TO LEAVE EARTH BEHIND . . . FOREVER
In 2064, Rand Porter has been offered the job of a lifetime, as resident Shaper of visual effects and music for the world's most famous zero-gee dance company, at a luxury hotel in High Orbit. But those who go to space for long must remain forever as their bodies adapt irrevocably to the absence of gravity—and Rand's beloved novelist wife Rhea Paixao has her roots sunk deep in the Earth, in her beloved Cape Cod . . .
And as they wrestle with their private dilemma, bizarre things—small miracles—are beginning to occur everywhere, on Earth and throughout the entire Solar system. Little things, at first, scarcely noticed . . . but gradually their impact and frequency build. All too soon the human race—and its evolutionary successors, the space-dwelling stardancers—find themselves approaching the terrifying cusp of their shared destiny: Courage Day, an appointment made for them both a million years ago.
In this stunning capstone to the Hugo and Nebula-winning Stardance Saga, mankind meets its greatest challenge since it left the trees—a make-or-break point beyond which literally nothing, anywhere, can ever be the same again . . .
"Nobody's perfect, but Spider comes pretty damned close!" —Ben Bova
". . . I'd nominate Spider Robinson as the new Robert Heinlein. Like Mr. Heinlein in his prime, Mr. Robinson writes in a crisp, tightly controlled prose about a future that is recognizably descended from today's world, yet provocatively altered." —The New York Times
"Robinson is the hottest writer to hit science fiction since Harlan Ellison . . . He can match the master's
frenetic energy and emotional intensity, arm-break for gut-wrench." —Los Angeles Times
"Sheer good storytelling . . . imaginative and captivating. . . ." —Publishers Weekly
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