Ascending by James Alan Gardner

By James Alan Gardner

Oar is the final of her type -- a resident of the so-called "planet of no return," as soon as the Admiralty's dumping floor for undesirables and people who had turn into expendable. Oar's obvious physique is indestructible. but the brain it homes grows weary and should quickly give up to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. yet Oar can't sleep, no longer but. There are strong forces looking her destruction for purposes unknown. There are outdated allies who desire her counsel and a real heritage that has to be printed. there's a lot Oar needs to accomplish prior to the "apathetic hibernation" overcomes her, notwithstanding time is decidedly her enemy. with her buddy, Admiral Festina Ramos, she needs to locate her ultimate future ... and in an enormous and unstable universe, future isn't a certain factor.

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