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Learning the World

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  • Author: Ken MACLEOD
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Published: 2006
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: First
  • ISBN-10: 1841493449
  • Ref: 8421
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A First UK edition paperback edition. Unread but described as very good due to age tanning to pages.

SYNOPSIS:  “The greatest sunliner is nearing the end of a four-hundred year journey. A ship-born generation is tense with expectation for the new system that is to be their home. Expecting to find nothing more complex than bacteria and algae, the detection of electronic signals from one of the planets comes as a shock. In millennia of slow expansion, humanity has never encountered aliens, and yet these new signals cannot be ignored. On a world called Ground, whose inhabitants are struggling into the age of radio, petroleum and powered flight, a young astronomer searching for distant planets detects an anomaly that he presumes must be a comet. His friend, a brilliant foreign physicist, calculates the orbit, only to discover an anomaly of his own. The comet is slowing down…”