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Millions of readers have enjoyed the books of Piers Anthony, including (but certainly not limited to) his undeniably popular Xanth and Blue Adept series. Now in collaboration with celebrated non-fiction author Clifford A. Pickover, he brings us aMoreMillions of readers have enjoyed the books of Piers Anthony, including (but certainly not limited to) his undeniably popular Xanth and Blue Adept series. Now in collaboration with celebrated non-fiction author Clifford A. Pickover, he brings us a disturbing tale of our own world, and the strange creatures with whom we share it.It is said, and truly said, that there are more things under heaven and earth than there are almost anywhere else- true as well that many of them lurk, unsuspected, far below the surface of the planet’s ocean. For thousands of years, mankind has simultaneously trusted in the sea’s proverbial generosity, and used it as a dumping ground, trusting that in its vastness his garbage will be swallowed up and forgotten. But that was never really true. And now, in an age when the overcrowded Earth swarms with hungry inhabitants whose waste chokes even the sea, whose greedy demands overtax its seemingly endless bounty, strange things are born in the ocean’s deeps – strange things that the ocean throws back upon the land.Quite a change of pace for Anthony.... The characters are sketched in skillfully, but from the outset we know this is going to be mainly about suspense. – Science Fiction Chronicle“Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.” – Los Angeles Times“Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both.” WiredClifford A. Pickover, a Research Staff Member at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, is an authority on the interface of science, art, mathematics, computing, and the visual modeling of data. He is the author of such highly regarded books as Black Holes: A Traveler’s Guide, The Alien IQ Test, and Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World.Piers Anthony is a prolific fantasy author who has written 140 published works over 53 years. Anthony is one of the worlds most popular fantasy authors, and a New York Times bestseller twenty-one times over. His Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world and he daily receives hundreds of letters from his devoted fans. In addition to the Xanth series, Anthony is the author of many other best-selling works, including: Bio of a Space Tyrant, Eroma, E.S.P Worm and the heart warming Letters to Jenny. He has also won critical acclaim for his mainstream fiction.