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Icarus at the edge of time

by B Greene

  Book : Fiction  |  1st ed

Review of Icarus at the Edge of Time   (2009-01-21)

Excellent

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by tiamatq

This is a very cool mix of mythology, science fiction, and science, all in a board book for children.  It's the story of Icarus, who doesn't fly too close to the sun in this version, but rather the edge of a black hole.  He is a member of the Proxima's crew, and the families on this ship have left Earth to find other life in the galaxy, knowing that generations will be born and die on their ship before they reach their destination.  Icarus is a few generations in and wants to be something more than a "link in a chain," so he ventures out into space and circles the edge of black hole, only to suffer an unusual fate.

This book uses pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope as a backdrop to a fairly short story.  A scientific explanation and theories finish up the story.  The book is a little misleading - I tend to think of board books as for very young children, but I think the story will appeal more to mid- and upper elementary school kids.




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