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On the Steel Breeze - Alastair Reynolds (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780425256787
Department
Books
Released
3 Jun 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Alastair Reynolds
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Series
Poseidon's Children
Language
English

Annotation

The great-granddaughter of a legendary space explorer uncovers an amazing secret as she transports passengers to a new planet on her spacecraft the Zanzibar in the second novel of the series following Blue Remembered Earth.

Summary

The award-winning author of Blue Remembered Earth continues his saga as the next generation of the Akinya family crosses interstellar space seeking humanity’s future...

Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars.

The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds?holoships?putting their faith in a physics they barely understand. Chiku’s ship is called Zanzibar?and over time, she will discover it contains an awesome secret?one which will lead her to question almost every certainty about her voyage, and its ultimate destiny?

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / High Tech
Library Subject 1
Space colonies; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Utopias; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Quests (Expeditions); Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Science Fiction And Fantasy
Dewey Classification
823/.914