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Threshold

(1990)
(The first book in the Threshold series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Threshold is a space habitat between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter with a population of a quarter million. Run by a latter-day United Nations, one of its duties is to keep humans off of Earth, now a preserve. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims from other systems are not pleased at being kept from Mecca. Their leader's daughter decides to experience Threshold's decadent (to her) society with the heir to a powerful exploration corporation, who is also smuggling illegal life forms into the habitat, thus threatening the stability of a conference on the rights of nonhuman races and ALIs--Artificial Living Individuals which the Muslims treat as they do their women: like property. Captain Joseph South, on a test flight through interstellar spongespace, is translated 500 years into our future to arrive at Threshold just as all this is occurring. He has strange memories of a fly-by of system X-3, which match up with visions from an artifact brought to Threshold by a prospector. The authors ( Outpassage ) tie up the other plots nicely, but leave aliens on X-3 to lead in to the next books in their trilogy.

Library Journal
Catapulted 500 years into his own future, test pilot Joe South discovers a place for himself and his archaic computerized spaceship in a world that views him as a dangerous ''relic.'' The authors of the ''Heroes in Hell'' series depict a hard-as-nails future world filled with an assort ment of rough and ready characters--and a pair of star-crossed young lovers--in their latest collaboration. For large libraries.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Janet Morris, Chris Morris
ISBN: 0-451-45084-1 / 978-0-451-45084-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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July 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Janet Morris, Chris Morris
ISBN: 0-451-45022-1 / 978-0-451-45022-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU