Great Sky River - Galactic Center, Bk 3 Author:Gregory Benford In a future dominated by a superior race of artificial minds, the last remnants of humanity begin a desperate flight to save themselves from total extinction, crossing the barren wastes of a once-lush planet called Snowglade. For at the center of our galaxy lurks a black hole a million times more massive than the sun and a terrifying form of int... more »elligence whose power lies beyond mortal comprehension.
Killeen is a pioneer of this uncharted future, one of a courageous band of men and women swept along on an odyssey of wonder and terror toward a revelation of mankind's fate-and our true role in a hostile galaxy.« less
At the center of the galaxy, a small band of humans facing extinction discover that they will play a new role in the order of the universe.
In the far future, a planet colonized by human beings has come under a siege. The machines have taken over, leaving a few bands of humans to run for their lives or face annihilation. The remaining men and women have banded together into clans, and fight back as best they can against impossible odds. These characters oppose the machines, but there's a problem: each person is also fitted with their own performance-enhancing machines embedded into their flesh, and implanted into their minds.