“Steele is the master of science-fiction
intrigue.” — Washington Post
Allen Steele has won two Hugo Awards, the
Locus Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award,
and the 1998 Science Fiction Chronicle
Readers Award. Now, he presents a novel in
which mankind’s future lies not among the
stars . . . but beneath the waves.
It is called Tethys-the world’s first completely
self-sufficient undersea research station,
situated hundreds of feet below the surface
of the Atlantic. It is the stepping stone to a new
frontier of life on Earth. Within this oasis of
technology are those who seek to unlock the
mysteries of the unknown deep.
They are not alone.
For as some explore the ocean floor in search
of knowledge, there are those with more
ominous motives. Rival corporations practice
industrial espionage to gain the upper hand in a
race of exploitation worth billions. Still others
see the station as a fast way up the ladder of
success … no matter who they drag down in
More threatening still is the existence of
a colossal presence outside the station.
Something stirring from the very depths of the
ocean. Something that may be the greatest
discovery of all.
In good preloved condition with library markings on cover under plastic protector and just inside the front cover.