Tor, Oct 2003, 25.95, 320 pp.
While earthlings have voyaged to the stars, nations remain on the brink of war on the home planet. Desperate for peace, the world's leaders conclude that a super group must be formed if humanity is to survive. An elite thousand is chosen to make up the selected Families, earth's greatest gene pool that continuously will improve generation after generation.
The all but immortal members of the Fa...