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'Clarke's simple, musical style never falters in this novel, which is a sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity's longing for the stars. Highly recommended' Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth. Paradise looks indeed lost....See all Editorial Reviews
I loved this short novel with the exception of Clarke's missionary zeal in trying to debunk religions of all kind. Read morePublished 17 days ago by S. Wozniak
Beautifully written, visuals are breathtaking. You can really see it in your mind how beautiful this sister planet is. Read it for a good time.Published 18 days ago by Lauto Kuhrt
This book is a hidden gem from Clarke. This story gives you amazing visuals in your mind's eye as you read his descriptive work. A great read!Published 1 month ago by Joseph A. Desmond
At the end of the 20th century it is discovered by studying the sun’s neutrino emissions that the Sun will become a nova around the year 3620. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Wikman
There's not much going on in this book. It's really more of a moody, romantic piece than a hunk of sci fi.Published 1 month ago by D. Chandler
It is supposed to be Clarke's favorite. I personally enjoyed it less then some others (such as Childhood's End).Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had great expectations after reading the Space Odysee series, Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama and The City and The Stars. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeroen Z.
Perhaps 30 years ego I would give it 4 stars. It is good, but not timeless.Published 2 months ago by Steven Klein
Very good book with engaging characters and interesting science.Published 2 months ago by W. Hamilton