Shattered Icon, by Bill Napier
Bill Napier first came to my attention when I read The Lure, reviewed here two years ago, which I said was “one of the most thoughtful, realistic and exciting first contact novels I've ever read.” Shattered Icon (also sold as Splintered Icon) is the fourth of his books I've read.
As is often the case with Napier's novels, there are two interleaved stories. The principal one is set in the present day and…
Source: Cool Sci-Fi