Book I'm Reading: Forge of Heaven by C.J. Cherryh
Teaser: The original Old Ones not only had learned Outsider science, they had a personal memory of the Hammerfall: that was one thing. The Ila, oldest of all, had the memory of the Gene Wars and the Landing, and had originated the nanisms that had reshaped the ecology, a life span that staggered the mind even to contemplate. (pages 39-40)
Comment: So far, this has turned out to be an awesome science fiction series. I'm excited to find out what happens next!