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10 thoughts on “Anti Ice

  1. says:

    Stephen Baxter to me is one of those hard science fiction writers who comes up with some amazing ideas and then sets about

  2. says:

    In amongst all the brain hurting thought provoking hard science fiction that I have thus far experienced from the pen of Stephen Baxter I noticed that he was a damned fine storyteller He seems to have a knack fo

  3. says:

    This is one of those books that initially defy classification It has elements of alternative history science fiction and steampunk but each is woven into the story in a way that rarely if ever clashes SOME SPOILERS MAY FOLLOWTo summarise the asteroid dubbed the Little Moon enters Earth orbit during the late ei

  4. says:

    An excellent book Steampunk before there even WAS such a genre Now as the steampunk novels go they either lean towards alternate history or fant

  5. says:

    An homage to Jules Verne that worked for me until it suddenly didn't After a promising beginning the plot devolves into a s

  6. says:

    An enjoyable adventure through an alternate 19th century diverging from our own with the appearance of the 'little moon ' in the 1720s and the discovery of 'anti ice' in the 1850s The cover depicts the main event of the prologue The closure of the Crimean war and the begging of the new age powered by Anti ice The story

  7. says:

    Baxter is a true marvel of science fictionFans of Jules Verne will enjoy this take on an alternative history of war in Europe Seen through the often naive eyes of a young diplomat the parallels with the beginning of the mod

  8. says:

    Storytelling at its best with technical details which seem very reasonable the reader could believe it's true however we know it's not The characters were a little naive but the world which were described by the author compensated for everything I enjoyed reading this novel very much

  9. says:

    This novel is very influenced by H G WellsIt takes place in VIctorian England where people use phrases that are l

  10. says:

    for a short book it dragged on for an extra 20 pages with a pointless plot but overall it was enjoyable

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read & download × eBook or Kindle ePUB Û Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter ue prometía ser la nueva gran estrella de la ciencia ficción británica nos ofrece en su tercera novela una curiosa actualización del viaje a la Luna ue ideó Julio Verne La acción comienza en cuando el ejército inglés prueba un arma novísima con. This is one of those books that initially defy classification It has elements of alternative history science fiction and steampunk but each is woven into the story in a way that rarely if ever clashes SOME SPOILERS MAY FOLLOWTo summarise the asteroid dubbed the Little Moon enters Earth orbit during the late eighteenth century a piece of it apparently lands on the edge of Antarctica where it is discovered by a British expedition some fifty or so years later Put simply the yellowish icy material which appears to make up most of the Little Moon explodes with great force and violence when heated above zero degrees celsius It is dubbed anti ice The energy can of course be released slowly and as the technology to do this develops it supercharges the Industrial RevolutionThe parallels with atomic power are forcefully made especially when British troops in the Crimea use an anti ice shell to obliterate Sebastopol The conflict between the military and scientific applications of anti ice is played out across the rest of the book with the military winning out in the end One of the main characters has his design for a rudimentary rocket ship appropriated by the British government Out of what they assume to be the best of motives they use an anti ice weapon to forcibly end the Franco Prussian war and impose a Pax Britannica across the continent And in silos under Kentish fields sit the Gladstone shells one for every European cityAs in our reality so too in this alternate one The technology cannot be kept secret and British arrogance is going to get its comeuppance The epilogue written in 1914 looks forward bleakly to a war infinitely devastating than any humanity has hitherto experienced

review Anti Ice

Anti Ice

Una capacidad de destrucción a la bomba atómica pero sin los efectos colaterales de la radioactividad contra la sitiada ciudad de Sebastopol Por el fenómeno ue Faraday denominará «conductancia aumentada» el material conocido como antihielo libera prodigiosas cant. An enjoyable adventure through an alternate 19th century diverging from our own with the appearance of the little moon in the 1720s and the discovery of anti ice in the 1850s The cover depicts the main event of the prologue The closure of the Crimean war and the begging of the new age powered by Anti ice The story is told from the perspective of Ned Vicars in 1870 across a few eventful months and traces a journey across Europe and beyond

read & download × eBook or Kindle ePUB Û Stephen Baxter

Idades de energía cuando se eleva su temperatura Este descubrimiento acelera la Revolución Industrial y hará posible un viaje a la Luna «a la manera decimonónica» así como una reflexión sobre el imperialismo y la responsabilidad del científico y sus hallazgos.. Storytelling at its best with technical details which seem very reasonable the reader could believe it s true however we know it s not The characters were a little naive but the world which were described by the author compensated for everything I enjoyed reading this novel very much