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Murasaki : a novel in six parts / Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Frederik Pohl, edited by Robert Silverberg.

Silverberg, Robert, (editor.). Anderson, Poul. (Added Author). Bear, Greg. (Added Author). Benford, Gregory. (Added Author). Brin, David. (Added Author). Kress, Nancy. (Added Author). Pohl, Frederik. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette SF FIC SIL (Text) 31951004275183 Main Floor - Science Fiction Available -

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  • Physical Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1992.

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Formatted Contents Note: Introduction / Robert Silverberg -- The treasures of Chujo / Frederik Pohl -- Genji / David Brin -- Language / Poul Anderson -- World vast, world various / Gregory Benford -- A plague of conscience / Greg Bear -- Birthing pool / Nancy Kress -- Appendix A: design for two worlds / Poul Anderson -- Appendix B: Murasaki's worlds / Frederik Pohl.
Summary, etc.: Murasaki is completely based in hard science and what we know of the Murasaki star system--which actually exists. Authors Poul Anderson and Frederik Pohl painstakingly constructed the working mechanics of a real star system, projecting the atmosphere, geology, chemistry, flora, and fauna of the two planets on which the work is set. They and four more of America's best science fiction authors--known for their "hard" speculative fiction--used Pohl and Anderson's essays (included as appendixes to this book) as source material to create this amazing story of the earliest human explorations of the twenty-third century--an epic tale of discovery, conflict, and resolution told by the masters of imaginative writing.
Subject: Speculative fiction.
Science fiction.

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