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Celestial Mattersis a startling novel of hard SF in which the scientific beliefs of the ancient Greeks are literal fact. The empire of Alexander the Great has lasted a thousand years, and for a thousand years it has been at war with the empire of the Orient. Now a spaceship is traveling through the heavenly crystalline spheres to the sun to return with the ultimate weapon: a fiery piece of the sun itself.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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ISBN-10:  0312863489
ISBN-13:  978-0312863487
Author:  Richard Garfinkle
Publisher:  Tor Books
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review by . August 09, 2010
What if the Greeks were right?
My emotional reaction on seeing the cover of this book was one of utter fascination.  How could this be?  A whole new genre, in my experience---blending tropes from the science-fiction of “the future,” with a whole new breed, not only of “what could happen,” but, “what if this had happened instead” (alternate history) and “what if things actually worked like this” (alternate science)…       Well, I would recommend …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Ever wondered what would life be like if your assumptions about science weren't right? I recommend this book to the beginner of alternative science and history.
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