The Resource The eternal flame, Greg Egan

The eternal flame, Greg Egan

Label
The eternal flame
Title
The eternal flame
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
The generation ship the 'Peerless' is suffering from a population explosion and the only way to reduce the number of children is by drastically limiting the females' food intake, which will trigger a natural response to famine and stop procreation. So population control consists of two barbaric choices: starvation, or suicide. Trying to find a better way, a biologist starts experimenting with animals and stumbles on a technique that radically alters the reproductive cycle. But while the advantages are obvious, there's a major drawback: while it spares women from their old role--reproduction without hope of survival--it will essentially wipe out an entire sex. Amid the turmoil created by this new possibility, physicists on the ship are working to develop the technology they will need to complete the mission of the 'Peerless'. The people who brought the ship onto its present orthogonal trajectory used up so much fuel that there is no hope of returning--unless they can use what little remains far more efficiently. One of the expedition's founders dreamed of discovering the Eternal Flame: a way to generate thrust without consuming any fuel at all. The inhabitants on board the 'Peerless' have some hard choices to make--and the wrong one could spell extinction for their entire race!
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143782
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.E35
LC item number
E86 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Orthogonal
Series volume
bk. 2
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  • Space flight
  • Meteors
  • Technology
  • Life on other planets
Target audience
adult
Label
The eternal flame, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Book two: the eternal flame -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Appendix 3: vector multiplication and division -- Afterword
Control code
ocn778421064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
379 p.
Isbn
9781597802932
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)778421064
Label
The eternal flame, Greg Egan
Publication
Contents
Book two: the eternal flame -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Appendix 3: vector multiplication and division -- Afterword
Control code
ocn778421064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
379 p.
Isbn
9781597802932
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)778421064

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