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The Clockwork Rocket

The Clockwork Rocket

(2011)
(The first book in the Orthogonal series)
A novel by

 
In Yalda's universe, light has no universal speed and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting their own light into the dark night sky. As a child, Yalda witnesses one of a series of strange meteors, the Hurtlers, that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed. It becomes apparent that her world is in imminent danger - and the task of dealing with the Hurtlers will require knowledge and technology far beyond anything her civilization has yet achieved! Only one solution seems tenable: if a spacecraft can be sent on a journey at sufficiently high speed, its trip will last many generations for those on board, but it will return after just a few years have passed at home. The travelers will have a chance to discover the science their planet urgently needs, and bring it back in time to avert disaster.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
Used availability for Greg Egan's The Clockwork Rocket


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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-09511-3 / 978-0-575-09511-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-227-1 / 978-1-59780-227-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-09514-8 / 978-0-575-09514-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal)
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-292-1 / 978-1-59780-292-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-09512-1 / 978-0-575-09512-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Clockwork Rocket
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-5226-7429-2 / 978-1-5226-7429-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Clockwork Rocket
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Clockwork Rocket
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Clockwork Rocket: Orthogonal Book One
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal Book 1)
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   



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