Mission of Gravity
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, 20th Century
, Sci Fi Fantasy
, Space Opera
, Hard Science Fiction
Series: Mesklin (#1)
Mission of Gravity was a fun, imaginative work that holds up well even though its sixty three years old. Obviously, because of the age, one has to be willing to make certain allowances for dated material. That happens, however, far less than you might think. Hal Clement did a great job of creating a...
Mission of Gravity is, I believe, the granddaddy of hard science fiction. It is often mentioned when discussions of hard sf come up. For some reason the label hard sf usually lead me to expect serious moody novels. For no good reason I tend to equate serious science with serious stories, imagine my ...
The story-line is about first contact with aliens. Barlenan with his ship Bree finds a new race living in a planet Mesklin. Here starts the adventure of Barlenan and his crew with Mesklinities. Barlenan is mainly a merchant and wants to know the knowledge of Mesklinities. At first they are reluctan...
- Hello, this is Mesklin Advance calling Earth, do you read me?- Coming in loud and clear, MA! So what's up?- Well, we've got a little problem here now we've reached the transition point to the polar zone. Our boats -- Ah, let me see, is their cross-section an arc of a circle subtending an angle of ...
This was a feast and a treat for my inner science nerd. Scientists from earth have sent an enormously expensive probe to gather unique data from near the pole of a tremendously high gravity planet. They have high hopes that this data will help them solve a number of thorny scientific problems and ...