For alien Commander Arid Ricimer there was no going home. His species was winning the war with Earth, but the civilization he had fought for was gone, destroyed from within by ideologues and bureaucrats. So he does the only thing that makes sense to a person of integrity—he attempts to defect to Earth with his officers and an entire spaceship, a vessel that mounts a superweapon of almost unimaginable power.
Hot on his heels is his former fleet, a force that has already devastated Earth once, and is poised to wipe humanity from existence forever, ready to do almost anything to deny Earth a chance.
To the defenders of Earth he is an enigma—and potentially a Trojan horse. Yet after years of battling back from the brink of destruction, the U.S. space navy has the war-tested heroes to rise to the challenge Ricimer represents—and the danger that follows him—if only those in charge will listen.
The players are in motion and the greatest confrontation this sector of the galaxy has ever witnessed is at hand. Now all depends on the courage of an honorable alien warrior and the intelligence and daring of his human allies.
About Tony Daniel:
“[D]azzling stuff.”–New York Times Book Review
“[His work] teems with vivid characters and surprising action.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About Metaplanetary, by Tony Daniel
“[A] panoramic tale of men and women engaged in a war that spans both virtual and normal realities and that calls into question the nature of human intelligence and the price of freedom.”–Library Journal
About Superluminal, by Tony Daniel
“Daniel renders his 31st-century battles and human dilemmas utterly fascinating.”–Washington Post Book World
“[B]rilliantly realized. . . the story remains gripping throughout.”–Booklist
“Remember his name, and keep watching for whatever he does.”–Roger Zelazny - Author of The Chronicles of Amber
“Daniel proves that the Golden Age of science fiction is right here and now.”–Greg Bear - Multiple Hugo & Nebula winner, author of City at the End of Time
"The best science fiction novel I've read in five years.”–Lucius Shepard – Hugo and Nebula award winning author of The Jaguar Hunter
“A fascinating future world which encompasses some of the best science fiction has to offer, along the lines of 'Doc' Smith, Greg Bear, and Bruce Sterling . . .”–Starlog