The Songs of Distant Earth

The Songs of Distant Earth

eBook - 2012
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More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa-sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before the Earth's destruction. Thalassa's resources are vast-and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world-carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke's favorite novel, Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time-including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft-and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light.
Publisher: [United States] : RosettaBooks : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9780795325847 (electronic bk.)
0795325843 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: eBook hoopla


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Mar 01, 2019

My favourite Arthur C Clarke book. Better than: 2010 a space odyssey
If you read sci-fi, then you have already read this book.
Otherwise, you just don't know sci-fi.

Mar 20, 2015

Hard science novel meaning the fiction is a speculative view on what we believe might actually be available in the future.
Time scales and physical limitations are very realistic and yet this novel is full of excitement and imagination.
Even though this was written in 1986, I think you will find that the technology is still within the realm of possibility.
There is also some interesting ideas and dilemmas presented in regard to cryogenic time travel.
A real find. If you enjoy sci-fi, you will want to try this one.


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