Orthogonal Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Clockwork Rocket | Greg Egan

    The Clockwork Rocket

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Greg Egan
    • Narrated By Adam Epstein
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    In Yalda's universe, light has mass, no universal speed, and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting light into the dark night sky. And time is different: An astronaut might measure decades passing while visiting another star, only to return and find that just weeks have elapsed for her friends. On the farm where she lives, Yalda sees strange meteors that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed...

    Noble Math to the rescue; plot & characters follow

    This novel follows the familiar formula that Egan fans delight in: an alien hero works out fundamental physics to defend his/her/its species in a race..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2014 by SciFi Kindle (Cheshire, CT USA)
  • 2
    The Eternal Flame | Greg Egan

    The Eternal Flame

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Greg Egan
    • Narrated By Adam Epstein
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    (8)
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    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.

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    The Arrows of Time | Greg Egan

    The Arrows of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greg Egan
    • Narrated By Adam Epstein
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    (6)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    In a universe where the laws of physics and the speed of light are completely alien to our own, the travelers on the ship Peerless have completed a generations-long struggle to develop advanced technology in a desperate attempt to save their home world. But as tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: The prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future.

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