Earth Made of Glass

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Tor, 1998 - Fiction - 416 pages
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In A Million Open Doors, John Barnes introduced the universe of the Thousand Cultures - in which, a thousand years hence, humanity's hundreds of settled worlds are finally coming back into regular contact with one another via the recently invented "springer," which affords instantaneous travel between worlds separated by light-years. But reknitting mankind's diversity is a challenging task, requiring skill, ingenuity, and the patience of professional diplomats. Which is what Giraut and Margaret have become, twelve years after the events of A Million Open Doors. Now their task is to bring into the community of the Thousand Cultures the one human world that has yet to build a springer - the terrifyingly hostile world of Briand, a planet of boiling acid oceans whose only habitable portions are Greenland-sized sub-continents that project out of the heat of the planetary surface into its temperate stratosphere.

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Review: Earth Made of Glass (Giraut #2)

User Review  - Avi - Goodreads

Still great hard SF and excellent culture building, but straining a little bit too hard at the mantle of character development. I am glad to have learned that there are two more books in this series, though. Read full review

Review: Earth Made of Glass (Giraut #2)

User Review  - Roddy Williams - Goodreads

'At the furthest reaches of the galaxy exist The Thousand Cultures, run by humans and drawing together through the new technology of instantaneous travel. Giraut and Margaret work as professional ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

John Barnes is the award-winning author of "Orbital Resonance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle," and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels "Encounter with Tiber" and "The Return," He lives in Colorado.

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