A brilliant physicist and the daughter of one of Mars' oldest colonizing families--both involved in the student uprising of 2171--see the revolution take a dramatic, unexpected turn.

A physicist on Mars links up with an artificial intelligence & a revolutionary woman determined to give her world a future.

She is a daughter of one of Mars's oldest, most conservative Binding Multiples - the extended family syndicates that colonized the red planet. But Casseia Majumdar has a dream of an independent Mars, born in the student protests of 2171. During those brief days of idealism she forged bonds of friendship and hatred that set the stage for an astonishing war or revolution on Mars.