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Noise

(2003)
A novel by

 

"For well over half a century, Hal Clement has been a towering, even decisive figure in our special literature."
Poul Anderson


Hal Clement, the dean of hard science fiction, has written a new planetary adventure in the tradition of his classic Mission of Gravity. It is the kind of story that made his reputation as a meticulous designer of otherworldly settings that are utterly convincing because they are constructed from the ground up using established principles of orbital mechanics, geology, chemistry, biology, and other sciences.

Kainui is one of a pair of double planets circling a pair of binary stars. Mike Hoani has come there to study the language of the colonists, to analyze its evolution in the years since settlement. But Kainui is an ocean planet. Although settled by Polynesians, it is anything but a tropical paradise. The ocean is 1,700 miles deep, with no solid ground anywhere. The population is scattered in cities on floating artificial islands with no fixed locations. The atmosphere isn't breathable, and lightning, waterspouts, and tsunamis are constant. Out on the great planetary ocean, self-sufficiency is crucial, and far from any floating city, on a small working-family ship, anything can happen. There are, for instance, pirates. Mike's academic research turns into an exotic nautical adventure unlike anything he could have imagined.

 
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Used availability for Hal Clement's Noise


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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 0-7653-0857-6 / 978-0-7653-0857-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 0-7653-1032-5 / 978-0-7653-1032-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
ISBN: 1-5113-9967-8 / 978-1-5113-9967-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

March 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Noise
Author(s): Hal Clement
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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