The Songs of Distant Earth

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Grafton, 1986 - End of the world (Astronomy) - 238 pages
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Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth. Paradise looks indeed lost ...

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Very good story of what might happen if Earth colonizes the stars. A great example of him taking a lofty idea and breaking it down into real people you can relate to. Read full review

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User Review  - TJCams - LibraryThing

This was a book I had wanted to read for quite some time, and thankfully I found this at a closing sale at a bookstore in metro Detroit. Clarke is fascinating to me, in that he uses real science ( at ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Born in Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke has written over fifty books, among which are the science fiction classics 2001, A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End, The City and the Stars and Rendezvous With Rama. He has won all the most prestigious science fiction trophies, and shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of the film of 2001. He lives in Sri Lanka.

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