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Blue Remembered Earth

By Alastair Reynolds

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| eBook | 9780575088313

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One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so tha Continue

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans. After the death of Eunice, Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur, something awkward has come to light on the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked - well, blackmailed, really - to go up there and make sure the family's name stays suitably unblemished. But little does Geoffrey realise - or anyone else in the family, for that matter - what he's about to unravel.

Eunice's ashes have already have been scattered in sight of Kilimanjaro. But the secrets she died with are about to come back out into the open, and they could change everything.

Or shatter this near-utopia into shards . . .

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    很詩意的科幻

    很高興看到Alastair Reynolds的文風從Terminal world拉回來,不再用灰暗的筆觸描寫。就文字來說,是他作品中最成熟的一部,雖說科技及動作的場景不如之前作品那樣豐富,但對科技推演的臆測,仍是非常紮實。大多的評論都覺得此書前半步驟比較慢,我倒覺得這是他成熟的表現,不再著重於情節,反之著重於讀者情緒的牽動。就如取得非常好的書名:遠遠的觀望蔚藍星球,記憶中的故鄉。

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    Africans in Space!

    Very different from the usual Reynolds product, but enjoyable nonetheless. Slow start, then the pace picks up until the galactic end. And all of it just to follow the steps of grandma...

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    KillingTime said on May 2, 2012 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • eBook 752 Pages
  • ISBN-13: 9780575088313
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publish date: 2012-01-19
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover
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