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The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan

Label
The clockwork rocket
Title
The clockwork rocket
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Yalda's universe, light has no universal speed and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting their own light into the dark night sky. As a child, Yalda witnesses one of a series of strange meteors, the Hurtlers, that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed. It becomes apparent that her world is in imminent danger--and the task of dealing with the Hurtlers will require knowledge and technology far beyond anything her civilization has yet achieved! Only one solution seems tenable: if a spacecraft can be sent on a journey at sufficiently high speed, its trip will last many generations for those on board, but it will return after just a few years have passed at home. The travelers will have a chance to discover the science their planet urgently needs, and bring it back in time to avert disaster."--Dust jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Greg
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.E35
LC item number
C56 2011
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Orthogonal
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space flight
  • Meteors
  • Technology
  • Extraterrestrial beings
Label
The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Book one: the clockwork rocket -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781597802277
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707971025
  • (OCoLC)707971025
  • 1702704
Label
The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan
Publication
Contents
Book one: the clockwork rocket -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781597802277
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707971025
  • (OCoLC)707971025
  • 1702704

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