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COYOTE DESTINY: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR CIVILIZATION

Steele, Allen M.

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ISBN 10: 0441018211 / ISBN 13: 9780441018215
Edité par Ace Books [2010]., New York, 2010
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Octavo, boards. First edition. The fifth and last book of the Coyote sequence. "The Coyote saga, centers on two main sequences. The initial trilogy -- COYOTE: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR EXPLORATION (2002), COYOTE RISING: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR REVOLUTION (2004) and COYOTE FRONTIER: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR COLONIZATION (2005) -- carries its central cast from a dystopian near future America via Starship to the gas-giant moon Coyote, which turns out to be eventfully livable. Mysterious native inhabitants are discovered; advances in technology back on Earth, which has since become a socialist tyranny, threaten the colonists, whose response to invasion distantly echoes the American Revolution; but the story lines ramify satisfyingly from that base. The second sub-series, comprising, COYOTE HORIZON: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR DISCOVERY (2009) and COYOTE DESTINY: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR CIVILIZATION (2010), effectively expands the initial retelling of the troubled "discovery" and subsequent settling/colonization of Coyote/America, through a long and complex analysis of the implications involved in the colonization of other worlds with America itself in the role of an oppressive Europe, and Coyote beginning to represent, at least in the subtext of the sequence, a second chance to create a promised land. Encounters with Alien civilizations, rapacious interstellar corporations, and scientific challenges generate a sense that the politics of promise that Steele himself clearly wishes to avow have been complexified; despite some moderately archaic space opera shenanigans, Coyote represents a serious take on the possibilities of a human future in the universe." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146282). N° de réf. du libraire 146282

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Titre : COYOTE DESTINY: A NOVEL OF INTERSTELLAR ...

Éditeur : Ace Books [2010]., New York

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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"The best space colonization saga to come along in decades" (Rocky Mountain News) continues.

The unexpected arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news-both good and bad.

The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive-and somewhere on Coyote...

About the Author:

Allen Steele was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and received his B.A. in Communications from New England College and a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Before turning to science fiction, he worked as a staff writer for newspapers in Tennessee, Missouri, and Massachusetts, as well as Washington, D.C. His previous novels include Orbital Decay; Lunar Descent; Clarke County, Space; Labyrinth of Night; Jericho Iteration; The Tranquility Alternative; Oceanspace, and Chronospace (all available from Ace). He is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award in the novella category. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Whately, Massachusetts.

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