Baby, It’s Timeless
The Peace War (Realtime, volume 1)
By Vernor Vinge
1984’s The Peace War is the first installment in Vernor Vinge’s Realtime series.
Astronauts Allison Parker, Angus Quiller, and Fred Torres were away from Earth, having been dispatched on a top-secret reconnaissance mission. They return to a planet utterly transformed in the interval between one heartbeat and the next.