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Patricia Anthony


Cold Allies
Year 1993
Publisher New English Library  (Hodder and Stoughton)
ISBN 0340618426



Into the crossfire of the next world war ...
.... comes an unexpected player: a force of aliens who appear as hovering blue lights over the battlefields of Earth.  Sometimes they save lives.  Sometimes they destroy them.

And no one is sure which side they're on ...




Winner of the Locus poll for best first novel of the year

'Scary and exciting'
Ursula K Le Guin

'The best first novel of 1993 ... The perspectives keep switching like turns of a kaleidoscope ... vivid prose, masterful plot handling, and an overall humane intelligence.



Hubble image of ring galaxy



Credit: NASA

The Lure of the Rings
Resembling a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus of what was once a normal spiral galaxy in this image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This image is being released to commemorate the 14th anniversary of Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990 and its deployment from the space shuttle Discovery on April 25, 1990. The galaxy, cataloged as AM 0644-741, is a member of the class of so-called "ring galaxies." It lies 300 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Dorado.

NASA Image of the day archive





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