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Signed by Baxter and Greg Bear.
ill. David A. Hardy. London: PS Publishing, 2000. Signed Limited Edition. 6 X 9. Hard Cover. All Contributors Signed This Edition. As New / As New. ISBN: 1902880110. Signed by Baxter and Greg Bear. Introduction by Greg Bear.....A NEW story set in Baxters acclaimed Xeelee Sequence, Reality Dust is a powerful drama of science, history, and the human heart......The year: AD 5408. Earth is left devastated by centuries of brutal alien occupation. But now the overlords have been driven away. On Earth, faction struggle for power, and to restore mankinds fortunes. Hama Druz -- young, idealistic -- is assigned by the ruling Coalition to investigate the affairs of the surviving pharaohs. These ancients have been kept alive by longevity technology banned by the occupation authorities., but granted to the pharaohs in return for their collaboration. In the crowded, angry squalor of an alien-built city, Hama is confronted by a pharaoh -- Gemo Cana -- who presents him with moral complexities Hama never imagined. Soon Hamas mission takes him far from Earth. On Jupiters frozen moon Callisto, another immortal has been labouring for centuries over a secretive scientific project: a project which might provide mankind with great opportunities... or unimaginable dangers. Hama finds himself at a pivot of history, as mankind confronts the complexity of its past and the challenge of a dangerous future.