The starstream is beautiful. But beauty turns deadly when an ancient AI bent on destruction uses it to travel uptime to humanity’s future. Part 1 of a long-awaited new chapter in The Chaos Chronicles. Concludes with Crucible of Time, in September.
Carol Berg writes of warriors who battle demons inside souls, artists whose portraits reflect truth, musicians who sing visions, librarians who have past lives, and as Cate Glass, a team of sorcerer spies. She won the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.