|NEL paperback, 1989. Cover artist uncredited.|
"The planet Cyteen dominated all settled space.
The Reseune bio-engineering labs dominated Cyteen.
Ariane Emory, 120 years old, a genius in genetics and psychology, corrupt and ruthless, was absolute ruler of Reseune.
So when she was murdered, a genetic double had to be brought into being to succeed her. A little child was to be created to inherit all the regions of humanity.
Ariane Emory was to be reborn..."