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A Gathering of Stars

Mechanical Sky Series, Book 2 · Mechanical Sky

by Donald Moffitt


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The ambitious Sultan of Alpha Centauri can only claim the illustrious title of Caliph if he makes a ritual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. This journey completed, he will rule the entire population of the greater Islamic universe. But human knowledge has not yet been able to overcome the significant challenges presented by interplanetary travel. However, the Sultan resourcefully enlists the help of Abdul Hamid-Jones, a clever fugitive with a price on his head and the law on his heels. Thrown into the bewildering world of the Sultanís schemes, Abdul receives a hasty introduction to complex physics and the even more complex political intrigues of the Sultanís court. Responsible for the successful execution of the Sultanís plan, Abdul slowly realizes with horror that the fate of the entire Solar system could be resting on his shoulders.

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Open Road Media
Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date:
Mechanical Sky


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Donald Moffitt (Author)

Donald Moffitt (1931–2014) was born in Boston. A former public relations executive, industrial filmmaker, and ghostwriter, he wrote fiction on and off for more than twenty years, often under one of many pen names. In 1977 he published his first fu...

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