The Songs of Distant Earth

The Songs of Distant Earth

eBook - 1987 1986
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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: New York : Ballantine Books, 1987. ♭1986
ISBN: 9780795325830
0795325835
9780795325847
0795325843
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)

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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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