Heart of the Comet

Heart of the Comet

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by David Brin, Gregory Benford
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014789509
Publisher:
Lucky Bat Books
Publication date:
06/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
208,172
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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Heart of the Comet 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
quark055 More than 1 year ago
One of the best Science fiction novels I've ever read. I must have read it at least three times.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No flow to this book.. Stopped reading halway through! 1 star is all it's worth
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gtg bbl.