2001 Tor Books, hardcover, stated First Edition/First Printing. NEW, no marks. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Michael Flynn has won widespread acclaim for his Firestar series - Harry Turtledove said: "As Robert A. Heinlein did and all too few have done since, Michael Flynn writes about the near future as if he'd been there and was bringing back reports of what he'd seen." But Flynn doesn't need the flash of futurity to write an exciting story, as he demonstrated in this, his first novel.
Set primarily in the present, with tantalizing flashbacks to the 1800s, In the Country of the Blind concerns a small group of American idealists who manage to actually build the Analytical Engine designed by Charles Babbage and use it to develop mathematical models that could chart the likely course of the future. When their calculations predicted a united Germany armed with unimaginably powerful bombs by 1939, the Charles Babbage Society kept it from ever happening. Soon they were working to alter history's course to their own liking in other ways. By the 1990s the Society has become the secret master of the world. But no secret can be kept forever, at least not without drastic measures. When her plans for some historic real estate lead developer and ex-reporter Sarah Beaumont to stumble across the Society's existence, it is just the first step into a baffling and deadly maze of conspiracies.
Originally published in the 1980s as a paperback original, In the Country of the Blind has been revised and updated for this new edition and now includes Flynn's article from Analog, "An Introduction to Cliology," about the ideas underlying the book. We are pleased to bring it to hardcover for the first time for those who have discovered his work in the years since its first appearance in print.
Review: In the Country of the Blind is a tense, complex, exciting conspiracy thriller, highly recommended to all fans of suspense fiction, secret history, alternate history, and science fiction.
In the 19th century, the British scientist Charles Babbage designed an "analytical engine," a working computer that was never built--or so the world believes. Sarah Beaumont, an ex-reporter and real estate developer, is investigating a Victorian-era Denver property when she finds an ancient analytical engine. Sarah investigates her astonishing discovery and finds herself pursued by a secret society that has used Babbage computers to develop a new science, cliology, which allows its practitioners to predict history--and to control history for its own purposes. And it will stop at nothing to preserve its secret mastery of human destiny.
Michael Flynn is one of best and most interesting of the modern hard-SF writers, combining rigorous extrapolation with skilled prose and strong characterization. In the Country of the Blind is his first novel, but it was somewhat overlooked when it appeared in 1990, perhaps because it debuted as a paperback original. Now Tor has reissued the book in hardcover, the format it deserves. This edition has been slightly revised, and it includes, as an afterword, Flynn's essay "An Introduction to Cliology," which plausibly explains the intriguing science the author has created in this novel.
Readers of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series are probably wondering how Flynn's cliology relates to Asimov's psychohistory. Flynn is clearly aware of Asimov's science of history, but takes cliology far in its own fascinating directions. Foundation fans should check out In the Country of the Blind. --Cynthia Ward
Título: In the Country of the Blind
Editorial: Tor Books
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Tor Books, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP11029954
Descripción Tor Books, 2001. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86006413
Descripción Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312874448I4N00
Descripción Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312874448I4N00
Descripción Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312874448I3N10
Descripción Tor Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2817317234
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FG1S0000ZE
Descripción Estado de conservación: very good. 771 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M00312874448-V
Descripción Tor Books, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0312874448
Descripción Tor Books 2001-08-18, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st. 0312874448 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería POTM-0312874448