e-Book The Songs of Distant Earth download

e-Book The Songs of Distant Earth download

by Arthur C. Clarke

ISBN: 0345322401
ISBN13: 978-0345322401
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey (April 12, 1987)
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Home Arthur C. Clarke The Songs of Distant Earth. And now a distant thunder was rolling down from the edge of space. It was a sound that Thalassa had not heard for seven hundred years but which any child would recognize at once.

Home Arthur C. The songs of distant ea. .The Songs of Distant Earth, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21. The songs of distant earth. Ballantine books ● new york. Despite the warmth of the evening, Mirissa shivered and her hand found Brant’s.

Written by Arthur C. Clarke, a man who is no stranger to science, the book deals more with real possibilities than . Clarke, a man who is no stranger to science, the book deals more with real possibilities than with theories that have no apparent foundation in reality. The main portion of the Spoiler Alert! The Songs of Distant Earth is a very thoughtful science fiction novel.

The Songs of Distant Earth is a 1986 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, based upon his 1958 short story of the same title. He stated that it was his favourite of all his novels

The Songs of Distant Earth is a 1986 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. He stated that it was his favourite of all his novels. Clarke also wrote a short step outline with the same title, published in Omni magazine and anthologized in The Sentinel in 1983. The novel tells of a utopian human colony in the far future that is visited by travellers from a doomed Earth, as the Sun has gone nova.

There may be wisdom; there may be power; somewhere across space great nstrument. ay stare vainly at our floating cloud wrack, their owners yearning as we yearn. Nevertheless, in the nature of life and in the principles of evolution we have had our answer. There may be wisdom; there may be power; somewhere across space great nstrument.

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The product information is mis-leading. This is an audio-recording of the earlier SHORT-STORY called "Songs of Distant Earth". This is NOT an audio-recording of the FULL-LENGTH NOVEL of the same name that was written by ACC much later. Both are good stories, but do not be confused into thinking you are getting the full-length novel, as you are not!

And now a distant thunder was rolling down from the edge of space. No one heard the first tolling of Earth’s funeral bell-not even the scientists who made the fatal discovery, far underground, in an abandoned Colorado gold mine

And now a distant thunder was rolling down from the edge of space. No one heard the first tolling of Earth’s funeral bell-not even the scientists who made the fatal discovery, far underground, in an abandoned Colorado gold mine. It was a daring experiment, quite inconceivable before the mid-twentieth century. Once the neutrino had been detected, it was quickly realized that mankind had a new window on the universe.

The Songs of Distant Earth (album). The Songs of Distant Earth is the 16th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1994 by Warner Music. It is based on Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel The Songs of Distant Earth. The album was released as a CD and, shortly afterwards, as an Enhanced CD of which two versions were made.

Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa-sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Thalassa’s resources are vast-and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Space Odyssey series comes a dazzling adventure of exploration and paradise lost.   Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise—home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth. Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary event slowly taking place between their seas. . . . Then the Magellan arrived in orbit carrying one million refugees from the last, mad days on Earth. And suddenly uncertainty and change had come to the placid paradise that was Thalassa.
At the end of the 20th century it is discovered by studying the sun’s neutrino emissions that the Sun will become a nova around the year 3620. A global effort to save some of humanity is undertaken at the same time as a regiment of birth control is instituted so that as few people as possible would have to experience the last days of planet Earth. Space ships carrying embryos and DNA are sent out to nearby solar systems in the galaxy to seed hospitable planets with human life. The parents of the first generation of humans on other planets were robots. Thalassa is one of those worlds and this story takes place almost entirely on Thalassa in the year 3800AD.

One day a space ship Magellan arrives from Earth carrying 100,000’s of cryptogenically frozen humans. Magellan left right before the end of the world. Magellan was able to make the journey of 70+ light years in about 500 years using the so called Quantum Drive. However, at such speeds (15-20% of the speed of light) a collision with even an atom can be devastating, so Magellan carries a huge ice shield in front of it to clean up the space ahead of it. Magellan continuing further, stopped on Thalassa to replenish the ice shield and that is how the Thalassans and the crew on Magellan (the ones who are awake) get to meet. There is also an intelligent race, the Scorps, living in the oceans of Thalassa. The story of the book is centered on the interaction between the Thalassans, the Magellan crew, as well as the Scorps.

One thing I like about almost all of Artur C. Clarke’s stories is that they are scientifically plausible. There are typically no violations of the laws of nature, no time travel back in time, no travel faster than the speed of light, human civilization does not become a super advanced civilization in a few years, and he understands science concepts. This way it becomes easier for me to imagine the story as being real sometime in the future. This is true for this story as well. Well, I should say that in this novel Arthur C Clarke comes up with his own explanation for the Solar Neutrino Problem that was discovered in the 1960’s. Arthur C Clarke’s interpretation in this book was that the sun was about to die. We now know that the explanation is that a large amount of the neutrinos change to two different forms of neutrinos and therefore went undetected. So we are safe (with respect to this issue).

In his older novels Arthur C. Clarke often does not put enough effort into character development and dialogue. I feel that he did a better job in this novel. He spends time developing the characters and creating believable social interactions. He described the social interaction between the people of the old Earth culture and the separately created Thallassan culture pretty well, and the same can be said in regards to the discovery of the pre-existing underwater culture of the Scorps. I should say that I like Arthur C Clarke’s typical musings on technology, science, and mysteries but adding interesting dialogues and human aspects does not hurt.

Some aspects of this novel that I did not like as much were that it was an unusually slow paced novel with a somewhat predictable and bland ending. Well I read the short story version first so I guess that does not help. However, I felt that the sense of mystery and awe that dominated in novels like “Rendezvous with Rama”, 2001, and 2010, and “Childhood’s End”, was mostly lacking. I still recommend this science fiction novel, especially to Arthur C. Clarke fans.

I was first attracted to this book by the title. It is very catchy I think, and after reading the book I think it was a good choice in many ways.

This novel considers many interesting problems in humans expanding beyond Earth. Given the vast distances involved and relativity - we are not assuming warp drive a la Star Trek in this book - communication is far from instant and travel times are much longer than average human life spans. Just think of the many implications there - and this book does consider several of them. One important one - each group of colonists is on its own, in most, if not quite all respects.

The story in this book follows a stop over by a group of colonists who left Earth in its last days on a world colonized many years before. Both groups are human, but in many ways they are alien to each other.

An interesting subplot deals with some lobster like creatures native to the planet the story is set on. Are they intelligent? Who does this world belong to anyway?

The stop over group faces great dangers in continuing to its planned destination. Wouldn't it be better for them to stay put? This and other questions will be answered for those who read the book. :)

I give this book 4, and not 5, out of 5 stars, mainly because I had a little trouble identifying with the characters. Maybe it was just me.

Clarke is my favorite author. Between the Space Odyssey series, the Rama series, and his standalone works, his writing has changed the way I view the universe. In this novel, humanity has colonized other stars after it's learned that our own Sun is failing. The plot integrates fascinating aspects such as stasis and the vast swaths of time involved in traversing the galaxy. At its core, it explores human relationships. One intriguing element was that this particular colony has no concept of God. The people who sent the colony seed ship made a conscious choice to remove all references to God from the ship's database in hope that the colony might be spared the bloodshed and warfare that organized religion can so easily engender. The novel is poignant and raw, and whatever you believe about humans or God or science, it will make you think.

Earth scientists are given a 1000 year advance warning that our sun will explode and the solar system will be destroyed. In response, re-seed missions are sent to numerous uninhabited earth-like planets in nearby galaxies (when interstellar space travel becomes possible). The goal of these missions is to “seed” these planets with human life and much of earth’s organics.

This is a pretty good story about one of the earlier re-seed colonies (which successfully created a culture reminiscent of 18th century Hawaii….. albeit technically advanced). This 500 year old utopia is visited by the final earth re-seed mission which is still on its way to another destination.

Story’s background is well developed and the relationships depicted between the two re-seed cultures are very believable. Good read. Would make a good sci-fi tv series.

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