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Glory

(1993)
(The first book in the Goldenwing Cycle series)
A novel by

 
 
The age of colonization ended a thousand years ago. Only a few Goldenwings, the huge spaceships which carried humanity from Earth to many colony planets, still remain, still voyaging between the distant colonies carrying the cargoes those societies need to survive. The Goldenwing Gloria Coelis (known as Glory), with the glittering beauty of a sunrise, its huge space sails spread for hundreds of miles, approaches the planet Voerster with an essential shipment of biological materials, ordered 400 years before in local time. And on Voerster, settled by South Africans determined to preserve apartheid, revolution and war threaten, while the conservative ruler Ian Voerster and his wife are locked in a struggle over their sick daughter, whose heart condition will kill her without the advanced medicine of Glory. Filled with action and memorable characters, Glory is a triumph, a far future epic of humanity in space to set beside the works of Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"A tale that is moving as well as exciting, set in a universe of wonders, with language that sings and roars." - Poul Anderson


Used availability for Alfred Coppel's Glory

Hardback Editions

April 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Glory (Goldenwing Cycle, Book 1)
Author(s): Alfred Coppel
ISBN: 0-312-85469-2 / 978-0-312-85469-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

March 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Glory
Author(s): Alfred Coppel
ISBN: 0-8125-2393-8 / 978-0-8125-2393-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA