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Learning the world, or, The new intelligence : a scientific romance

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a distant future in which humanity has spread to every system within five hundred light-years, the inhabitants of an ancient starship enter orbit around an Earth-like planet after a four-hundred-year journey, but detect signs of intelligent life.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken MacLeod
ISBN: 0765313316 9780765313317
OCLC Number: 58919774
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ship generation --
Aeronautical research --
Spectral lines --
Moving point of light --
Fast probes --
Queen of heaven's daughters --
Television --
Security concerns --
Red sun circle --
Above top secret --
Alien space bats --
View from a height --
Contact clause --
Extraordinary and remarkable ship --
Hollow spaces of the forward cone --
Anomalies room --
Fire in the sky --
Sabreur --
Full and frank exchange of views --
Second contact --
Interlude: White air --
But the sky, my lady! The sky.
Other Titles: New intelligence
Responsibility: Ken MacLeod.
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In a distant future in which humanity has spread to every system within five hundred light-years, the inhabitants of an ancient starship enter orbit around an Earth-like planet after a four-hundred-year journey, but detect signs of intelligent life.

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