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HEAVEN’S

WAR

Ace Books by David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt

 

HEAVEN’S SHADOW

HEAVEN’S WAR

 
 

David S. Goyer &
Michael Cassutt

 

ACE BOOKS, NEW YORK

THE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP
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This is an original publication of The Berkley Publishing Group.

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors’ imaginations or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

 

Copyright © 2012 by Phantom Four Films and St. Croix Productions, Inc.
Illustration by Steve Karp.
Jacket design by Lesley Worrell.
Jacket illustration by James Paick.
Text design by Tiffany Estreicher.

 

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FIRST EDITION
: July 2012

 

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

 

Goyer, David S.
Heaven’s war / David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt.—1st ed.
p.         cm.
ISBN: 978-1-101-58100-1
1. Human-alien encounters—Fiction. I. Cassutt, Michael. II. Title.
PS3607.O925H46 2012
813’.6—dc23
2012002325

 

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

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ALWAYS LEARNING

PEARSON

Dedicated to all our Architects, especially
Jack Vance
Gene Wolfe
Jack McDevitt
Allen Steele
and
Connie Willis

NEO “Keanu” Interior

 

Dramatis Personae

 

Present on Keanu

ZACK STEWART
, astronomer and astronaut, former commander of
Destiny-7

 

CAMILLA MUNARETTO
, 9, Revenant

 

YVONNE HALL
, astronaut Revenant

 

COWBOY
, dog, formerly the property of Shane Weldon

 

DASH
, Sentry

 

Houston Group

RACHEL STEWART
, 14, Zack’s daughter

 

SHANE WELDON
,
Destiny-7
mission director

 

HARLEY DRAKE
, former astronaut

 

SASHA BLAINE
, astronomer

 

GABRIEL JONES
, former director of the NASA Johnson Space Center

 

BRENT BYNUM
, White House deputy

 

XAVIER TOUTANT
, Katrina refugee, drug dealer

 

Bangalore Group

VIKRAM NAYAR
,
Brahma
mission director

 

ZHAO BUOMING
, Chinese intelligence agent

 

PAVAK RADHAKRISHNAN
, 16, son of
Brahma
commander Taj

 

MAKALI PILLAY
, exobiologist

 

VALENTINA MAKAROVA
, exolinguist

 

DALE SCOTT
, disgraced former astronaut

 

CHITRAN RANHOTRA
, refugee and mother

 

JAIDEV MAHABALA
, enterprising engineer

 

DAKSHA SAIKUMAR
, engineer

 
Table of Contents
 

Part One

The Prisoner

Zack

Rachel

Part Two

Arrival Day: Valya

Arrival Day: Xavier

Arrival Day: Harley

Arrival Day: Gabriel

Arrival Day: Rachel

Arrival Day: Jaidev

Arrival Day: Harley

Arrival Day: Zack

Arrival Day: Zhao

Arrival Day: Zack

Arrival Day: Harley

Arrival Day: Dale

Arrival Day: Valya

Arrival Day: Makali

Arrival Day: Zack

Arrival Day: Pav

Arrival Day: Harley

Part Three

The Prisoner

Zack

Rachel

Xavier

Part Four

The Prisoner

Dale

Zhao

Pav

Valya

Harley

Rachel

Makali

Gabriel

Part Five

The Prisoner

Zhao

Dale

Harley

Zack

Rachel

Valya

Xavier

Pav

Jaidev

Gabriel

Makali

Zhao

Zack

Harley

Dale

Rachel

Xavier

Part Six

The Prisoner

Valya

Pav

Gabriel

Dale

Zhao

Part Seven

The Prisoner

Makali

Harley

Zack

Epilogue

Rachel

Acknowledgments

Heaven’s Fall

NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

MISSION CONTROL STATUS REPORT

AUGUST 29, 2019

DESTINY-7
LANDING

NASA’s
Destiny-7
multipurpose crew vehicle successfully splashed down today in the Pacific Ocean near San Clemente Island, California, at 9:45
A.M.
PDT.

The combined crew of acting mission commander Tea Nowinski and
Brahma
spacecraft crew members Taj Radhakrishnan, Natalia Yorkina, and Lucas Munaretto were taken aboard the recovery vessel
Liberty
within an hour and are undergoing physical examinations at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Nowinski is expected to return to Houston this evening.

The landing ended a ten-day mission filled with anomalies, including unplanned events aboard the Near-Earth Object Keanu that resulted in the deaths of
Destiny-7
astronauts Patrick Downey and Yvonne Hall as well as
Brahma
cosmonaut Dennis Chertok and the apparent loss of mission commander Zack Stewart. The Coalition spacecraft
Brahma
was also destroyed, resulting in a combined return crew.

NASA mission control continues its attempts to contact Stewart. Meanwhile, Keanu has departed Earth orbit at a speed of over 40,000 kilometers an hour.

Those seeking information regarding the impacts near Houston and Bangalore are referred to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NASA PRESS RELEASE

 

Just came out of the presser—amazing in its uselessness. Dear God, “anomalies”?
Destiny-7
made it back, yeah, but no one is talking about the two UFOs and 200 MISSING PEOPLE!!!!

POSTER ALMAZ AT
NEOMISSION.COM

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