Buy Used
£0.01
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See more of our deals.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Night of Kadar (Penguin science fiction) Paperback – 31 Jan 1980

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£1.00
Paperback, 31 Jan 1980
£0.01
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (31 Jan. 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140048685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140048681
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,566,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Essef - Their dreams were programmed thousands of years ago for survival on an unknown planet. A starship nears its journey's end. Its programmed destination: a world chosen for its similarity to Earth. Frozen embryos warm to life, their growth accelerated, and intelligence units instruct the occupants in their future role on the new worls. But before instruction is complete, a malfunction occurs...

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Euromancer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Jun. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
'The Night of Kadar' was - I seem to recall - Garry Kilworth's second novel, originally published by Faber, then Penguin in paperback. It has been out of print for about 30 years, which is a crying shame as its a super little SF novel and my favourite of his early works.

The book begins with a wonderful opening chapter that describes the arrival of a spacecraft near an Earth-type planet. The presence of a suitable world for colonisation triggers activity in the ship and gametes in suspended animation are activated and race through a magnificently described growth process into adult human beings. This prelude is written in a fleet, engrossing and exciting style of no little lyrical power and is one of the best sequences of its kind I've read in any SF novel - I was partially reminded of the vertiginous opening scenes of Lem's 'Solaris', when Kris kelvin is fired without any feeling of reistance and inertia into interstellar space.

So after this excellent opening that recalls the idea of the Generation Starship and homages the Pantropy stories of James Blish (in his classic 'The Seedling Stars'), it soon dawns on the reader that this is no ordinary colonisation tale, as the newly-born adult humans are Muslims, explaining why the book (which was published in the 70s) begins with an epigraph stating that the author has nothing but respect for the religion of Islam. Kilworth himself was a well-travelled ex-serviceman by this time, who had spent time in North Africa. My view? It just goes to show that even pre-Rushdie, some Muslims could be a bit touchy about depictions of their religion.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Look for similar items by category


Feedback