Songs Of Distant Earth: A Novel by Arthur C. ClarkeSongs Of Distant Earth: A Novel by Arthur C. Clarke

Songs Of Distant Earth: A Novel

byArthur C. Clarke

Mass Market Paperback | April 12, 1987

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Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise—home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth.

Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary event slowly taking place between their seas. . . .

Then the Magellan arrived in orbit carrying one million refugees from the last, mad days on Earth. And suddenly uncertainty and change had come to the placid paradise that was Thalassa.
Arthur C. Clarke has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke—both fiction and nonfiction—have sold more than one hundred million copies worldw...
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Title:Songs Of Distant Earth: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7 × 4.2 × 0.8 inPublished:April 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345322401

ISBN - 13:9780345322401

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This is one of the best Arthur C. Clark novels I have ever read. The mix of character, scene, and hard science fiction really works.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too nice and clean When an established colony planet is visited by another Earth colonization mission in the starship Magellan. The visitors don't do much but repair the Magellan's ice shield and start seducing their planetary hosts. There are no real conflicts. Not Clarke's strongest effort, in my mind.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad book! This isn't Clarke's best by any means, but if you have read a lot of his other more popular books and looking for something that is slightly over looked but still has the same themes and writing style we enjoy as his fans do not hesitate to pick this book up. I found that it could of been a bit longer and the climax was not fully explored but again his characters are likeable and somewhat relatable. Again, if you haven't read this and consider yourself a fan of his other books give this one a shot! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favourites Don't ask me why, but this book is one of my top 5 all-time favourites. The science isn't particularly interesting, there are few unique ideas, and the characters are just characters. However, it all comes together and feels right. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2000-06-15

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Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise- home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth.