By Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson - Galileo's Dream
At the guts of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the daddy of contemporary technology: Galileo Galilei. To the population of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a respected determine whose activities will impact the next background of the human race. From the summit in their far away destiny, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the previous to deliver Galileo ahead in an try and modify heritage and make sure the ascendancy of technological know-how over faith. And if that implies Galileo needs to be burned on the stake, so be it. From Galileo's heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels among previous and a good extra distant future--in the method celebrating the human spirit and calling into query the handy truths of our personal second in time.
Read or Download Galileo's Dream PDF
Similar historical fiction books
An outdated American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English instructor on the naval academy, he's married to a girl younger sufficient to be his daughter and has a bit son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain backyard in Niterói, overlooking the ocean.
As he reminisces and writes, putting the pages rigorously in his antproof case, we study that he was once a global struggle II ace who used to be shot down two times, an funding banker who met with popes and presidents, and a guy who was once by no means now not in love. He was once the thief of the century, a assassin, and a protector of the blameless. And all his lifestyles he waged a valiant, wasting, one-man conflict opposed to the world's such a lot insidious enslaver: coffee.
Mark Helprin combines event, satire, flights of transcendence, and excessive comedy during this "memoir" of a guy whose existence reads just like the tune of the 20 th century.
Lifestyles could imitate artwork. .. yet loss of life follows it.
While learning artwork historical past at ny college, great and gorgeous Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical computing device. yet that very evening, somebody breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches she made up of the drawing. Fleeing for her lifestyles, Finn heads to the deal with her mom had given her for emergencies, the place she reveals the enigmatic antiquarian publication broker, Michael Valentine. jointly, they embark on a determined race during the city-and in the course of the pages of historical past itself-to disclose an electrifying mystery from the ultimate days of global struggle II-a mystery that lies at the hours of darkness labyrinthine center of the Vatican
Picketts cost, the suicidal cost led by means of Robert E. Lee at the final day of Gettysburg, serves because the robust climax of this Civil warfare novel, advised from the original views of 3 women.
Thirteen-year-old Annie Gordon, disguised as a boy, sells herself instead soldier and joins the Portsmouth Rifles of the 9th Virginia military as they march north to Gettysburg. In Gettysburg lives fourteen-year-old Tillie Pierce, the frivolous daughter of an area service provider whose romanticized thought of warfare is readily disabused as soon as the struggling with starts off. additionally in Gettysburg are Grace Bryan and her father, who refuse to escape with the opposite loose blacks who worry that the rebels will arrest them as fugitive slaves.
The robust, gripping novel follows the fates of those ladies, fates that replicate the tragedies and triumphs, the humanity, heartache, and heroism of this so much dreadful Civil battle conflict.
The start of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan turns out to make the rift among the Poldark and Warleggan households worse. while Morwenna Chynoweth, governess to Elizabeth's son, grows to like Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, issues worsen.
- The Wooden Shepherdess (Human Predicament Series, Book 2)
- The Fool's Tale
- The Memory House (Honey Ridge, Book 1)
- A Play of Isaac (Joliffe the Player, Book 1)
Additional resources for Galileo's Dream
That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.
Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.
He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.