Earthlight

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Rosetta Books, Nov 30, 2012 - Fiction - 194 pages
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A thrilling, suspense-filled space opera set in the near future and a forerunner of television hits like Star Trek and The Expanse.

Two hundred years after landing on the Moon, mankind has moved further out into the solar system. With permanent settlements now established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars, the inhabitants of these colonies have formed a political alliance called the Federation.
 
On the Moon, a government agent from Earth is tracking a suspected spy at a prominent observatory. His mission is complicated by the rise in tensions between Earth's government and the Federation over access to rare heavy metals. As the agent finds himself locked in a battle for life and death on the eerie, lunar landscape, the larger conflict explodes across space, leaving mankind’s future in doubt.
 

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User Review  - pgiunta - LibraryThing

While tensions simmer between Earth and its colonies on Mars, Venus, and some of Saturn's moons (collectively known as the Federation), Earth intelligence agent Bertram Sadler travels to the moon ... Read full review

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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Early SF book by one of the masters. Almost all of Clarke's books should get at least 4 stars. This 3 star story from 1955 was written before he really got into his stride so it is not nearly his best ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter
Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
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One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke is the author of over 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections that laid the groundwork for the science fiction genre. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.
Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

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