"Cutting edge of literature"
In the latter part of the twenty-first century,
nanotechnology is about to take man into the next
evolutionary leap. Then continuous, mysterious, and
unstoppable signals from space created The Silence, a state
where radios, television and the net were inoperable.
Crescent City was created in the Caribbean Sea, a sentient
life form meant to be a repository of all human knowledge.
Crescent City will one day turn itself into a space ship
but before that could happen, pirates attack and destroy
the coordinates needed to take the ship to it's proper
destination. Jason Peabody and Dania leave Crescent City
for Johnson Space Station in Houston where they can
retrieve the coordinates the city so desperately needs.
Their journey through a world altered by nanotechnology and
decimated by plague is the stuff of legends.
On one level, a person has to be a super genius to
understand all the scientific concepts put forth in LIGHT
MUSIC. On the other hand, if the readers are willing to
let their imaginations flow freely, they will enjoy a
fascinating story line populated with characters that are
all too human despite their genetic differences. Kathleen
Ann Goonan is a writer on the cutting edge of literature.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 9, 2002