The Resource The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan

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
Summary
When Yalda discovers a celestial object that seems certain to strike her planet, she tries to build and launch a rocket that will take her people to safety and give them the time to learn the technology to save their world
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10013853
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Orthogonal
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space flight
  • Meteors
  • Technology
Target audience
adult
Label
The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn707971025
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781597802277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707971025
Label
The clockwork rocket, Greg Egan
Publication
Control code
ocn707971025
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781597802277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707971025

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