Terra Insegura (The Helix War #2)

Book 2 in The Helix War duology

Published by DAW Books

Short-listed for the 2010 Prix Aurora Award for Best Long-Form Work in English

Cover art by Stephan Martiniere

The battle for survival returns to earth in the sequel to the Aurora Award-winning sci-fi adventure Marseguro.

Marseguro, a water world far from Earth, is home to a colony of humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created from modified human DNA. For seventy years the colony has lived in peace. Then Earth discovers Marseguro, and a strike force is sent to eradicate this “abomination.”

But Marseguro has created a genetically tailored plague to use against Earth’s Holy Warriors. With the enemy defeated, the people of Marseguro feel they are safe.

But Chris Keating, the traitor who signaled Marseguro’s location to the Holy Warriors, has fled to Earth, unknowingly carrying the deadly plague within him. The people of Marseguro feel they must send a ship to Earth with a life-saving vaccine. Only time will tell what awaits them when they reach their destination.

“Terra Insegura is an action-packed thrill-ride that outshines its predecessor…Plot twists, surprise characters, and well-drawn action make this novel both enjoyable and a prime example of why science fiction is still awesome. I find it difficult to complain about this novel, because I had problems putting it down. Terra Insegura has just enough action to keep me fixed to the page, and plenty of suspense (and even a little romance) to make this more than just another book of explosions and space battles. It’s a novel that knows it is good science fiction and isn’t afraid to show it…science fiction at its best.” – Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ News & Reviews

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 in

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