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The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One by [Egan, Greg]
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In Yalda's universe, light has mass, no universal speed, and its creation generates energy; on Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting light into the dark night sky. And time is different: an astronaut might measure decades passing while visiting another star, only to return and find that just weeks have elapsed for her friends.

On the farm where she lives, Yalda sees strange meteors that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed - and it soon becomes apparent that more of this ultra-fast material is appearing all the time, putting her world in terrible danger. An entire galaxy is about to collide with their own.

There is one hope: a fleet sent straight towards the approaching galaxy, as fast as possible. Though it will feel like weeks back home, on board, millennia will pass before the collision, time enough to raise new generations, and time enough to find a way to stop the ultra-fast material.

Either way, they have a chance to save everyone back on the home world.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3549 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (15 September 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IYIBG8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,415 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Greg Egan is a master of interpreting exceptionally difficult concepts of physics so the average reader can glimpse the complexity of the universe.
In this novel, Greg Egan has started with the concept 'What if there were 2 orthogonal dimensions of time' and explores all the physical implications that would present.
In what has become standard fashion for Egan, he introduces us to an alien species with a pre-einstein understanding of physics and works through the experiments and revelations that lead to their eventual salvation.
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I have the physical copy at home and I'm trying to get rid of it. i tried, I really did to get into this book. I might have as well if i was interested in physics but I'm not. I could not finish this book. I got up to the point where they were trying to blow up a mountain into space and i damn well fell asleep.

I as you. how can reading about a bunch of alien creatures blow up a mountain into space be boring? Trust me, the author did it pretty well.
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