Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
The diaspora has begun: the spending of Earth's wealth to send STL generation ships to distant stars. Starstruck volunteers queue up hoping to be selected for one of the five ships, but others condemn this dispersal of materials and people needed to help Earth recover from ecological damage. Jeremiah ''for the Homeworld'' leads the rebels with acts of sabotage calculated to slow the exodus and turn world opinion against it. Meanwhile, Thomas Tidwell, official historian of the Diaspora Project, is tracking down a dark secret that hides the true reason for the migration. Kube-McDowell ( Enigma ) presents the world of 2095 through the two viewpoints of Mikhail Dryke, a security agent trying to track down Jeremiah, and Christopher McCutcheon, a project worker and folk singer who gets caught in the gears. The society is believable, socially and technically, the writing keeps a steady pace, building toward the climax, and the secret proves to be quite imaginative.



Used availability for Michael P Kube-McDowell's The Quiet Pools

Hardback Editions

April 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Quiet Pools (Ace Science Fiction)
Author(s): Michael P Kube-McDowell
ISBN: 0-441-69911-1 / 978-0-441-69911-7 (USA edition)
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April 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: The Quiet Pools
Author(s): Michael P Kube-McDowell
ISBN: 0-7924-8382-0 / 978-0-7924-8382-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quiet Pools
Author(s): Michael P Kube-Mcdowell
ISBN: 0-7434-9304-4 / 978-0-7434-9304-8 (USA edition)
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March 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Quiet Pools
Author(s): Michael P Kube-McDowell
ISBN: 0-441-69912-X / 978-0-441-69912-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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