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Learning The World By Ken MacLeod

Learning The World by Ken MacLeod

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Summary

Reminding us that the universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine, this is a novel of exploration, discovery and mankind's destiny amongst the stars.

Learning The World Summary

Learning The World: A novel of first contact by Ken MacLeod

The great sunliner 'But the Sky, My Lady! The Sky!' is nearing the end of a four-hundred-year journey. A ship-born generation is tense with expectation for the new system that is to be their home. Expecting to find nothing more complex than bacteria and algae, the detection of electronic signals from one of the planets comes as a shock. In millennia of slow expansion, humanity has never encountered aliens, and yet these new signals cannot be ignored. They suspect a fast robot probe has overtaken them, and send probes of their own to investigate. On a world called Ground, whose inhabitants are struggling into the age of radio, petroleum and powered flight, a young astronomer searching for distant planets detects an anomaly that he presumes must be a comet. His friend, a brilliant foreign physicist, calculates the orbit, only to discover an anomaly of his own. The comet is slowing down ...

Learning The World Reviews

'Mind-expanding science fiction at its best; it is no surprise that it has been shortlisted for all the main science fiction awards.' THE TIMES

About Ken MacLeod

Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full time.

Additional information

GOR001157087
9781841493435
1841493430
Learning The World: A novel of first contact by Ken MacLeod
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-08-04
352
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2006
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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