Cold As Ice (Cold As Ice Series #1)

Cold As Ice (Cold As Ice Series #1)

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by Charles Sheffield
     
 

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Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain--some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships,s some deliberately

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Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain--some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships,s some deliberately placed in storage.

Now Cyrus Mobarak, the man who perfected the fusion engine, is determined to bring human settlement to the protected seas of Europa. Opposing him is Hilda Brandt, Europa's administrator. And caught between them are three remarkable young people: Jon Perry, Camille Hamilton, and Wilsa Sheer.

Editorial Reviews

David Brin

Sheffield's uncommon vision and storytelling skill will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Analog

Fits comfortably on the shelf with Clarke and Asimov and Heinlein. He writes classic stuff.
Booklist

Written at the level of Arthur C. Clarke at his best--with deft characterization, pellucid handling of scientific questions, good world building and real wit--this is arguable Sheffield's best book yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812511635
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Series:
Cold As Ice Series, #1
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Sheffield is a mathematician and theoretical physicist by training. His doctoral work was on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Currently Dr. Sheffield works as chief scientist for the Earth Satellite Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that specializes in the analysis of data gathered from space.

The author of thirty previous science fiction novels, including Cold as Ice and The Ganymede Club from Tor, Sheffield lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, author Nancy Kress.

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Cold As Ice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book after reading the back cover and thought it sounded interesting. Overall I would have to say that it was an enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend it to other people but I do have to say that I was disappointed by the ending. I expected something bigger and more dramatic. The ending set the stage for a sequel so maybe there will be a bigger bang in that book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The long running scientific speculation of life on Jupiter's water laden frozen moon, Europa, sets the stage for this well narrated story. Reading this novel was effortless and very satisfying. I felt the character development was well thought out, easy to follow, and that the different character storylines interacted with each other and never lost focus of the main themes of the novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sheffield is a born storyteller. The book moves beautifully and maintains suspense throughout. His science is a natural outgrowth of the plot and never intrudes. This is a really good book. I look forward to reading more of Sheffield's work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and lots science in it as well. Good story line, too.