Canções da Terra Distante

Can es da Terra Distante Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean Thalassa was a veritable paradise home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had

  • Title: Canções da Terra Distante
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth.Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary eventJust a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth.Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary event slowly taking place beneath their seasThen the Magellan arrived in orbit carrying one million refugees from the last, mad days on Earth And suddenly uncertainty and change had come to the placid paradise that was Thalassa.

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    1. Arthur C. Clarke

      Arthur C Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey, which he co created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.Clarke was a graduate of King s College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.

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    1. Spoiler Alert!The Songs of Distant Earth is a very thoughtful science fiction novel. It's not chock full of chases and weird experiments or other derring-do, but it keeps the reader involved and more importantly it makes the reader think. It is a good example of what is known as “hard science fiction”. Written by Arthur C. Clarke, a man who is no stranger to science, the book deals more with real possibilities than with theories that have no apparent foundation in reality.The main portion of [...]


    2. Sci-fi lit geeks tend, I've learned, to fall into one of two categories: Asimov fans, or Clarke fans. I loved the Foundation trilogy as a kid, but this simple novel - even with its fairly bland characters - was so delicate and sad that it launched me firmly into the Clarke camp, and not just because there was a pony in it.


    3. When Clarke dealt with science, he was brilliant. When Clarke dealt with sociology and the nature of man as he did in this work, he did not shine so brightly. If you want to know what an atheist thinks mankind could or would be if he could just rid himself of all that cumbersome superstition (aka religion and morality) and also shed all his violent tendencies including the will to power, then you should read "Songs of Distant Earth" because that is the main theme of the work. You should be warne [...]


    4. As a fan of both science fiction and Arthur C. Clarke, I must admit that I was disappointed with this book.There were some positive aspects to this book. The writing style is characteristic of Clarke with it's convincing descriptions of science fiction worlds and technology. There is also a fairly convincing romantic relationship that developed in the story. I especially enjoyed how this relationship was not of the usual sort but rather based on post-WW2 progressive/liberal notions of sexual fre [...]


    5. I was vaguely disappointed when I finished this book, but I am not exactly sure why. The story was mostly interesting, and yet never captivated me like others of Clarke's have done. It felt a little jumbled, bouncing around from here to there, and yet that could just be my state of mind these days. I may not feel the same about the book if I re-read some day when my own life is not bouncing around.Thalassa is a planet that was colonized by robot ships when the Sun was close to going nova. But ev [...]


    6. A fable about two societies in which the one who managed to emerge in a far-away panthalassic planet called Thalassa from human and contemporary creatures seed-ships which were sent by Earth People to nearby various habitable planetary systems in case they didn't make it before the sun goes into Nova, and the other society who had sent the seed-ships in the first place who managed not to annihilate amidst the chaos and chose to wander the stars from the solar system to furthering the survival of [...]


    7. It is an OK book, but I must admit I was left slightly disappointed by it. In truth, I was expecting something much more remarkable and less forgettable by one of the creators of the "Space Odyssey" masterpiece. The characters are bland, there is no trace of the sense of awe and of epic exploration of a beautiful and enigmatic Cosmos that so pervaded Space Odyssey, and the society of Thalassa bored me to tears. The plot feels incompletely developed - there are some interesting and promising them [...]


    8. I decided that one of my favorite thing about Clarke's books (read 6 so far) is his faith in human kind. I enjoy his utopias he obviously envisioned we will achieve with further development of technology. Some readers say nothing happens in this book/even his other books. I think those are completely missing the beauty of his opus. Miracles of unbeliavable vision happen. The Utopia of Thalassa (and yet so realistic) and the last Millenia of Earth are stories withing a story. And of course the sc [...]


    9. A utopian human colony in the far future that is visited by travelers from a doomed Earth, as the Sun has gone nova.The story is set in early 3800s, on an oceanic planet called Thalassa. Thalassa was populated by an embryonic seed pod, one of many sent from earth when humans discovered that the sun would go nova and burn earth and all the solar system.700 years after it's population, Thalassa is visited by a seed ship that was sent from dying earth on it's way to a distant planet. As communicati [...]


    10. Clarke's sci-fi always stands the test of time, he was visionary enough for his ideas to be relevant for a very long time. I also like his blend of philosphy and future. The story was a blend of a ton of different ideas, mutiny, extr-terrestrial intelligence, population control and a species without a home. Lots to think about, unfortunately for me, too much. I never got caught up in any of the issues, too surface an exaamination for a 4 star rating.


    11. I read this book back in 1987 and rediscovered over the holidays. Earth and the solar system has been destroyed by a dying sun. The last of mankind has set out on a long journey to a new home on a rugged distant planet. Very much like sailors traveling the oceans they stop along the way for supplies and discover that a colony they feared was destroyed hundreds of years ago is actually doing quite well. Do they stay with the colony or continue on to their destination? I really enjoyed the book an [...]


    12. Да послушаме “Песните на далечната Земя”, тихи, тъжни и обречени: knigolandiafo/book-review/p Една от онези любими книги, четени безчет пъти преди години, и които имам нужда да си припомням понякога, за да знам кой съм и какъв съм бил. Нека е наивна “Песните на далечната Земя”, нека е твъ [...]


    13. Meh. Really, this book has almost no tension or conflict. There was nothing to look forward to at the end. Nothing to resolve. Just forgettable characters and a lazy plot that could have been so much more. There are many very interesting ideas and questions about humanity that could have been pursued. But the effort seemed only half-hearted.The synopsis of the book at the top of its entry in is more interesting to read.


    14. This was an interesting novel and contained a sorrowful but essentially hopeful vibe about the future of humanity and of our Earth. The thing with Arthur C Clarke were his scientific predictions; satellites being the most prominent that he was renowned for. The Songs of Distant Earth takes his visionary foresight a step further (it is worth mentioning at this stage that I have only read a barebone fraction of his massive amount of literature and short stories, but had grown up with his Televisio [...]


    15. I picked this book as an introduction to Sir Arthur C Clarke because a) It is not a series b) Wiki says that it's the author's favourite. I had high expectation and honestly a little bit scared that I would be a convert, that I would prefer him than my current favourite of the big three, Isaac Asimov (I haven't read any of Heinlein's books).And I was no traitor. Until half of the book I was the loyal Asimov fan. It was not bad, it just seemed ordinary. It made me wonder whether I should have gon [...]


    16. Un" classique" de la science-fiction La terre condamnée, s'en suit une diaspora spatiale sur plusieurs centaines d'années Un des vaisseaux Le Magellan à destination d'une planète encore lointaine (Sagan 2) s'arrêtent sur Thalassa pour refaire son bouclier Il s'agit là d'une halte sur un monde paisible qui a su créer une harmonie avec son environnement essentiellement océanique sans pour autant oublier ses origines terrestres Clarke au fil du récit évoque de nombreux sujets :la violence [...]


    17. I must say that although I am a fan of Arthur C. Clarke, this book was a disappointment. While it did have intriguing plot points, it cannot be said to be a meaty or particularly incisive novel.First, its strengths. As with all of Clarke's works that I have read, he is a master at balancing hard sci-fi with elegant prose, kneading the science into his stories rather than shoving lumps of scientific exposition in as needed. In other words, although his novels include thought experiments, they can [...]


    18. Excellent science fiction by Arthur C. Clarke, rightly considered on of the grand masters of the genre. I have always admired the simplicity of Clarke's writing: he is almost like Hemingway in how sparse and simple his language is, yet he manages to tackle the most profound questions facing humanity with simplicity and clarity. He is the opposite of Ray Bradbury (who I also love): there is nary a figure of speech to be found in Clarke's writing, yet he still manages to stimulate my mind and imag [...]


    19. One of the only sci-fi books I've ever read twice. This book is a great example of hard sci-f-- the characters are all basically ancillary to exploring and explaining the central premise of colonizing other planets in a future where the sun goes nova in about 1600 years from now. Arthur C Clarke has an amazing way of picking one technology that is so far beyond what we have that it might seem impossible, but explaining it in such detail that it becomes totally plausible, and making that the one [...]


    20. SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH was one of the last stand-alone novels that Arthur C. Clarke wrote before he decided to focus, in the final years of his career, on sequels and collaborations. The novel's central concept, which Alastair Reynolds and Charles Stross have more recently employed with even greater success, is a respectable one: imagine an interstellar civilization bound by the laws of modern physics (i.e. no faster-than-light-travel) and by the likelihood that there are no spacefaring alien ra [...]


    21. I enjoyed this book a great deal. It plays with a lot of interesting ideas. While on the surface, Thalassa is portrayed as some kind of Eden, under the surface it represents something that has become rather unhuman. The people who live there have been manipulated by the people who planned the colonization of the planet to be stripped of all the nasty bits of humanity. By doing this, though, they become something that's not quite human and live a mundane existence where they're not even curious a [...]


    22. I absolute adore this book. It captures a very scientific based scifi setting in the complex relationships of two decidedly separate groups of humans. One group, seeded on the planet by machinery to create a human society as our sun dies have created a near Utopia, free of the pain and suffering our past leaves us. The other, survivors of Earth, on a long treck to a new home, fully aware of their past, but entirely ignorant of their own flaws and failures. I love this book so much, my Uncle mana [...]


    23. Alguses see lugu mulle meeldis, seejärel sattusin suisa vaimustusse, kuid on hämmastav, kuidas hea või väga hea lugu, mis on kirja pandus meeldiva kihilisusega, sunnib sind mõtlema äärmiselt paljudes erinevates suundades, inspirrerib su loomingut ja veel palju muid suuri ja ilusaid sõnu võib viimase kümne leheküljega totaalselt ribadeks laguneda nii, et sa raamatut sulgedes vaid õlgu kehitad ja mõtled uut haarates: "Noh, mis seal's ikka, on ka hullemaid."


    24. This is by far one the most endearing science fiction novels I have read. There is a CD by Mike Oldfield (from 1994), with same title and based on the novel, that captures perfectly the beauty of Clarke's idea. I would say the novel and the incidental music complement each other perfectly. Both are amazing.



    25. Copyright 1985 and the source for the film 2010: Odyssey Two. We're rapidly achieving some of the items - the wrist communicator, for example- and my husband claims firmly that the space elevator will be achieved before long.The story is that of a planet "seeded" with humans in advance of the sun going nova and then being visited by the last escaping humans who have stopped on their way to Sagan (!) Two, a planet with no life forms but amenable to manipulation. It will mean several generations o [...]


    26. When an established colony planet is visited by another Earth colonization mission in the starship Magellan. The visitors don't do much but repair the Magellan's ice shield and start seducing their planetary hosts. There are no real conflicts.Not Clarke's strongest effort, in my mind.




    27. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarkewritten deliberately against science fantasy of star wars, this is the beauty, the awe, the wonder, from actual scientific extrapolation. i like this for the elegiac promised future for earth and how we might change, yet be the same, ever as we go out to the galaxy…here are others read by ACC-5 stars-Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarkei remember this book as a kid, but have read it at least 3 times as an adult. this is a comforting, engaging, [...]


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