Edward Ashton’s Antimatter Blues is the thrilling follow up to Mickey7 in which an expendable heads out to explore new terrain for human habitation. Summer has come to Niflheim. The lichens are growing,the six-winged bat-things are chirpingand much to his own surpriseMickey Barnes is still aliveΓÇöthat last part thanks almost entirely to the fact that Commander Marshall believes that the colonyΓÇÖs creeper neighbors are holding an antimatter bomband that Mickey is the only one whoΓÇÖs keeping them from using it. MickeyΓÇÖs just another colonist now. Instead of cleaning out the reactor corehe spends his time these days cleaning out the rabbit hutches. ItΓÇÖs not a bad life. ItΓÇÖs not going to last. It may be sunny nowbut winter is coming. The antimatter that fuels the colony is running lowand Marshall wants his bomb back. If Mickey agrees to retrieve itheΓÇÖll be giving up the only thing thatΓÇÖs kept his head off of the chopping block. If he refuseshe might doom the entire colony. Meanwhilethe creepers have their own worriesand theyΓÇÖre not going to surrender the bomb without getting something in return. Once againMickey finds the fate of two species resting in his hands. If something goes wrong this timethoughhe wonΓÇÖt be coming back.
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