The cavern held a monstrous army of gaunt silent figures; row on row of black robotic monsters.
A tourist ship cruises through the Solar System to Earth from an outer galaxy.
Its passengers – the usual strange assortment of tourists – have come to meet Dr Dross, the archaeologist, who will show them round the great remnants of Earth’s past civilization: the civilization of the Third Millenium, destroyed in the deep radiation of the Mad Wars.
Danecki, the hunted, and the Jacobis, the avengers, are hurtling to the same destination. The two groups meet their grim destiny in the old Hidden Fort of the Confederation, lost for a thousand years, but now stirring again to chaos.
Brian Ball tells a fierce, gripping tale of a human attempt at survival against the most sophisticated War Machine the world will ever produce. He tells of their struggle against robots which have developed personalities, and he tells of their fear for the Regiments of Night.
Bio for Brian Ball:
After studying in London and Sheffield and graduating as a teacher, Brian Ball published his first story in the science fiction magazine New Worlds, before becoming a freelance writer. The novel The Space Guardians (1975) and Survival (2005) are novel versions of episodes of the television series Space: 1999. In addition to science fiction, he also wrote several horror fictions.