By Nancy Kress
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The 12 months is 2035. After ecological mess ups approximately destroyed the Earth, 26 survivors—the final of humanity—are trapped by way of an alien race in a sterile enclosure often called the Shell.
Fifteen-year-old Pete is among the Six—children who have been born deformed or sterile and raised within the Shell. As, one after the other, the survivors develop ill and die, Pete and the Six fight to place apart their anger on the alien Tesslies in an effort to locate the ability to rebuild the earth jointly. Their purely desire lies inside short time-portals into the hot earlier, the place they create again little ones to refill their disappearing gene pool.
Meanwhile, in 2013, tremendous mathematician Julie Kahn works with the FBI to resolve a sequence of inexplicable kidnappings. unexpectedly her predictive algorithms start to show greater than simply illegal activity. As she starts off to achieve her position within the drawing close disaster, concurrently affecting the Earth and the Shell, Julie closes in at the fact. She and Pete are converging in time upon the way forward for humanity—a destiny which would by no means unfold.
Weaving 3 consecutive time strains to resolve either the secret of the Earth's destruction and the major to its salvation, this taut post-apocalyptic mystery deals a topical plot with a pleasing twist.
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