It is 2064. Earth is enjoying an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity, all due to the mysterious, benevolent Starmind, which has given humanity the resources to abolish war and exist in space. Art in all its forms flourishes, and Rand Porter finds his talent as a composer in great demand--so much so he is offered the prestigious title of Co-Artistic Director and Resident Shaper/Composer at the Shimizu Hotel, the finest, most luxurious hotel in High Earth Orbit.
But prestige can have a price. And the Shimizu Hotel has suddenly become a hive of treachery and terrorism aimed at one purpose; the destruction of the Starmind. Now Rand must find a way to thwart the plot, or Earth will be destroyed--and humanity itself may cease to exist . . .
Part of Spider and Jeanne Robinsons' starmind trilogy.