Firstborn /Material type: BookSeries: Clarke, Arthur Charles, Time odyssey: 3.Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 364 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780345491572 (acid-free paper) :; 0345491572 (acid-free paper).Title notes: $25.95 1-2008 (db)Other title: First born.Subject(s): Space and time -- Fiction | Science fictionSummary: Failing to eliminate life on Earth after their first attack, the Firstborn send a Q-bomb weapon to finish the job. Two cryogenically frozen females and a group of scientists studying the Eye, an artifact of the Firstborn, may be the only hope of finding a way to counter the onslaught.
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The Firstborn-the mysterious race of aliens who first became known to science fiction fans as the builders of the iconic black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey-have inhabited legendary master of science fiction Sir Arthur C. Clarke's writing for decades. With Time's Eye and Sunstorm, the first two books in their acclaimed Time Odyssey series, Clarke and his brilliant co-author Stephen Baxter imagined a near-future in which the Firstborn seek to stop the advance of human civilization by employing a technology indistinguishable from magic. Their first act was the Discontinuity, in which Earth was carved into sections from different eras of history, restitched into a patchwork world, and renamed Mir. Mir's inhabitants included such notables as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and United Nations peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt. For reasons unknown to her, Bisesa entered into communication with an alien artifact of inscrutable purpose and godlike power-a power that eventually returned her to Earth. There, she played an instrumental role in humanity's race against time to stop a doomsday event: a massive solar storm triggered by the alien Firstborn designed to eradicate all life from the planet. That fate was averted at an inconceivable price. Now, twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they are pulling no punches: They have sent a quantum bomb. Speeding toward Earth, it is a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, that cannot be stopped or destroyed-and one that will obliterate Earth. Bisesa's desperate quest for answers sends her first to Mars and then to Mir, which is itself threatened with extinction. The end seems inevitable. But as shockingnew insights emerge into the nature of the Firstborn and their chilling plans for mankind, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.
$25.95 1-2008 (db)
Failing to eliminate life on Earth after their first attack, the Firstborn send a Q-bomb weapon to finish the job. Two cryogenically frozen females and a group of scientists studying the Eye, an artifact of the Firstborn, may be the only hope of finding a way to counter the onslaught.