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The Heart of the Comet by [Benford, Gregory, Brin, David]
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About the Author

David Brin is the acclaimed Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of ten novels and two collections of short stories. He has a doctorate in astrophysics, and has been a consultant to NASA and a graduate-level physics professor. He lives in California.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2931 KB
  • Print Length: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Gateway (29 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRT9EY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #249,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
David Brin, although one of the best proponents of 'hard SF', does have a tendency to make his books a little slow. The Uplift sequence ranges between very good indeed (startide rising) and very overlong (all the jijo books). Heart of the comet is a lot better than all of these. It seems that Benford has found a way to moderate Brin's style such that it is gripping the whole way through. This is a brilliant example of the closed environment SF book, and you really engage with both the main and subsidiary characters. Also, an interesting reversal of the normal SF genetic engineering vision, here they are an underclass rather than a priveleged elite.
Definitely worth reading for all fans of Brin or hard SF in general.
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Format: Paperback
This book is one of my favourites and I have read it a number of times. I love the characters, the world and I found the book to be deeply atmospheric.

The book follows an expedition to a comet that turns out to be much much more. While the world starts out not too futuristic, it evolves into something far, far weirder. The final world described rivals even Larry Niven at his best and weirdest.

It is excellent, atmospheric, weird with a good does of action. It's mystical in a certain way I cant describe, and the ending is excellent.

While I love this book, I will warn people that because it is hard 'Sci-Fi' it may not be for every ones taste. This book is a masterpiece, but it may not be easy reading. I have given this book to a few of my friends and none of them have ever successfully got into it. This

If you like hard sci-fi, and you have read a lot of serious sci-fi, this is recommended. But beware that this is not all that it seems, and some people may find it hard going, especially if you are after easy reading.

In Summary, this book is highly recommended.
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Ah, this was such a satisfying novel. It follows three primary characters over a century as they are part of the effort to study Halley's comet. They discover a primitive life-form which attatches itself to the humans in a symbiotic relationship and eventually causes them to be an imagined threat to Earth.
The theme of genetically enhanced humans (Percells) and the rivalry between them and the normal humans is explored. Some consider this an overworked theme, but the authors here approach it from a logical perspective.
This is a good read and quite recommended for science-fiction readers.
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