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The Songs of Distant Earth
by Arthur C Clarke | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Gosford, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Gosford, New South Wales Australia on Friday, March 02, 2012

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A collection of stories by Arthur C Clarke: With the imminent death of the Sun, human beings launch embryos into space, hoping to keep the race alive. Years later, another group of human beings set off into space and touch down on the same planet, but they discover a phenomenal clash of cultures. Here is another superb novel in the classic Clarke style; combining solid science with prophetic vision. Clarke wrote the first version as a short story in 1957, 6 months before the launch of Sputnik I! 12 years were to pass before scientists would discuss for the first time the idea of the interstellar drive mentioned here! Ten more years and further scientific papers followed. Thus by 1985, when this novel was written, the original idea was showing promise already, unlike many contemporary space operas featuring fanciful hyperspace drives. This then is no fantasy. It is hard sci-fi, extrapolating current knowledge and not violating known boundaries. Arthur C. Clarke is reassuringly solid with his science, inspiringly bold with his vision, thrillingly readable with his portrayal of passion and human interactions. 


Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Pyrmont Community Centre Book Exchange in Pyrmont, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 23, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/26/2012 UTC) at Pyrmont Community Centre Book Exchange in Pyrmont, New South Wales Australia

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release #112 for 2012 - for the April theme of the arts....songs 




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