Approaching Omega

Approaching Omega

by Eric Brown

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Overview

//~Mission to locate Earth-temperate planet for colonisation: failed . . .
//~1000 years out from Earth base, damage to colony sleeper hangars 1, 3 and 4 sustained . . . all lives lost . . . hangars 2 and 5 still operational . . .
//~Mission parameters adjusted: Augmentation of colonists to commence . . .
//~Request all drones and 'bots to medical units to begin experimentation . . .

A novella of power and humanity from 'one of the very best of British SF writers.' Vector

'SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility ... accomplished and affecting.'
Paul McAuley

'Brown is at the height of his powers'
Stephen Baxter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845839543
Publisher: Telos Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

My first experience with computers was in 1973 in second grade, in a small-town school on Long Island. I still remember the ratta-tat-tat of the Teletype onto giant rolls of gray paper. Wow! It wasn't until high school that I found computers again, this time in the form of the Commodore Pet. It was early programming: BASIC and FORTRAN. I wasn't sure if computers would work out. Slowly, personal computing emerged, and by the late '80s I was an information worker-as a college student. My college education was in philosophy and communication studies, which may seem at odds with computing but are not. Philosophy is about logic and abstraction, and communication is about input and output. My professional computing work began in earnest in 1996 when I began work at Multiple Zones International as a product manager. While there I realized the next big wave was the Internet, and I raced to get a job at a dot-com. I worked for three dot-coms before ending up on the SQL Server Product Team at Microsoft. Of my dot-com days, we did implementations of SAP, Great Plains, and early main frame integration with e-commerce. At one point in my early DB years, we cut the edge of SQL Server capabilities by owning a 500GB data warehouse running SQL Server 7 and 2000. In the three years I was on the team, I ran "Yukon" readiness. I have written a column for "SQL Server Magazine," and I have written extensively about SQL Server for "MSDN Magazine "and MSDN online library. Since leaving Microsoft officially, I have worked on this book and started an e-commerce hosting company. I am now working for Quilogy as a senior consultant on the Business Intelligence National Practice. If you want to ask me a question orcomment about the book, please e-mail meat eric@aboutsqlserver.com.

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Approaching Omega 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Fun book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This blend of historical fact, fiction, fantasy and beguiling story line is a very entertaining read. I recommend it to students of history as well as those who like the the thrill of irrational fear.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Eric Brown's works. The ones I've read have had believable characters and good story lines
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually note the length of books I purchase, especially from authors I know I like. However, this time, I was stunned to find that I had paid $8 for a very thin book - a novella of 128 pages. This information IS listed on the product page if you look for it, but I didn't spot it. I like Eric Brown, but I'm returning this unread - just not worth the money.