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Macrolife

By George Zebrowski

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Subtitled A Mobile Utopia, this pioneering novel about the meaning of space habitats for human history, presents spacefaring as no work did in its time, and since. A Utopian novel like no other, presenting a dynamic utopian civilization that transcends the failures of our history.

Epic in scope, Macrolife opens in the year 2021. The Bulero family owns one of Earth's richest corporations. As the Buleros gather for a reunion at the family mansion, an industrial accident plunges the corporation into a crisis, which eventually brings the world around them to the brink of disaster. Vilified, the Buleros flee to a space colony where young Richard Bulero gradually realizes that the only hope for humanity lies in macrolife--mobile, self-reproducing space habitats.

A millennium later, these mobile communities have left our sunspace and multiplied. Conflicts with natural planets arise. John Bulero, a cloned descendant of the twenty-first century Bulero clan, falls in love with a woman from a natural world and experiences the harshness of her way of life. He rediscovers his roots when his mobile returns to the solar system, and a tense confrontation of three civilizations takes place.

One hundred billion years later, macrolife, now as numerous as the stars, faces the impending death of nature. Regaining his individuality by falling away from a highly evolved macrolife, a strangely changed John Bulero struggles to see beyond a collapse of the universe into a giant black hole.

Biographical Notes

George Zebrowski (1945 - )
George Zebrowski was born in Austria in 1945. Fellow science fiction writer Greg Bear calls him one of those rare speculators who bases his dreams on science as well as inspiration, and the late Terry Carr - one of the science fiction field's most influential editors - described him as an authority in the SF field. Zebrowski has published more than seventy works of short fiction and more than a hundred and forty articles and essays, and has written about science for Omni Magazine. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Amazing Stories, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Nature, the Bertrand Russell Society News and many other publications. Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1999 for his novel Brute Orbits, George Zebrowski lives with author Pamela Sargent, with whom he has co-written a number of novels.

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  • ISBN: 9780575125834
  • Publication date: 19 Mar 2012
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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