Pushing Ice (Paperback)
  • Pushing Ice (Paperback)
zoom

Pushing Ice (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£10.99
Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

First contact with extraordinary aliens, glittering technologies that could destroy the universe in a nanosecond, huge sweeping space operas: Alastair Reynolds is back!

Some centuries from now, the exploration and exploitation of the Solar System is in full swing. On the cold edge of the system, Bella Lind, captain of the huge commercial spacecraft Rockhopper IV, helps fuel this new gold rush by attaching mass-driver motors to organic-rich water-ice comets to move them back to the inner worlds. Her crew are tough, blue-collar miners, engineers and demolition experts.

Around Saturn, something inexplicable happens: one of the moons leaves its orbit and accelerates out of the Solar System. The icy mantle peels away to reveal that it was never a moon in the first place, just a parked spacecraft, millions of years old, that has now decided to move on.

Rockhopper IV, trapped in the pull, is hurled across time and space into the deep, distant future, arriving in a vast, alien-constructed chamber. And the crew are not alone, for each chamber contains an alien culture dragged into this cosmic menagerie at the end of time.

The crew of the Rockhopper IV know a lot about blowing up comets, but not much about first contact with ultra-advanced aliens. They have two things to worry about: can they (and their new alien allies) negotiate their way through each harrying contact? And can they assimilate the avalanche of knowledge about their own future - including all the glittering, dangerous technologies that are now theirs for the taking - without destroying themselves in the process?

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575083110
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Winter Garden
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Game of Thrones (Reissue)
Added to basket
Babel
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Book Eaters
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Lighthouse Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Book Eaters
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Before Your Memory Fades
Added to basket
Fairy Tale
Added to basket
£22.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Atlas Six
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Demon in the Wood
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Hell Bent
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Dune
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dracula
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback

“Brilliant, simply brilliant”

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 28

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.