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Currents of Space

#2 Empire

Isaac Asimov

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St Martins/Tor
28 September 2008
Series: Empire
Classic science fiction adventure in the Foundation universe by grandmaster Isaac Asimov. Only one man can warn the planet Florinia that it is doomed by an astronomical catastrophe -- but he has amnesia and is a slave.

High above planet Florinia, the Squires of Sark live in unimaginable wealth and comfort. Down in the eternal spring of the planet, however, the native Florinians labor ceaselessly to produce the precious kyrt that brings prosperity to their Sarkite masters.

Rebellion is unthinkable and impossible. Not only do the Florinians no longer have a concept of freedom, any disruption of the vital kyrt trade would cause other planets to rise in protest, resulting in a galactic war. So the Trantorian Empire, whose grand plan is to unite all humanity in peace, prosperity, and freedom, has allowed the oppression to continue.

Living among the workers of Florinia, Rik is a man without a memory or a past. He has been abducted and brainwashed. Barely able to speak or care for himself when he was found, Rik is widely regarded as a simpleton by the worker community where he lives. As his memories begin to return, however, Rik finds himself driven by a cryptic message he is determined to deliver: Everyone on Florinia is doomed...the Currents of Space are bringing destruction. But if the planet is evacuated, the power of Sark will end-so there are those who would kill the messenger. The fate of the Galaxy hangs in the balance.
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Imprint:   St Martins/Tor
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   222g
ISBN:   9780765319173
ISBN 10:   0765319179
Series:   Empire
Pages:   239
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Currents of Space (#2 Empire)

One of the world's premier science fiction writers. -- Newsday Isaac Asimov is the greatest explainer of the age. --Carl Sagan For fifty years it was Isaac Asimov's tone of address that all the other voices of SF obeyed.... For five decades his was the voice to which sf came down in the end. His was the default voice of SF. -- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction


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