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The Resource World engines, Destroyer, Stephen Baxter

World engines, Destroyer, Stephen Baxter

Label
World engines, Destroyer
Title
World engines
Title part
Destroyer
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Baxter
Title variation
Destroyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the year 2570, a sleeper will wake... In the mid-21st century, the Kernel, a strange object on a five-hundred-year-orbit, is detected coming from high above the plane of the solar system. Could it be an alien artefact? In the middle of climate-change crises, there is no mood for space-exploration stunts - but Reid Malenfant, elderly, once a shuttle pilot and frustrated would-be asteroid miner, decides to go take a look anyway. Nothing more is heard of him. But his ex-wife, Emma Stoney, sets up a trust fund to search for him the next time the Kernel returns... By 2570 Earth is transformed. A mere billion people are supported by advanced technology on a world that is almost indistinguishable from the natural, with recovered forests, oceans, ice caps. It is not an age for expansion; there are only small science bases beyond the Earth. But this is a world you would want to live in: a Star Trek without the stars. After 500 years the Kernel returns, and a descendant of Stoney, who Malenfant will call Emma II, mounts a mission to see what became of Malenfant. She finds him still alive, cryo-preserved... His culture-shock encounter with a conservative future is entertaining... But the Kernel itself turns out to be attached to a kind of wormhole, through which Malenfant and Emma II, exploring further, plummet back in time, across five billion years..
Cataloging source
YDX
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Baxter, Stephen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronauts
  • Cryonics
  • Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
World engines, Destroyer, Stephen Baxter
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
Control code
000066100006
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9781473223189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990851379
Label
World engines, Destroyer, Stephen Baxter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066100006
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9781473223189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990851379

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