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  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (5 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597804878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597804875
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 633,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Greg Egan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has won the John W. Campbell award for Best Novel and has been short listed for the Hugo three times.

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After generations of travel, the spaceship Peerless may finally have achieved its goal - but the decision to return home may create more tensions than ever before. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Greg Egan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has won the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD for BEST NOVEL and has been shortlisted for the HUGO AWARD three times. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Harris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
This is the third book in Egan's Orthogonal trilogy, after The Clockwork Rocket and The Eternal Flame. If you haven't read either, go and do it now - and don't read the rest of this as there are spoilers.

If you do know the earlier books, then this is what you'd expect: a continuation of the narrative of the travellers in their mountain-turned-spaceship, journeying orthogonally to the homeworld to give themselves the time needed to develop their science and save the planet from destruction. Six generations have passed now since the Peerless took off, and things have moved on from clockwork-and-sunstone to photonics. Again, the story portrays a slice of life aboard the ship - both the scientific controversies and the social tensions among the crew, as they struggle to come to terms with the turning point of their mission. Should they follow the mission plan laid down for them by Yalda, and return to save the "ancestors" - or continue the journey and find a new and habitable planet? The desire to find a place to settle leads a few brave explorers to land on a time-reversed planet where things are rather... backwards. It's quite mind-bending following what happens next: whatever these books are they're not simple, escapist reads.

As ever, Egan has worked the physics through to the last detail (and more is available on his website).
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By A. J. Poulter on 10 Aug. 2014
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This is the concluding book in the Orthogonal trilogy , preceded by The clockwork rocket and The Eternal Flame. The name of the trilogy comes from its setting in a universe that is not ours, but is never the less consistent in the way its physics works. Not surprisingly, there is intelligent life there which is very different in nature from humanity but has the same drive to understand its environment.

To save their home planet, which is menaced by a stream of ever-larger meteorites, an audacious plan is proposed by a famous scientist called Yalda, to send the Peerless, a hollowed-out mountain, re-purposed as a space ship, backwards in time to find an answer to this threat of extinction. This is not passed on the nod, but provokes opposition, some from alternative plans, and some from those simply opposed, who use public pressure and sometimes violence to try and get their way. These aliens are alien though, as the females burst apart to create offspring , who are then nurtured by males. They have flexible bodies with eyes front and back and can create pictures on their skin.

Six generations pass after the Peerless sets off, and things have moved on. Again, the story portrays life aboard the ship – now with new controversies raging over a slow move towards a new reproductive cycle, caused by the privations of the mission. Some question the plan laid down for them by Yalda. An alternative to saving the "ancestors" is to find a new and habitable planet. The desire to find a place to settle leads to a landing on a time-reversed planet where things are work backwards. And the main ship itself now uses networking, and male/female couples have become more acceptable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By deMangler on 5 Dec. 2013
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Those who have read my other reviews of Egan's work will know I have high praise for his books.
This, the third and final book in the Orthogonal series takes the story forwards and explores new implications of the science of the Orthogonal universe, the society of the adventurers, and the challenges faced by the characters in surprising, delightful and consistent ways.
Mr. Egan - as a voracious reader I can say you are unique in the SF you produce. Thank you, yet again for your intelligent and deeply human works.
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