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Learning the world : a novel of first contact

Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: London : Orbit, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A great sunliner is nearing the end of a four-hundred-year journey. A ship-born generation is tense with expectation for the new system that is to be their home. Expecting to find nothing more complex than bacteria and algae, the detection of electronic signals from one of the planets comes as a shock.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken MacLeod
ISBN: 1841493430 9781841493435
OCLC Number: 59878405
Awards: Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2006.
Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ken MacLeod.

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Reminding us that the universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine, this is a novel of exploration, discovery and mankind's destiny amongst the stars.  Read more...

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