The Greatest Adventure: A Science Fiction Classic

The Greatest Adventure: A Science Fiction Classic

by John Taine
     
 

"A Crisp Style and Soaring Imagination!" So writes Robert Silverberg, the multi-award winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles about the science fiction of John Taine. In this classic 1928 novel of what Silverberg calls "provocative ideas and roaring adventure," a daring young woman flyer joins a band of scientists on a voyage to Antarctica in search of a strange…  See more details below

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"A Crisp Style and Soaring Imagination!" So writes Robert Silverberg, the multi-award winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles about the science fiction of John Taine. In this classic 1928 novel of what Silverberg calls "provocative ideas and roaring adventure," a daring young woman flyer joins a band of scientists on a voyage to Antarctica in search of a strange land where evolution runs wild. Before it is over she will experience peril, make an almost impossible trek across the ice, discover love, and share in one of the most remarkable discoveries in the history of science. The Greatest Adventure is part of what the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction hails as Taine's "best and most interesting work--a long sequence of mutational [science fiction novels] involving rapid and uncontrolled evolution ... that helped extend the horizons of sf and is one of [its] outstanding early products." Here there be beasties, and dinosaurs, the remains of a civilization whose science once outstripped its wisdom, and a deadly new form of life that if released could threaten the world. John Taine (1883-1960) was really California Institute of Technology professor Eric Temple Bell, a renowned mathematical theorist with an interest in all the sciences that lends a solid foundation to the scientific speculations in his novels. But Taine possessed formidable literary talents as well. No wonder Robert Silverberg praises his "crisp style--knack for storytelling and sense of narrative flow [that], combined with his background as a professional scientist to make, him almost uniquely qualified to write excellent science fiction?"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000089873
Publisher:
Renaissance E Books
Publication date:
06/06/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
481 KB

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