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The Medusa Chronicles

The Medusa Chronicles


The Medusa Chronicles

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4.5/5 (11 valutazioni)
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12 ore
Pubblicato:
Jun 7, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218906
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A sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Nebula Award-winning novella "A Meeting with Medusa," this novel continues the thrilling adventure of astronaut Howard Falcon, humanity's first explorer of Jupiter from two modern science fiction masters.

Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident as the first human astronaut to explore the atmosphere of Jupiter-and a combination of human ingenuity and technical expertise brought him back. But he is no longer himself. Instead, he has been changed into an augmented human: part man, part machine, and exceptionally capable.

With permission from the Clarke Estate, Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds continue this beloved writer's enduring vision and have created a fresh story for new readers. The Medusa Chronicles charts Falcon's journey through the centuries granted by his new body, but always back to mysteries of Jupiter and the changing interaction between humanity and the universe. A compelling read full of incredible action right from the beginning, this is a modern classic in the spirit of 2001 and The Martian.
Pubblicato:
Jun 7, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218906
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Stephen Baxter applied to become an astronaut in 1991. He didn’t make it, but achieved the next best thing by becoming a science fiction writer, and his novels and short stories have been published and won awards around the world. His science background is in maths and engineering. He is married and lives in Buckinghamshire.


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  • (4/5)
    S.F work by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds and a sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's A Meeting with Medusa a Nebula Award winning novella published in Playboy in 1971 which I did not read before this book. The story has a setting in the deep future and one in the past and is also an alternative history. In the sixties, the earth is going to be hit by an asteroid and in the future there is looming conflict between humanity, where artificial intelligence, sentient primates and further discoveries of alien indigenous life. The narrator is Howard Falcon, a combination of human and machine. He was damaged in a: San accident and rebuilt. The title character, Medusa is the lumbering Jovian cloud dwelling Medusae of Clarke's story. I am always surprised by the way one book I read gets carried on in the next one. I recently read Moby Dick and in this book there is a scene of attack on the Medusae which is just like the whaling scence of Moby Dick. Falcon makes a decision which will lead to the future conflict. There is definitely a question of ethics and decision making in this story. A lot of science and fiction. The end of course as in many books is the weakest part. Some connections to Kim Stanley Robinson mars books and 2001 Space Odyssey.
  • (5/5)
    Inspired by a story written by Arthur C. Clarke - "A Meeting with Medusa", this is a sequel covering the rebuilding of Commander Howard Falcon after a fatal accident.Almost a Six Million Dollar Man.I know of Stephen Baxter's work, but not Alastair Reynolds.I will look for more of these authors.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Orion via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.