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Ascent by Shane Dix
Book DescriptionA gripping science fiction space opera from two of Australia's most respected and popular authors. this duology is just as thought-provoking as the Orphans trilogy; it extrapolates from existing science in a similar way, but it is not as bleak as Orphans. Characterisation is given the same importance as the science and technology, as with all Sean's stories. Ascent will portray humanity's uncertain beginnings as an interstellar power. When confronted by an alien artefact of unknown origins, those beginnings are threatened, not so much by the artefact itself as by people's reactions to it. Ascent shows the consequences of those reactions, not only writ large across the universe but also on an intimate, personal level. the fates of the main characters are not lost in humanity's grand progression to lords of the universe, nor in its inevitable fall. Set in 2488, the series explores the possibilities of space colonisation and the ways in which humanity may travel the vast gulfs between the stars. Nanotechnology, exotic states of being and the unusual relationships created by scientific developments of the human state of being all combine in grand adventure, love and loss, and the grab for power engendered by discovery. A unique and skilfully woven story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780732280253
(179mm x 115mm x 28mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Shane Dix
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Force Heretic II Refugee, Paperback (May 2003)
As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light.
Refugee, Paperback (April 2003)
As the Yuuzhan Vong stand on the threshold of total victory, Luke Skywalker and the Jedi search for Zonama Sekot, the living planet that may hold the key to dealing with the Yuuzhan Vong once and for all. Original.
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Force Heretic III Reunion, Paperback (April 2003)
The last in the Star Wars New Jedi Order trilogy, "Force Heretic".
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Force Heretic I Remnant, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Shane Dix
As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light. From the ashes of the New Republic, torn apart by the Yuuzhan Vong forces, the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy.
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