Heart of the Comet [NOOK Book]

Overview

David Brin and Gregory Benford come together again to issue a new edition of their bold collaboration about our near human future in space, planting our boots . . . and staking our destiny . . . on becoming the People of the Comet.

Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great "hard sf" novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's ...
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Overview

David Brin and Gregory Benford come together again to issue a new edition of their bold collaboration about our near human future in space, planting our boots . . . and staking our destiny . . . on becoming the People of the Comet.

Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great "hard sf" novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet and alter its orbit, to mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells— that might once have brought life to Earth—begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future . . . and that of Earth . . . only love, courage and ingenuity can avert disaster, and possibly spark a new human destiny.
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Editorial Reviews

Locus Magazine
A magnificent effort . . . their story gets better, and better, and better’
Los Angeles Times
A literary conjunction of two of the brightest stars in the science-fiction firmament. In Heart of the Comet, we have it all, the techno-props and accurate physics and biology of John W. Campbell, the heroic battles with outrageous monsters of Robert E. Howard, the insights into seething human perversity of J.G. Ballard and Thomas M. Disch, the characterizational depth of Theodore Sturgeon, all of it wrapped in a scientifically plausible and entertaining package that should not be missed. Heart
San Diego Union
Tremendously imaginative . . . a breathtaking effort from two of science fiction’s brightest stars
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014789509
  • Publisher: Lucky Bat Books
  • Publication date: 6/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 132,727
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

DAVID BRIN is the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of ten novels, including the acclaimed Uplift series, and two collections of short stories. He has a doctorate in astrophysics, and has been a consultant to NASA and a graduate level physics professor. He lives in California.

GREGORY BENFORD’s novels include In the Ocean of Night, Sailing Bright Eternity and Timescape, which won the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He is a professor of physics at the University of California, and has served as an adviser to the Department of Energy, NASA, and the White House Council of Space Policy. He lives in California.
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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    One of the best Science fiction novels I've ever read. I must h

    One of the best Science fiction novels I've ever read. I must have read it at least three times.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 24, 2014

    Lost interest!

    No flow to this book.. Stopped reading halway through! 1 star is all it's worth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Chelle

    A shudder rolled up her body as she cu<_>mmed on Mariah, moaning into her mouth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Gtg bbl.

    Gtg bbl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Silver

    She hissed in lust "go<_>d hun! Keep it comin"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Publisher, i Publisher, Love the author's previous work, but

    I am going to take the advice of other reviewers & wait until there is a complete story Don't know where this idea came from of making one story into a trilogy, but nothing turns me off more than not having an ending to a book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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