- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (1 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0356501760
- ISBN-13: 978-0356501765
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 3.8 x 15.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is not just a green globe-trotting adventure; it is also a thoughtful mix of warning and promise (GUARDIAN)
One hell of a novel . . . has what sci-fi readers want these days; intelligence, action, and an epic scale (ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE)
He weaves the alien textures exquisitely (NEW SCIENTIST)
A brand new look for one of SF master David Brin's most acclaimed novels: a scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world and the havoc mankind wreaks upon itSee all Product Description
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I gave this book to my girlfriend, with encouragement to keep a dictionary close by and "just get through the first fifty pages". The purpose was to create considerable fodder for discussion for many eves to come. It seems to me this rigorous and scientific work has a wisdom and coherence that can be appreciated only by those willing to put down all preconceptions about human limits, and capable of ingesting the depths and implications of modern science. I am convinced two years of university schooling could be substituted for a thorough study of just this book.
Multifaceted, multilevel, and, best of all, multi- perspective. I admit some of the detail could have been left out to avoid losing the interest of the scientifically literate, and simplifying the daunting task of the reader whose mind has yet to consider the implications of who and what we are, and what the future holds for humanity.
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Epic saga about the environment we all live in in the not too distant future. All of the concepts & foretellings are completely believable.Published 18 months ago by M. Myers
Found this pretty hard work to keep my interest going. Looking back and reading the afterword it clicked. David refers to a huge amount of influences and ideas from other sources. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Simon R. Williams
This story is a bit disappointing if you are looking out for some more Brin fiction. I won't say buy it,sorry but not up to standard.Published on 21 July 2014 by James 42
An educational insightful novel. I couldn't put it down and can't stop thinking about it. Brin has done enormous research and it hits home.Published on 31 Mar. 2014 by Michelle Phelan
This is a fantastic glimpse into the future. The predictions of what could happen in the event of any global catatrosphe, regardless of how feasible it is, are chilling. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by Andrew Lambert
First 4/5 are really imaginative and exciting; I think the "climax" gets a little too far fetched for believable, grounded SciFi. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2013 by Paul Harrison
Very good novel and very up to date. Definitely recommend it to all of you who like realistic science fiction.Published on 6 Jun. 2013 by Pedro Nunes
A superb story, prescient of so many technological developments, I have read and re-read this book several times over the past 18 years. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2012 by Not My Real Name
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