Search Results: "Charles Sheffield"


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TOMORROW AND TOMORROW by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Mind-boggling cosmological extrapolations from the author of The Ganymede Club (1995), etc., but nothing much else here adds up."
Expansion of a novella, ``At the Eschaton'' (in Far Futures, ed. Read full book review >

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GODSPEED by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Passably diverting and involving—if you don't mind precarious plots and chirpy 16-year-old narrators."
Far-future piratical quest/coming-of-age yarn by the author of Cold As Ice and Transcendence (both 1992), etc. Hundreds of years ago, all ships equipped with the faster- than-light Godspeed drive suddenly and mysteriously vanished, leaving planet Erin isolated and doomed to a slow decline. Read full book review >

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THE GANYMEDE CLUB by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Another intriguing and involving effort, whose one possible drawback is that it doesn't chronologically advance the persuasively detailed scenario Sheffield has already expertly mapped out."
A second yarn set in the medium-future, war-devastated solar system of Cold as Ice (1992), with some of the characters in common. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD by Charles Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Entertaining pipe dreams, with one or two practical nuggets."
Thirteen new tales meant to solvescience fictionally, at any ratesome of the chronic and increasingly desperate problems that afflict our world (or reasonable facsimiles thereof). Read full book review >

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND by Charles Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Constrained by the discipline necessary to write convincingly at a shorter length, Sheffield here is better—considerably better- -than in his often precariously plotted or uninterestingly peopled novels."
Fourteen tales, written between 1987 and 1994, from physicist and author Sheffield (Godspeed, 1993, etc.), showcasing an impressive range of themes, ranging from near-mainstream historical to hard SF. ``Millennium,'' a short-short, is Sheffield's wryly effective retort to religious extremism. Read full book review >

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COLD AS ICE by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Watch for sequels."
Buzzing, expansive medium-future space drama from the physicist-author (see below). Read full book review >

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TRANSCENDENCE by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Sheffield ought to have wound up this fading series with this book."
The latest (and certainly not the last) in Sheffield's far- future space-adventure series (Summertide, Divergence). Read full book review >

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BORDERLANDS OF SCIENCE by Charles Sheffield
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"As Mr. Spock would say: fascinating."
A tour through the borderlands where today's science turns into tomorrow's science fiction, from the physicist and Nebula- and Hugo Award—winning novelist (Aftermath, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"Professionally handled and ingeniously extrapolated, and with engrossing plot elements, this entry is complete in itself but clearly anticipates sequels."
Big, bustling post-disaster yarn from the author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1997), etc. In 2026, our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, goes supernova; the heat generated by this colossal explosion scorches the Earth's southern hemisphere and distorts climate worldwide. Read full book review >

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THE SPHERES OF HEAVEN by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Doesn't quite end on a cliffhanger, though leaving plenty of loose ends to be raveled up in the next installment: an overlong but agreeably inventive, semicomic potboiler."
Sequel to The Mind Pool (not reviewed), from the scientist-author of Starfire (1999), etc. Through the instantaneous transport devices known as Links, humans have investigated parts of the galaxy, encountering three alien species who coexist in a loose association: the tall, thin, morphing Pipe-Rilla; the Tinkers, each an association with thousands of butterfly-like components; and the Angels, weird symbioses half-plant, half-intelligent crystal. Read full book review >

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DARK AS DAY by Charles Sheffield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"So far, it's developing into Sheffield's best series to date."
By 2097, as the solar system recovers from the catastrophic Great War, the stunningly powerful quantum-entangled computer network known as the Seine comes back to life. Read full book review >