Seeds of Earth (Humanity's Fire)
by Michael Cobley
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841496313
Date: 21 January 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Scottish author Michael Cobley, perhaps best known for his Shadowkings fantasy trilogy, returns to his science fiction roots. Seeds of Earth, now published in mass market paperback by Orbit is the first novel in a major new space opera series called Humanity's Fire. Book two, entitled Orphaned Worlds is due in the spring.
"First contact was not supposed to be like this. The first intelligent species to encounter Mankind attacked without warning and swarmed locust-like through the solar system. Merciless. Relentless. Unstoppable. With little hope of halting the savage invasion, Earth's last, desperate roll of the dice was to send out three colony ships, seeds of Earth, to different parts of the galaxy. Earth may perish but the human race would live on ...somewhere. 150 years later, the human colony on the planet Darien has established a new world for Humanity and forged a peaceful relationship with the planet's indigenous race, the scholarly, enigmatic Uvovo. But there are secrets buried beneath the surface of Darien's forest moon. Secrets that go back to an apocalyptic battle fought between ancient forerunner races at the dawn of galactic civilisation..."