Wednesday, 17 October 2007

THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH

Grafton paperback, 1987. Jacket art by Michael Whelan.

"THE VOYAGERS AWOKE IN PARADISE 
When Earth's sun went nova, the MAGELLAN barely escaped in time, with its precious cargo of one million sleepers and gene banks of plants and animals. 
Five hundred years into the voyage they stopped for repairs on the idyllic planet of Thalassa. 
But whilst the awakened Earth people envied them their stable, harmonious world, the hospitable Thalassasns were drawn by the long quest of the interstellar voyagers. 
And when Lieutenant Commander Loren Lorenson met beautiful thalassan mirissa, their alien destinies became inextricably - and tragically - entwined. 
THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH 
is the novel that Arthur C. Clarke has wanted to write for the past 20 years, a brilliant blend of sound scientific speculation with a moving story of life and love on an alien and beautiful world."
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