A fantastic foray back into the world of REVELATION SPACE by Britain's mastersinger of the space opera!
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||3d7de95b-7a24-a909-a241-1baca6d73bb6|
|author||Reynolds, Alastair, 1966-|
|author2-role||, .b1497823401-22-1606-12-15, 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) :digital., 10755348Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1400190541 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 9781400190546 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence beyond its natural limits has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?Set in the Revelation Space universe, this is the first short story collection by the author who has been called "one of SF's best and most ambitious novelists." The eight stories included in Galactic North are "Great Wall of Mars," "Glacial," "A Spy in Europa," "Weather," "Dilation Sleep," "Grafenwalder's Bestiary," "Nightingale," and "Galactic North.", Digital content provided by hoopla., Downloadable audiobook., Galactic NorthAlastair Reynolds., Lee, John., MWT10755348, Midwesteengrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Read by John Lee., Reynolds, Alastair,1966-, Science fiction, English., Streaming audiobook., Technology and civilization, Unabridged., [United States] :Tantor Audio :Made available through hoopla,2009., audios, computerc, data file, digital, hoopla digital., online resourcecr, othersz, qafea06-12-15mn-, spoken wordspw|
In a triumphant return to the Revelation Space universe, the author declared by SFX to be "one of SF's best and most ambitious novelists" offers his first collection. With eight short stories and novellas—including three never before seen— Galactic North imparts the centuries-spanning events that have produced this dark and turbulent world...
Centuries from now, solidarity stretches thin as humanity spreads past the solar system and to the nearest stars. Technology has produced powerful new tools—but lethal risk will always accompany great advancement.
And without foresight, opposing groups may fracture multiple worlds. Between the Demarchists and the Conjoiners, the basic right to expand human intelligence—beyond its natural limits—has become a war-worthy cause. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down.
The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?
From the Paperback edition.
|format_category_arlington||Audio Books, eBook|
|item_details||external_econtent:ils:.b14978234||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755348||Available Online||qafea||, overdrive:28e2c727-37aa-47ba-937a-f72d157d3792|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online|||||
|local_callnumber_arlington||Online, Online OverDrive|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b14978234|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2009|1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) : digital., overdrive:28e2c727-37aa-47ba-937a-f72d157d3792|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|||
|scoping_details_arlington||external_econtent:ils:.b14978234||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, overdrive:28e2c727-37aa-47ba-937a-f72d157d3792|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||||
|subject_facet||Science fiction, English, Technology and civilization -- Fiction|
|title_full||Galactic North, Galactic North [electronic resource] / Alastair Reynolds|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Science Fiction|