|This exciting volume contains four mind-expanding novellas of humanity's struggle for survival in the far future. Peter F. Hamilton's "Watching Trees Grow" In an era of immortality, murder is the ultimate crime, with no statute of limitations-but a relentless detective can pursue his quarry for centuries.
Stephen Baxter's "Reality Dust" A young man vows to investigate war criminals from Earth's alien occupation- even after humanity's past has been erased and reality itself may no longer exist.
Paul McAuley's "Making History" On a ravaged space colony, a historian from the winning side of The Quiet War sets out to chronicle the official story-but will history record the most important battle?
Ian McDonald's "Tendeleo's Story" An alien technolife overruns the African savannah and infects its people-and a preacher's young daughter is at the center of its interstellar transformation.