In the summer of 2069, humans once again
venture to moon, uninvited and unwelcome.
Led by Dr. Laureen McKinsey, the widow of
the moon's first governor, each of the five
crew members have a claim on Tranquility's
past. Particularly interesting to Grey is Captain
Kris Fairfield, a combat hero haunted by her
wartime experiences. Again the computers
seek to destroy this threat to their authority,
but this time Grey has an agenda of his own.
The result is civil war with control of the moon
and the fate of mankind hanging in the balance.
With the third book of the series, poetry becomes a major element of the mythos, showing that
Grey, despite outward appearances, understands his humanity all too well. Most of the poems
in Tranquility's Heirs are borrowed from classic poets, but this is not true of subsequent novels.
The novel also introduces Captain Kris Fairfield who becomes Grey's love interest and a
powerful character in her own right.
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Tourism in the future will use different
technologies, but the basic experience
won't change. Just as we journey to far
lands and bring back souvenirs, so will
those traveling to the moon forty years
from now. The official logo of the
Tranquility Lunar Colony displays an
image of the White Towers, the moon's
most famous landmark, which houses a
museum of early life on the moon.
"I have a rendezvous with Death,
at some disputed barricade,
When spring comes back with rustling shade
And Apple blossoms fill the air-
I have a rendezvous with Death
When spring brings back blue days and fair."