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Title:Steel Beach
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ISBN:0441785654
ISBN 13:9780441785650
Number of Pages:566 pages
Category:science fiction

John Varley Steel Beach

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Steel Beach Fleeing Earth after an alien invasion, the human race stands on the threshold of evolution, like a fish cast on artificial shores. Their new home is Luna, a moon colony blessed with creature comforts, prolonged lifespans, digital memories, and instant sex changes. But the people of Luna are bored, restless, and suicidal -- and so is the computer that monitors their existence...

Titan (Gaea, #1), The Golden Globe, The Ophiuchi Hotline, Steel Beach, Red Thunder (Thunder and Lightning, #1), Demon (Gaea, #3), The Persistence of Vision, Wizard (Gaea, #2), Mammoth, Millennium
After the effortless capture of Earth by vastly superior aliens, humanity is forced to fight for existence on the Moon and other lumps of airless rock. The invention of the Hotline -- a constant stream of data from a star in the constellation Ophiuchus -- facilitates survival and enables the development of amazing new technologies. Then, after 400 years, humanity's unknown helpers send a bill for their services...and suddenly everything is threatened once again.

The Ophiuchi Hotline was John Varley's first novel, and it received nominations for both the Hugo and Nebula awards; he later won both for his book Persistence of Vision.

"Varley's tight, clean writing, full of wit and good humor, evokes despair, joy, anger, and delight. His Luna is packed with wild inventions, intriguing characters, and stunning scenery."--Publishers Weekly

"It is fast and complex, and it glitters most impressively."--Science Ficiton: The 100 Best Novels

"John Varley is the best writer in America."--Tom Clancy

"This is a novel rich in societies, settings, and technological wizardry. It's a tough-minded, yet a playful book."--Ian Watson, One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written, John Varley's Titan, Wizard, and Demon comprise a groundbreaking trilogy that will live forever. Human explorers have entered the sprawling mind of Gaea. Now they must fight her will. For she is much too powerful...and definitely insane."These books are going to be around for a long time." --Locus, Seven suburban misfits are constructing a spaceship out of old tanker cars. The plan is to beat the Chinese to Mars--in under four days at three million miles an hour. It would be history in the making if it didn't sound so insane., Introduction Algis Budrys in
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