Title: Songs of Distant Earth
Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Thalassa was a few islands nestled on a warm planet-wide ocean, an idyllic world until the arrival of the Magellan, a huge spacecraft carrying a million inhabitants of the now dead Earth. Small crease to corner of inside flaps, slight spine slant.touch of soiling to top text block. Bookseller Inventory # 1001581
From the world?s most famous science fiction writer, a poignant and vivid story of doomsday and beyond. Part of the Voyager Classics series.
Over the centuries of knowing the end was at hand, humanity pulled together to launch probes into space. Primitive ships, at first, carrying embryos to distant systems, relying on machines to incubate and rear the first people of a virgin land beneath an alien sun.
On Earth the Lords of the Last Days lived with no need to care for the future of the world; it was the wildest of times, and the saddest. Last to leave was the Magellan carrying a million homeless; when cataclysm struck, its voyagers witnessed through telescopes the death of Earth and all its wonders, saw the Atlantic boil dry, the pyramids disintegrate, the land of Antarctica briefly bare of ice before fire consumed everything. Then the million slept.
Five hundred years later, the Magellan must make planetfall to repair its quantum drive. Its sleepers awake to find themselves visitors to Thalassa, where a cvilization has, in fact, survived. A clash of cultures unlike any before brings danger, despair, and some very tough decisions for two different peoples far from Earth ? and its distant songs.
?Clarke?s simple, musical style never falters in this novel, which is a sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity?s longing for the stars. Highly recommended?
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