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The Eternal Flame

(2012)
(The second book in the Orthogonal series)
A novel by

 
Greg Egan's The Clockwork Rocket introduced readers to an exotic universe where the laws of physics are very different from our own, where the speed of light varies in ways Einstein would never allow, and where intelligent life has evolved in unique and fascinating ways. Now Egan continues his epic tale of alien beings embarked on a desperate voyage to save their world . . . .

The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations-and still return home only a few years after they departed. But a critical fuel shortage threatens to cut their urgent voyage short, even as a population explosion stretches the ship's life-support capacity to its limits.

When the astronomer Tamara discovers the Object, a meteor whose trajectory will bring it within range of the Peerless, she sees a risky solution to the fuel crisis. Meanwhile, the biologist Carlo searches for a better way to control fertility, despite the traditions and prejudices of their society. As the scientists clash with the ship's leaders, they find themselves caught up in two equally dangerous revolutions: one in the sexual roles of their species, the other in their very understanding of the nature of matter and energy.

The Eternal Flame lights up the mind with dazzling new frontiers of physics and biology, as only Greg Egan could imagine them.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hardcover Edition Of This Title Has Been Cancelled
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10571-2 / 978-0-575-10571-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Vol. 2
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-293-X / 978-1-59780-293-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Book Two
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-294-8 / 978-1-59780-294-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Book Two
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10573-9 / 978-0-575-10573-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Book Two
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10572-0 / 978-0-575-10572-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Eternal Flame
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-5226-7426-8 / 978-1-5226-7426-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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


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


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Book Two
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Book Two
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Eternal Flame (Orthogonal Book 2)
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   



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