The Clockwork Rocket

The Clockwork Rocket

by Greg Egan

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ISBN-13: 9781597803519
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Orthogonal , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 398,929
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Greg Egan is the author of the acclaimed SF novels Diaspora, Quarantine, Permutation City, and Teranesia. He has won the Hugo Award as well as the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. His short fiction has been published in a variety of places, including Interzone, Asimov’s, and Nature. Egan holds a BSC in Mathematics from the University of Western Australia, and currently lives in Perth.

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The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Measure More than 1 year ago
A compelling plot and lovable, moral characters are the center of this story. There is a fair amount of math in this book, but please don't let it scare you away! You can handle it. Mr. Egan's website has great animations and further descriptions to help. For your efforts you'll be rewarded with no less than a new perspective on the universe. Egan has created a beautiful world, and peopled it with some of the strangest aliens yet imagined. That would be a good book by itself, but Egan has further distinguished himself by a vivid re-imagining of physics itself. This is science fiction at its very best: challenging the reader to see everything in a new light. This book will go down as a classic. As I was reading it, I kept wondering how it could be that I'd never heard of this book before? Only after I finished the book did I realize that it had only been published last month. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel and enthusiastically recommending it to anyone who'll listen to me.
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