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THE PLAGUE UPON US
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Mission Of Gravity
Hal Clement

Classification : Sff (science Fiction & Fantasy)
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Gollancz
Page Extent : 208
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780575077089
Price : 450

About the book
Mesklin is a vast, inhospitable, disc-shaped planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world spinning dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing 700 times greater than Earth's, a world too hostile for human explorers. But the planet holds secrets of inestimable value, and an unmanned probe that has crashed close to one of its poles must be recovered. Only the Mesklinites, the small creatures so bizarrely adapted to their harsh environment can help. And so Barlennan, the resourceful and courageous captain of the Mesklinite ship Bree, sets out on an heroic and appalling journey into the terrible unknown . . .

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Hal Clement was born in 1922, graduated from Harvard and holds degrees in astronomy, chemistry and education. A former B-24 pilot, he has worked for most of his life as a high-school science teacher....(+)