in time upon the way forward for humanity—a destiny which would by no means unfold.

Weaving 3 consecutive time strains to resolve either the secret of the Earth's destruction and the main to its salvation, this taut post-apocalyptic mystery bargains a topical plot with a lovely twist.

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Ha! Don’t be sneaking off before the job’s done! ” “Sure you was. You’re bone lazy, Pete. A wild one for sure. ” When Bridget died, Pete wished it had been Darlene instead. ” He picked up the bucket of fertilizer. ” “Them ain’t soy,” she said scathingly. “Them are some concoction the Tesslies dreamed up and don’t you think nothing different, boy! ” “Yeah, right,” Pete said. Darlene was crazy. The Tesslies keeping humans alive for twenty years, giving them Grab machinery to get fertile kids to make more humans, just to poison the whole lot.

That was McAllister: always encouraging, always kind. She was one of the Survivors, from the time before the Tesslies destroyed the world. When that happened, McAllister had been only twenty-one, six years older than Pete was now. The Tesslies had put her and twenty-five others in the Shell, and then— what? Kept them there to breed and…. Pete didn’t know what the Tesslies had wanted, or wanted now. Who could understand killer aliens who destroyed a world and then for over twenty years kept a zoo going with random survivors?

I’m having the baby, I’m keeping the baby, I’m raising the baby. Georgetown’s given me a year’s sabbatical, for which I was overdue anyway. I’ve got great medical coverage. I feel fine now that morning sickness is over. ” “Except for me,” said Linda, to whom anything else was unthinkable. Julie smiled. “Of course. You can be my labor coach. ” Linda sipped her caramel macchiato. Julie saw that her friend was still troubled. Linda would never understand isolates like Julie and Jake. ” Jake was a geologist.

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