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Tor 1163 Cold As Ice NM
Cold As Ice
By Charles Sheffield
Cover by Vincent di Fate
25 years ago, a great interplanetary war shook the Solar System. It
was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons killed - believe it or
else! - nine BILLION people. Luckily, no one had yet invented the
planetbuster bomb, so there was still an interplanetary civilization.
But the rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of
those deadly weapons remain, some still orbiting the Sun in the debris
of destroyed ships; others deliberately placed in storage.
The latest political conflict involves Europa. Cyrus Mobarak,
multi-billionaire inventor of the fusion engine, is determined to bring
human settlements to that water world. Opposing him is the administrator
of the existent small colony, Hilda Brandt. And caught inbetween are
three remarkable young people who may hold the key to humanity's
First mass market printing, 1993. A brand-new, unread book. There are
touches of corner wear from box storage, and an owner's name scrawled at
the top of the flyleaf.