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The Songs Of Distant Earth - Arthur C. Clarke
The Songs Of Distant Earth
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The countdown to doomsday began with the discovery in 1956 of the neutrino, a particle with no mass and no charge. By the year 2001, the significance of this phantom particle was understood: it was a harbinger. A cosmic event was imminent, and would be close enough to touch. Soon the Sun would go... show more
The countdown to doomsday began with the discovery in 1956 of the neutrino, a particle with no mass and no charge. By the year 2001, the significance of this phantom particle was understood: it was a harbinger. A cosmic event was imminent, and would be close enough to touch. Soon the Sun would go nova; the demolition of Earth was assured. And so it happened in the year 3620. Over the centuries of knowing the end was at hand, humanity pulled together to launch probes into space. Primitive ships, at first, carrying embryos to distant systems, relying on machines to incubate and rear the first people of a virgin land beneath an alien sun. On Earth the Lords of the Last Days lived with no need to care for the future of the world; it was the wildest of times, and the saddest. Last to leave was the Magellan carrying a million homeless; when cataclysm struck, its voyagers witnessed through telescopes the death of Earth and all its wonders, saw the Atlantic boil dry, the pyramids disintegrate, the land of Antarctica briefly bare of ice before fire consumed everything. Then the million slept. Five hundred years later, the Magellan must make planetfall to repair its quantum drive. Its sleepers awake to find themselves visitors to Thalassa, where a cvilization has, in fact, survived. A clash of cultures unlike any before brings danger, despair, and some very tough decisions for two different peoples far from Earth - and its distant songs.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007115860 (0007115865)
Publisher: Voyager Classics
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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siobhanparker
siobhanparker rated it
0.0 The Songs of Distant Earth
Completely unimpressive. Too much romance and drama, not enough action. Add quite a bit of sexual content and far too short chapters, and this is one book I certainly can't recommend.
Bradford Reviews!
Bradford Reviews! rated it
3.0 The Songs Of Distant Earth
Well written, engaging and intriguing as always, but it just ended. *sigh* I like my books wrapped up in neat little packages at the end.
Strong tea and good books
Strong tea and good books rated it
5.0 The Songs Of Distant Earth
The Songs of Distant Earth is an intelligent science-fiction novel with a, rare for the genre, character driven story.With the Sun about to die, the people of the earth build seed ships to save humanity, sending them across the galaxy to populate habitable planets. One of these planets is Thalassa, ...
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