By Stephen Baxter
She had no identify. She had simply her venture - she might go back domestic. And shower within the gentle of a long-dead sun... whether it intended the sacrifice of this unnecessary little moon to do it.
The Wheel of Ice: a hoop of ice and metal turning round a moon of Saturn, domestic to a colony mining minerals for a resource-hungry destiny Earth. a nasty position to develop up.
The Wheel has been tormented by difficulties. might be it's simply gremlins, simply undesirable good fortune. yet what's the reality of the children's tales of 'Blue Dolls' glimpsed aboard the large facility? And why won't the kids cross down the warren-like mines? after which sixteen-year-old Phee legislation, browsing Saturn's earrings, saves an enigmatic blue field from destruction.
Aboard the Wheel, The healthcare professional, Jamie and Zoe discover a severe state of affairs - and 3 strangers who've simply became up out of nowhere seem like top applicants to be accused of sabotage ... The health professional unearths himself stuck up in a secret that is going correct again to the production of the sun method. yet it's a secret which can have dire repercussions for the folks at the Wheel. It's a secret which could kill all of them.
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Far too easily—unless the stories were lies. She did not think they were. She did not know whether he would take a life just to get across a river quickly, but she feared he might. This made her begin to think of escaping from him. It made her think longingly of her people, her compound, her home . . Yet she made herself womanly for him at night. He never had to ask her to do this. She did it because she wanted to, because in spite of her doubts and fears, he pleased her very much. She went to him as she had gone to her first husband, a man for whom she had cared deeply, and to her surprise, Doro treated her much as her first husband had.
People too valuable to be casually killed," he said. " He gave her a long silent look, then spoke with that same softness. "I may have to go to them, Anyanwu. " She could not recall ever having been threatened so gently—or so effectively. Her sons . . "Come," she whispered. " With concealed excitement, Doro followed the small, wizened woman to her tiny compound. The compound wall—made of red clay and over six feet high—would give them the privacy Anyanwu wanted. "My sons would do you no good," she told him as they walked.
He was young—not yet thirty, she thought. Surely too young to be any threat to her. Yet something about him worried her. His sudden openness after so much stealth, perhaps. Who was he? What did he want? When he was near enough, he spoke to her, and his words made her frown in confusion. They were foreign words, completely incomprehensible to her, but there was a strange familiarity to them—as though she should have understood. She stood up, concealing uncharacteristic nervousness. " she asked. He lifted his head slightly as she spoke, seemed to listen.
Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter