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The Algebraist

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Publish Date
Publisher
Orbit
Language
English
Pages
544

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It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars.

Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of, Fassin Taak must travel amongst the Dwellers of the gas giant Nasqueron, in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. Any help they offer will be on their own terms and in their own time.

But time is one thing Fassin Taak doesn't have, with each passing day bringing the system closer to war—a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known.

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Cover of: The Algebraist
The Algebraist
June 15, 2006, Night Shade Books
Paperback in English
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The Algebraist
July 4, 2005, Orbit
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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The Algebraist
2005, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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The Algebraist
September 21, 2005, Night Shade Books
Hardcover in English
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The Algebraist
December 2005, Clipper Audio
Audio CD in English
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The Algebraist
September 28, 2004, Orbit
Hardcover
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The Algebraist
2004, Orbit
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The Algebraist
November 4, 2004, Time Warner AudioBooks
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UK

First Sentence

"I have a story to tell you."

Table of Contents

Prologue ix
One The Autumn House 5
Two Destructive Recall 75
Three Nowhere Left to Fall 143
Four Events During Wartime 237
Five Conditions of Passage 347
Six The Last Transform 421
Epilogue 529

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2004

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6052.A485

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
534p
Number of pages
544
Dimensions
7.6 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches
Weight
14.1 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8920058M
Internet Archive
algebraist00iain_0
ISBN 10
1841492299
ISBN 13
9781841492292
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1841492299
Library Thing
12930
Goodreads
567798

Work Description

It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year.

The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars.

Seconded to a military-religious order he’s barely heard of — part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony — Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer — a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Read more

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