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Galileo's dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: London : Harper Voyager, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One night a stranger presents a different kind of telescope for Galileo to peer through and he points it at Jupiter. He sees a blasted wasteland that just looks like hell as described by the Catholic church. What he is really seeing is a Jovian world of the future and and resolving his double life leads to his trial for heresy.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN: 0007260318 9780007260317 0007260334 9780007260331
OCLC Number: 320406645
Awards: Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2010.
Description: 584 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kim Stanley Robinson.
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The dazzling novel from the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new  Read more...

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'A triumph, with Robinson's gifts for characterisation and world-building firmly to the fore. His Galileo is wonderful: brilliant, irascible, sometimes hateful, and always fascinating. The finale is Read more...

 
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