(From the publisher):
2092 ...and the dogs of war have gathered once more. Global warming dominates the planet and even thinned by bloodshed, famine, and disease, Earth's population exceeds 13 billion. Food and water is scarce, and refugees number in the hundreds of millions. Above this despair, the Republic of Luna is a place ruled by humanism and the laws of science. Out of necessity, life on an airless world burrows deep underground and the Lunarians, in a society where information flows freely and nothing is secret, have become mankind's first true extraterrestrial race. To stay alive they unlock nature's deepest secrets, gaining mastery over the genetic foundations of life itself. Back on Earth, religious zealots of all faiths denounce them as Satan's minions, abominations in the eyes of God. Prince Ahmed Mohammed Al Zarqowi, Caliph of the Islamic Brotherhood, believes he can use this prejudice to attack Luna with impunity and create mankind's first multi planet empire. To the Caliph this is simply the next step in a plan to bring an unbelieving world under Islamic Law, unleashing forces intent on destroying the Republic before it is even fifty years old.
Original title: Evolutions Child
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Planets & Societies