An edition of King David's spaceship (1980)

King David's spaceship

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An edition of King David's spaceship (1980)

King David's spaceship

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Four levels of technology collide in this fascinating sci-fi thriller about a Renaissance general racing to extract the secrets of space flight from a forgotten library guarded by barbarians on horseback before the bureaucrats of a re-ascendant galactic empire can finish classifying the Renaissance general's world as a flightless backwater planet fit only for subjugation and exploitation. As is often the case in hard sci-fi, the characters' personalities are neglected in favor of in-depth discussion of military tactics, historical speculation, and political economy, but the writing is tight, thoughtful, and fun, so it's not too hard to suspend your disbelief.

This book is a sort of sequel to the much more famous The Mote in God's Eye, but the events are largely independent.

Publish Date
Publisher
Pocket Books
Language
English
Pages
260

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Edition Availability
Cover of: King David's spaceship.
King David's spaceship.
1994, Baen Books
in English
Cover of: King David's Spaceship
King David's Spaceship
June 1, 1991, Baen
Paperback in English
Cover of: King David's Spaceship
King David's Spaceship
February 1, 1987, Baen
Paperback in English
Cover of: König Davids Raumschiff
König Davids Raumschiff
Aug 22, 1983, Bastei Lübbe Verlag
paperback
Cover of: King David's spaceship.
King David's spaceship.
1982, Macdonald & Co.
in English
Cover of: King David's spaceship
King David's spaceship
1981, Pocket Books
in English
Cover of: King David's spaceship
King David's spaceship
1981, Futura
in English
Cover of: King David's spaceship
King David's spaceship
1980, Simon and Schuster
in English
Cover of: King Davids Space Ship
King Davids Space Ship
Publish date unknown, Simon Schuster
Hardcover
Cover of: King Davids Spaceship Uk
King Davids Spaceship Uk
Publish date unknown, Macdonald Co(publ)ltd(englan
Hardcover

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Edition Notes

"A Timescape book."

"A substantially different version of a portion of this work appeared in Analog science fiction under the title: A spaceship for the King."

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New York

The Physical Object

Pagination
260 p. :
Number of pages
260

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20508614M
Internet Archive
kingdavidsspaces0000pour
ISBN 10
0671431056
LCCN
80021909
OCLC/WorldCat
12330047
Library Thing
18786
Goodreads
1329611

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