The Clockwork Rocket Orthogonal Book One By Greg Egan
 
Hardback
9781597802277
$24.99
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.

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TitleThe Clockwork Rocket
SubtitleOrthogonal Book One
AuthorBy Greg Egan
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintNight Shade Books
Published1 July 2011
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781597802277
Pages344
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
ISBNs: 9781597802277 978-1-59780-227-7 Title: the clockwork rocket category:FIC 
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