What if a woman as strong and as complex as Eva PerÓn began her life as a robot repair assistant threatened by a powerful peacekeeping force that wants to take all she has from her?
The discovery ship, Creative Fire , is on its way home from a multi-generational journey. But home is nothing like the crew expected. They have been gone for generations, and the system they return to is home to technologies and riches beyond their wildest dreams. But they are immediately oppressed and relegated to the lowest status imaginable, barely able to interact with the technologies and people of the star station where they dock, the Diamond Deep.
Ruby Martin and her partner, Joel North, must find a way to learn what they need to know and to become more than they have ever been if they are to find a way to save their people.
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|Title of eBook: The Diamond Deep|
|Release Date: 10-08-2013|
|Publisher: Prometheus Books|
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The Diamond Deep
Ruby sat on the edge of the bed, as silent and still as possible. Now, morethan ever before, she felt all of the generations that had been born anddied in The Creative Fire. Their work, their hope, their dreams, and theirpain seemed to float around Ruby like a fog of intent.
Joel's quiet breath filled the room, punctuated with the creaks and groansof the great ship around her, the sigh of machinery that filled the space insidewith air and delivered water to grow food, to drink, and to clean. Living sonear the center not only sounded different, but it felt different; as if the entiremass of The Creative Fire centered here on Joel's room.
On their room. It was their room, and she would stay in it. She wouldshare his power, and she would do it well. She had earned it. She would finda way to fit here.
Beside her, Joel rolled over and stretched. She put a hand on his shoulder,kneading softly to work at his stiff muscles. As her fingers worked, Joel'sbreath lost the even rhythm of sleep.
He pushed himself up on his elbow. "You might as well be pacing."
"I can feel the ship around me. At home," she gestured outward, towardthe working habitats, "at home there would be robots going by and childrenlaughing and bells for shift change."
"Isn't your home here now?"
"Of course." The tone of her whisper was a caress to match the hand thattrailed along his back. "You worked out hard yesterday."
"Winning has given me more enemies." He touched her hair, strokingit. "You have them, too. You should start working with KJ again. It's been...