As the galaxy celebrates a half-millennium gala, Antiquity, Earth’s venerable science-philosopher, announces an ominous finding about the Earth’s sun. But, esteemed though she may be, her warning is received with skepticism, especially by Marcus Vinkle, chief technician of the sun-computer SOLCOM – because Antiquity’s theories rely entirely on the readings of outmoded instruments.
Antiquity’s three brilliant protegees have reunited for the gala: free-spirited Morgan, who has brought performance art to unprecedented daredevil heights; Deirdre, nurturer of Earth’s animals, a gentle and loving woman who yearns for an earlier era; and Jaffey, master engineer, whose systems-check of SOLCOM will determine the truth of Antiquity’s findings… or will it?
Morgan and Jaffey rekindle an old rivalry over Deirdre… And a fierce love triangle plays out against a background of deepening intrigue and impending disaster. For, as Antiquity battles time and the increasing odds against Earth’s very survival, her own formidable mental powers appear to be failing…
- Four lesbian protagonists, three who are in their twenties or thirties and one who is 153 years old
- Nearly every supporting character is a lesbian as well
- Lambda Literary Award nominee
Where to Find (Out of Print)
- Published July 1st 1991 by Naiad Press
- Out of print