Ben Bova continues his hard SF Star Quest series which began with Death Wave and Apes and Angels.
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In Surivival, a human team sent to scout a few hundred lightyears in front of the death wave encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, a civilization of machine intelligences.
These sentient, intelligent machines have existed for eons, and have survived earlier “death waves,” gamma ray bursts from the core of the galaxy. They are totally self-sufficient, completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, and utterly uninterested in helping to save other civilizations, organic or machine.
But now that the humans have discovered them, they refuse to allow them to leave their planet, reasoning that other humans will inevitably follow if they learn of their existence.
The Star Quest Trilogy#1 Death Wave#2 Apes and Angels#3 Survival
|Grouped Work ID||88e1f520-cd6e-bd34-edba-63bc46c06101|
|Grouping Author||bova ben|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-02 04:48:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-17 04:47:38AM|
|author||Bova, Ben, 1932-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Science Fiction|
|display_description||Alexander Ignatiev, former commander of the Sagon, who first discovered the Predecessors, is now in command of the Intrepid, one of dozens of ships sent out from Earth to try to save other civilizations. Their mission is to make contact with the intelligent machines that occupy a world only a few hundred light-years from the death wave's front. But their arrival is not welcomed.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|series||Star Quest novels|
|series_with_volume||Star Quest novels|3|
|subject_facet||Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction|
Life on other planets -- Fiction
|title_full||Survival / Ben Bova|