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World Engines: Destroyer

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World Engines: Destroyer

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In the mid-21st century, the Kernel, a strange object on a five-hundred-year-orbit, is detected coming from high above the plane of the solar system. Could it be an alien artefact?

Due 27 Oct

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In the mid-21st century, the Kernel, a strange object on a five-hundred-year-orbit, is detected coming from high above the plane of the solar system. Could it be an alien artefact? In the middle of cl... imate-change crises, there is no mood for space-exploration stunts - but Reid Malenfant, elderly, once a shuttle pilot and frustrated would-be asteroid miner, decides to go take a look anyway. Nothing more is heard of him. But his ex-wife, Emma Stoney, sets up a trust fund to search for him the next time the Kernel returns... By 2570 Earth is transformed. A mere billion people are supported by advanced technology on a world that is almost indistinguishable from the natural, with recovered forests, oceans, ice caps. It is not an age for expansion; there are only small science bases beyond the Earth. But this is a world you would want to live in: a Star Trek without the stars. After 500 years the Kernel returns, and a descendant of Stoney, who Malenfant will call Emma II, mounts a mission to see what became of Malenfant. She finds him still alive, cryo-preserved... His culture-shock encounter with a conservative future is entertaining... But the Kernel itself turns out to be attached to a kind of wormhole, through which Malenfant and Emma II, exploring further, plummet back in time, across five billion years...
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 26/05/2020
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 576
  • Dimensions (mm): 198x130x44mm
  • Weight: 400g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 26/05/2020
  • Author:Stephen Baxter

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