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Pushing Ice

Alastair Reynolds

Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2010
ISBN 10: 1400139600 / ISBN 13: 9781400139606
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Titre : Pushing Ice

Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Unabridged.

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Language: English . Brand New. 2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they re good at it.The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn s ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.As layers of camouflage fall away, it becomes clear that Janus was never a moon in the first place. It s some kind of machine-and it is now headed toward a fuzzily glimpsed artifact 260 light-years away. The Rockhopper is the only ship anywhere near Janus, and Bella Lind is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach.In accepting this mission, she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny-for Janus has more surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400139606

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Some centuries from now, the exploration and exploitation of the Solar System is in full swing. On the cold edge of the system, Bella Lind, captain of the huge commercial spacecraft Rockhopper IV, helps fuel this new gold rush by attaching mass-driver motors to organic-rich water-ice comets to move them back to the inner worlds. Her crew are tough, blue-collar miners, engineers and demolition experts.

Around Saturn, something inexplicable happens: one of the moons leaves its orbit and accelerates out of the Solar System. The icy mantle peels away to reveal that it was never a moon in the first place, just a parked spacecraft, millions of years old, that has now decided to move on.

Rockhopper IV, trapped in the pull, is hurled across time and space into the deep, distant future, arriving in a vast, alien-constructed chamber. And the crew are not alone, for each chamber contains an alien culture dragged into this cosmic menagerie at the end of time.

The crew of the Rockhopper IV know a lot about blowing up comets, but not much about first contact with ultra-advanced aliens. They have two things to worry about: can they (and their new alien allies) negotiate their way through each harrying contact? And can they assimilate the avalanche of knowledge about their own future - including all the glittering, dangerous technologies that are now theirs for the taking - without destroying themselves in the process?

Critique: Hard SF doesn't come much harder. Classic Reynolds. (Jon Courtenay Grimwood THE GUARDIAN)

Welding hard SF scenarios to deft characterisation, to create a wholly convincing vision. Arthur C Clarke in his prime couldn't have done a better job. (Jonathan Wright SFX)

As usual in an Alastair Reynolds book there are big ideas here, played out but not belaboured. A strong tale. (Anthony Brown STARBURST)

"Pushing Ice is an excellent stage on which to investigate more rounded characters. Reynolds has a firm grasp of the wider opportunities of the genre." ( EDGE)

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