The guerilla war against the Second Alliance and its plans for a European apartheid intensifies in this second volume of John Shirley’s A Song Called Youth trilogy. From its beginning, thwarting the Second Alliance has been the first priority of the New Resistance; now the SA has decided it was time to return the favor, Resistance could not be allowed to interfere with the progress of the SA’s master plan. Eliminating the rebels will clear the way for Project Total Eclipse, which in turn would stretch the SA’s shadow over every remaining outpost of humanity—selecting scapegoats, directing violence, and creating an immutable new order. And the penumbra of the Eclipse would establish complete SA control over the Grid, the space colony and the survivors of the war . . . and also it to decide the fate of humanity.
Also available as ebook or in print as part of A Song Called Youth, a complete omnibus of all three novels.
“Avid cyberpunk fans will appreciate this updated edition of a cutting-edge classic.”—Publishers Weekly
“Vivid, dense, powerful imagery…hard to put down!”—Washington Post
“A complex, bizarre, and unique vision of the near future, with a kaleidoscopic mix of politics, pop, and paranoia.” —Bruce Sterling
“John Shirley was cyberpunk’s patient zero, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent. A Carrier.”—William Gibson
“A Song Called Youth might very well be John Shirley’s signature production, still ringing with the clarion call of a bygone era.”—Asimov’s
“The ‘Eclipse trilogy’ by John Shirley is one of the finest examples of cyberpunk ‘war’ novels available. A mesmerizing dark future setting, coherent intrigue, heavy-duty warfare and lots of characters you care for…it will keep you awake at night.”—Transputer Qasar