0575070943 Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Mesklin is a vast, inhospitable, disc-shaped planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world spinning dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing 700 times greater than Earth's, a world too hostile for human explorers. But the planet holds secrets of inestimable value, and an unmanned probe that has crashed close to one of its poles must be recovered. Only the Mesklinites, the small creatures so bizarrely adapted to their harsh environment, can help. And so Barlennan, the resourceful and courageous captain of the Mesklinite ship Bree, sets out on an heroic and appalling journey into the terrible unknown. For him and his people, the prize to be gained is as great as that for mankind...Hal Clement's Mission of Gravity is universally regarded as one of the most important and best loved novels in the genre. The remarkable and sympathetic depiction of an alien species and the plausible and scientifically based realization of the strange world they inhabit make it a major landmark in the history of hard sf.
From the Inside Flap:
For a profit -- and adventure -- Barlennan would sail thousands of miles across uncharted waters, into regions where gravity itself played strange tricks. He would dare the perils of strange tribes and stranger creatures -- even dicker with those strange aliens from beyond the skies, though the concept of another world was unknown to the inhabitants of the disk-shaped planet of Mesklin.
But in spite of the incredible technology of the strangers and without regard for their enormous size, Barlennan had the notion of turning the deal to an unsuspected advantage for himself . . . all in all a considerable enterprise for a being very much resembling a fifteen-inch caterpillar!
This book also contains Hal Clement's classic article "Whiligig World."
Titre : Mission of Gravity (SF Collector's Edition) ...
Éditeur : Gollancz
Reliure : PAPERBACK
Etat du livre : Very Good
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. État : Very Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP96678266
Description du livre U.K / Victor Gollancz. Soft cover. État : Good. No Jacket. It is the first book in the 'Mesklinite' series. / Mesklin is a vast, inhospitable, disc-shaped planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world spinning dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing 700 times greater than Earth's, a world too hostile for human explorers. / This is a 1st impression paperback in good condition. (203 pages). Originally published in 1954. N° de réf. du libraire 8240
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. État : Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 0575070943-2-4
Description du livre Gollancz. Paperback. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2782919720
Description du livre Gollancz 20/04/2000, 2000. Paperback. État : Good. Minor shelfwear to covers and extremities of book, otherwise fine. N° de réf. du libraire 021036-11
Description du livre Victor Gollancz, London, 2000. Paperback. État : Very Good. First Thus. 203 pp. Very light edgewear to wraps. Spine uncreased. Yellowing to upper and fore edges of text block. Gatefold flaps. Internally clean and solidly bound. Collectors' Edition. "The best account of alien life on another planet." -- Thomas M. Disch. N° de réf. du libraire 002502
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. État : Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire P020575070943
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. État : Like New. Almost new condition. N° de réf. du libraire P010575070943
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110575070943
Description du livre Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. État : Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. N° de réf. du libraire 0575070943