|Magnum paperback, 1979. Cover illustration: Chris Moore.|
"The first novel of colonies in space
Hurtling across a vast and rousing canvas, from Baghdad to what remains of New York City...from Messina, the capital of the Earth, to the moon, to Island One, the magnificent colony in space...Ben Bova's extraordinary new novel is a brilliant epic of sheer storytelling power.
COLONY is the story of once-proud cities of the earth made humble by greed and revenge, of stone age cultures and advanced civilizations in space, of a cast of extraordinary and memorable characters from the remote corners of the globe and beyond... And of David Adams, the first genetically perfect test-tube human being - the only man who can save the earth from final destruction."