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Between the Strokes of Night Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Baen (July 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067155977X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671559779
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,132,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the field's most inventively readable practicing scientists ... Sheffield clothes the most advanced speculations of modern science in alluring form. ..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Really a fantastic set of ideas!
J. Bridges
This book is often rated as a top 10 amongst must read Hard Science Fiction lovers.
Pearl Gates
The way to the stars is really shown, this really could happen.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 11, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's not often that a book can start here and now and finish at the end of the universe, and keep the same characters.
If you want to know how to travel faster than light (and forget all that Star Trek warping nonsense) this is the book. The way to the stars is really shown, this really could happen. Charles Sheffield demonstrates the only way the human race could ever venture beyond the solar system, and with a wealth of belivable and sympathetic characters and plot. For and sci-fi fan this is an absolute must read.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "phyed-rautha" on May 26, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I dont why i've always thougt that BTSON is writen in the same style of Larry niven. Exellent science, cool charecters ( the kind that can take care of themselves in any situation ), and really amzing ideas about big things like immortality, and about small things like the fact that in s-state everything looks a bit different because of pseudo-red shift. Anyway, allthough im a big Niven fan, this time Sheffield took Niven in his own style. get this book. Its really a masterpiece. Its a shame that sheffield is not acknowledged as the giant he is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Constantino Tata on February 5, 2014
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This book has good science to it and has all the elements scifi readers will want. I would recommend it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By deadguynumber3 on July 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
Sheffield's writing style and use of current scientific facts to create a plausible future is present in all his science fiction books. BTSON is a fresh take on immortality, like his similar book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow. If you are interested in neurology, sociology, or just science fiction, this is a great book.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
My version boasts it's revised and has an extra 25,000 words. The author claims in a forward this is to update according to new understanding the universe is expanding, etc., but I suspect the addition is mostly the quite conventional opening chapters. Science fiction authors generally present quite juvenile understanding of business meeting dynamics and vocabulary, and Sheffield is no exception. The book gets rolling 1/4 way through, but even then has a rather thin "the truth is out there" plot. I remember his other books as better.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Despite its lack of a quick narrative rythm (as other books from the same author), it's full of fresh ideas, with ramifications in subjects as time perception use and religion.
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