Friday, 28 March 2008


Hodder paperback, first printing, 1971. Cover painting by Chris Foss.

"The devastated Earth had only a handful of inhabitants - now even their future was in balance 
The Twenty-Second Century had been and gone - and with it, the worst war in the bloody history of mankind: the War of the Black Rising. The Earth was devastated, the moon blasted out of the sky. It was only on Mars, many millions of miles away, that humanity had survived - in the shape of a few isolated Black colonists. 
But out of that few had grown a new civilization - a civilization which now, some two thousand years later, had successfully launched its first ever space exploration - destination, the 'dead' planet Earth.


NEL paperback, 1989. Cover artist uncredited.

"The planet Cyteen dominated all settled space. 
The Reseune bio-engineering labs dominated Cyteen. 
Ariane Emory, 120 years old, a genius in genetics and psychology, corrupt and ruthless, was absolute ruler of Reseune. 
So when she was murdered, a genetic double had to be brought into being to succeed her. A little child was to be created to inherit all the regions of humanity. 
Ariane Emory was to be reborn..."