Galactic North

Galactic North

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by Alastair Reynolds
     
 

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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

Overview

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441015139
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew's Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full-time.

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Galactic North 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read them all, up to 'The Prefect' which I have just started. If you are a fan of Mr. Reynolds, then this book is for you. Several of the short stories are actually funny or whimsical. However, I think you will enjoy this book the most if you already have read most of his prior work. If you are new to this author, it pays to start at the beginning, with 'Chasm City'.
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