Total Eclipse Author:John Brunner Sigma Draconis, 19 light-years from Earth, had once harbored a world with a high civilization. But that world had died and only certain mysterious artifacts remained - wonderful creations but just one of each kind. — By the year 2028, humanity was facing its own final crisis. And the starship STELLARIS was sent to find out the cause of that neigh... more »boring race's extinction. If they could discover why, it might mean saving our own world from a similar disaster. The answers, as Earth degenerates into squabbles,
paranoia and self-destruction, are vital. But how to begin the almost insuperable task of cracking the enigma of a long-buried and utterly alien culture ...?
John Brunner, Hugo-award winning author of Stand on Zanzibar, and many other outstanding novels, again combines a taut and dramatic future adventure with a prophetic projection.« less