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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    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Greg Egan's The Clockwork Rocket

Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
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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
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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 : USA Paperback
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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   Amazon CA   


August 2012 : UK Paperback
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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   


September 2011 : UK Paperback
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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
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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
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Title: The Clockwork Rocket
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


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


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


Kindle Editions

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


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


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