The Sky So Big And Black.

By: Barnes, John

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Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. Fourth volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and Candle (2000).

''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) Candle (2000) and THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Mind. These intersections are focused through various takes on the War of the Memes, the outcome of which will determine the shape of humanity, perhaps for good. But THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK - which is set in an Alternate History version of a future Mars - depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Sky So Big And Black.

Author Name: Barnes, John

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 2002.

ISBN Number: 0765303035

ISBN Number 13: 9780765303035

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 14619