Secret Harmonies.

By: McAuley, Paul J.

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''With his first novel, 'Four Hundred Billion Stars' (1988), he launched conspicuously into a far-reaching series which, combining Space Opera plots and cosmological speculations, fruitfully amalgamated influences from both US and UK traditions: H.G. Wells and Larry Niven consort, sometimes uncomfortably, in these tales of interstellar warfare, world-building and universe-creation. Further volumes are 'Of the Fall' (1989 US p/b: title changed to 'Secret Harmonies' for British publication) and the very substantial 'Eternal Light' (1991), which best exemplifies to date PJM's control over the instruments of 1990s Hard SF: wormholes, agathics to forestall death, genetic engineering and cosmogony on the hugest scale. The series itself ostensibly concerns the attempts of an almost fatally wearied corporation-run Earth -- reminiscent of Cordwainer Smith -- to fend off the panicked aggressions of an ancient starfaring species, itself hiding from enemies of its own ilk; but the pleasures of this ongoing sequence seem more and more to lie in the increasingly comprehensive physical history of the entire Universe adumbrated in 'Eternal Light' (John Clute/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SF).

Title: Secret Harmonies.

Author Name: McAuley, Paul J.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1989.

ISBN Number: 0575045809

ISBN Number 13: 9780575045804

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with literary agent's label affixed to front free end paper.

Inscription: Signed

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