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By Peter Watts

ISBN-10: 0765307219

ISBN-13: 9780765307217

Starfish lit the fuse. Maelstrom was the explosion. yet 5 years into the aftermath, issues are usually not particularly as simple as they as soon as seemed...

Lenie Clarke-rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg-has destroyed the area. as soon as exploited for her mental dependancy to risky environments, she emerged within the wake of a nuclear blast to serve up vendetta from the sea ground. The horror she unleashed-an historic, apocalyptic microbe known as ßehemoth- has been loose on the earth for part a decade now, devouring the biosphere from the ground up. North the USA lies in ruins underneath the thumb of an all-powerful psychopath. electronic monsters have taken Clarke's identify, wreaking havoc through the decimated remnants of whatever that was known as net. Governments have fallen around the globe; warlords and suicide cults upward push from the ashes, pledging fealty to the Meltdown Madonna. All simply because 5 years in the past, Lenie Clarke had a ranking to settle.

But she has realized whatever meanwhile: she destroyed the area for a fallacy.

Now, cowering on the backside of the Atlantic Ocean, rifters and the technoindustrial "corpses" who created them conceal from an international in its dying throes. yet they can not cover endlessly: anything is monitoring them, down among the lightless cliffs and ditchs of the Midatlantic Ridge. the results of earlier acts succeed in inexorably in the direction of the very backside of the area, and Lenie Clarke needs to ultimately confront the mess she made.

Redemption does not come effortless with the blood of an international in your arms. yet even after 5 years in purgatory, Lenie Clarke remains to be Lenie Clarke. there'll be effects for a person who will get in her way-and worse ones, probably, if she succeeds. . . .

ßehemoth: ß-Max is the 1st of 2 volumes. the tale will finish in ßehemoth: Seppuku.

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Behemoth Behemoth (β-Max + Seppuku)

Starfish lit the fuse. Maelstrom used to be the explosion. yet 5 years into the aftermath, issues should not particularly as simple as they as soon as appeared. .. Lenie Clarke-rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg-has destroyed the area. as soon as exploited for her mental dependancy to harmful environments, she emerged within the wake of a nuclear blast to serve up vendetta from the sea ground.

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A shadow of motion flickered through the clouds. "Those watch us, of course," Amitav said. " "Your people, yes? They make sure the machines are working, and they watch us. " The shadow tracked south, fading. Amitav squatted back on bony haunches and stared inland. "There is little need, of course. We are not what you would call activists here. " He stood up, brushed wet sand from his knees. "And of course you will wish to return to them. " Clarke took a breath. "I—" And stopped. She followed his gaze through a tangle of brown bodies, caught glimpses of tent and shanty in the spaces between.

For some reason the emergency floodgates had opened along a string of sewage lagoons, dumping their coliform bounty into the storm sewers leading to the Gulf. That was only supposed to happen when hurricanes wandered by— an atmosphere mixing it up at forty meters-per-second lets you slip a fair bit of crap under the rug—but Texas was calm today. Desjardins laid odds with himself that the spill was tied to the windfarm failures somehow. There was no obvious connection, of course. There never was.

It looked like staring into naked sunlight: that was the pressure crushing his eyes. It sounded like the Tunguska Blast: that was the sound of his eardrums imploding. It felt like being ground between the Rocky Mountains: his body, squeezed briefly down to some flatter dimension as the front passed, then rebounding like a rubber ball yanked from a vise. He remembered very little of what happened next. But that cold blue light—it had faded, hadn't it? After just a few seconds. By the time the shockwave had hit, all had been darkness again.

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