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The eternal flame, Greg Egan

Label
The eternal flame
Title
The eternal flame
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations, and still return home only a few years after they departed. But a critical fuel shortage threatens to cut their urgent voyage short, even as a population explosion stretches the ship's life-support capacity to its limits. When the astronomer Tamara discovers the Object, a meteor whose trajectory will bring it within range of the Peerless, she sees a risky solution to the fuel crisis. Meanwhile, the biologist Carlo searches for a better way to control fertility, despite the traditions and prejudices of their society. As the scientists clash with the ship's leaders, they find themselves caught up in two equally dangerous revolutions: one in the sexual roles of their species, the other in their very understanding of the nature of matter and energy"--Dust jacket flap
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143782
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.E35
LC item number
E86 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Orthogonal
Series volume
bk. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space flight
  • Meteors
  • Technology
  • Life on other planets
  • Life on other planets
  • Meteors
  • Space flight
  • Technology
Label
The eternal flame, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book two: the eternal flame -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Appendix 3: vector multiplication and division -- Afterword
Control code
ocn778421064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781597802932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778421064
Label
The eternal flame, Greg Egan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book two: the eternal flame -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light and colors -- Appendix 3: vector multiplication and division -- Afterword
Control code
ocn778421064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9781597802932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778421064

Library Locations

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