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SCHILD'S LADDER
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Schild's Ladder
© 2001

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AUTHOR(S):

       EGAN, Greg
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PUBLISHER:

       GOLLANCZ

ISBN: 978-0-575-08111-6
YEAR: 2007
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

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Content:

This is an edition published in Gollancz' "Future Classics" series. It spots a pitch black cover with glow-in-the-dark stars and some typo on the spine and back.

I do not claim the physics involved (neither the cover nor the story, although I am in fact referring to the latter) but this book tied me to my chair for quite a while.

Detecing a special set of physics and devising an experiment to test the theory, Cass starts a set of events that could quite literally sweep the universe clean of what "we" know it to be.

This book is a brilliant fable of how testing old believes can set a new, overwhelming trend and of the difficulty people have with both, accepting the change and understanding those who have those difficulties.

In the end, there seems to be no way ti fight, but only to adapt ...
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