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By Ken MacLeod

Humanity has unfold to each megastar inside of 500 light-years of its half-forgotten starting place, coloring the sky with a haze of habitats. Societies upward push and fall. Incautious experiments burn quickly and fade. at the fringes, much less changed people get on with the task of settling a universe that has, up to now, been empty of clever life.

The historic starship But the Sky, My woman! The Sky! is coming into orbit round a promising new procedure after a 400 yr trip. For its long-lived population, the centuries were busy. Now a more youthful iteration is raring to settle the process. The send is a seed-pod able to burst.

Then they discover curious electromagnetic emissions from the system's Earth-like global. because the nature of the indications turns into transparent, the alternatives dealing with the people develop into stark.

On flooring, moment international from the solar, a tender astronomer searches for his system's outermost planet. A relocating element of sunshine thrills, then disappoints him. it is just a comet. His physicist colleague Orro takes break day from attempting to invent a flying-machine to calculate the comet's trajectory. anything is especially extraordinary approximately that comet's path.

They should not the single ones for whom the realm has changed.

"We should not dwelling within the universe we notion we lived in the day past. we need to commence studying the realm in all places again."

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