Join Science Fiction Book Club for a great deal on MIGRATION
Back at work after last year’s terrifying attack on the Norcoast Salmon Research Facility, biologist Mackenzie Connor thinks her role in the interstellar crisis sparked by two alien races—the invisible Ro and the six-limbed Dryn—is over. Few know the truth of what really happened at Base, and how Mac escaped to the Dryn homeworld. Now, with repairs nearing completion, Mac can almost forget the brain-enhancement that lets her speak and read Dryn and the abduction of her friend and colleague Emily. And she can almost forget the danger to Earth posed by the planet-eaters.
For her role has not ended. While Mac is on a field trip beyond Base, the Ro send her a message in code—and a swift, flickering image of Emily. Soon after, an earthquake and tsunami cut a devastating swath through the region, effectively shutting down all research. Mac heads for her remote family cabin for some r&r, only to find herself once more playing host to aliens—one of whom is able to decipher her message. Disguised as a tourist, he has come to invite Mac to a secret gathering of the Interspecies Union.
There, Mac and her fellow delegates face a daunting challenge: how to find and stop a space-faring enemy that mindlessly consumes every molecule of organic matter in its path. As world after world is decimated, it becomes clear that the planet-eaters are hunting for something—but what? In a desperate search for answers, each question gives way to new puzzles, and the only hope any of them can find may bring destruction as easily as salvation. Jacket art by Royo. (Approx. 464 pp.) 2005.
Science Fiction Book Club for more information