May 21, 2017

Pandora's Star | #5 Treasures from the Bookshelf

Want to travel the galaxy, but can't find a spaceship within five light years that you can hitch a ride on? Well, here we'll see how Science Fiction can be instrumental helping you do that and for less than $30 a trip. The towel's optional!

With KIC 8462852 or Tabby's Star in the news again, I thought I'd get cracking and finish editing a video I started months ago.  Here's the results. Enjoy with your favourite beverage, of course.

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Pandora's Star

by Peter F. Hamilton
In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them. For what if their disappearance indicates some kind of galactic conflict? Since a conventional wormhole cannot be used to reach these vanished stars, for the first time humans need to build a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance. But it arrives to find each 'vanished' star encased in a giant force field -- and within one of them resides a massive alien civilisation.

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