The Nano Flower
Copyright 1995 by
I first read this in November 1996.
An incredible new technology is being offered for auction and Julia Evans,
the owner of the corporate empire Event Horizon is determined to get it.
Royan, Julia's husband, has been missing for months, but now he's sent
an enigmatic message to Julia. Is it a warning or a cry for help?
Greg Mandel,ex-Mindstar Brigade, is in happy retirement as a gentleman
farmer, but now Julia needs him gear up and get ready to find her husband who
Charlotte Fielder is an exceptionally talented courtesan but her latest
assignment that started with such promise, seems to be going bad.
Finally, and most importantly, it looks like First Contact may have been
made, that aliens have finally arrived.
This is Hamilton's third book featuring Greg and Julia, the
first was Mindstar Rising which was rather good. They're set in the
near future, primarily in England, after global warming has devastated
much of the world. Of course, if you're English, you automatically love
these books because England, and in
particular Peterborough (!) has once again became a major world power.
Additionally, the weather appears to be much improved.
The Nano Flower has rather good writing,a great plot and real
excitement. In particular, the tekmerc shoot-outs and the hunt for the
alien really were gripping.
What's it got? great hi-tech technology, bioware, big guns and aliens.
Loaded on the 17th May 2001.