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Between the Strokes of Night by Charles Sheffield INTRODUCTION Science fiction has a hundred definitions. You pick the one that you’re comfortable with, and go with i. y own definition is pretty unforgiving.

Between the Strokes of Night by Charles Sheffield INTRODUCTION Science fiction has a hundred definitions. If you can take the science out of the story, and still have a story left, it’s not science fiction. More than that, if the science in the story is wrong or ridiculous, again it’s n.

by Charles Sheffield. Science fiction has a hundred definitions. Can we have a book with interstellar travel and world-to- world contact, but not allow anything to travel faster than light, or employ one of the usual magic wands like wormholes, ansibles, space tunnels, or interstellar jump points? It sounded impossible, but there was the challenge. I wanted to write such a book. Hard science fiction ought to be hard not because it’s hard to read, but because it’s hard to write. I also wanted to impose another requirement.

Between the Strokes of Night (1985) is a science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield. It first appeared in the March to June 1985 issues of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact before being published by Baen Books in July 1985

Between the Strokes of Night (1985) is a science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield. It first appeared in the March to June 1985 issues of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact before being published by Baen Books in July 1985. The story is divided in two vastly separated time periods: the near future of 2010, and the far future of 29,000 AD. Due to the unique technological mechanisms of the novel, the same cast of characters appears in both parts, though it is not a time travel story.

Charles Sheffield (1935 - 2002) Charles Sheffield, born in the UK in 1935, graduated from St John's College Cambridge . He also served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America between 1984 and 1986

Charles Sheffield (1935 - 2002) Charles Sheffield, born in the UK in 1935, graduated from St John's College Cambridge with a Double First in Mathematics and Physics. Moving to the USA in the mid 1960's, he began working in the field of particle physics which lead to a consultancy with NASA and landed him the position of chief scientist at the Earth Satellite Corporation. He also served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America between 1984 and 1986. For more information see ww. f-encyclopedia. com/entry/sheffield charles.

Between the Strokes of Night. Author: Charles Sheffield. Publisher: Baen, 2004. At first Solar Humanity had only one goal: survival. But when the battle for existence was won, humankind began moving outward in slow, multi-generation space ships, and as then millennia passed, planet-based civilizations emerged in many star systems.

Between the Strokes of N. .has been added to your Cart. Charles Sheffield (1935-2002) was a mathematician and theoretical physicist by training. His doctoral work was on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Dr. Sheffield worked as chief scientist for the Earth Satellite Corporation, a Washington, . based firm that specializes in the analysis of data gathered from space. The author of many science fiction novels, including "Cold as Ice" and "The Ganymede Club" from Tor, Sheffield lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, author Nancy Kress.

Charles Sheffield is a new writer to me, in terms of novels. Judging by his award nominations, I think he is known primarily for hard sf short stories and science articles in Analog and similar publications. As originally published in 1987, the ending of the book was consistent with the big bang-big crunch model of the universe. After this was shown to be incorrect in the 1990s, Sheffield revised the novel, completely replacing the ending, and Charles Sheffield is a new writer to me, in terms of novels.

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By leaving their home planet after the final nuclear war, a group of young people live to see the spectacular series of scientific advances and human tribulations of the near and far future
LadyShlak
This book has good science to it and has all the elements scifi readers will want. I would recommend it
Felhalar
If you are looking for a galactic soap opera action adventure like some Star Wars kind of genre then don't buy this book. If you are an old school hard science fiction lover who enjoys the implementation of actual facts then you are on the right track. The story is engrossing and when you are finished your only sorrow will be that it is so hard to find anything comparable.I love Clarke and some of the other masters. This fits right in. Stupid looking cover makes it seem like some comic book. Its not. Very cool.This book is often rated as a top 10 amongst must read Hard Science Fiction lovers. That's how I found it. On Wiki.
Rivik
I dont why i've always thougt that BTSON is writen in the same style of Larry niven. Exellent science, cool charecters ( the kind that can take care of themselves in any situation ), and really amzing ideas about big things like immortality, and about small things like the fact that in s-state everything looks a bit different because of pseudo-red shift. Anyway, allthough im a big Niven fan, this time Sheffield took Niven in his own style. get this book. Its really a masterpiece. Its a shame that sheffield is not acknowledged as the giant he is.
Rigiot
I've always heard good things about Sheffield's hard-science novels, and I've tried several of them, . . . but, somehow, I just can't get interested in them. The author's style simply leaves me cold. This one appears to be about finding a way to expand into the far corners of our galaxy without violating the limitation imposed by the speed of light. But I'm not sure about that, really, because I only got about 40% of the way in and then gave up because so little was happening. I was also put off by the author's apparent belief that nearly 30,000 years in the future, so little will have changed where people are concerned, both socially and culturally. Even given names are pretty much what you would find in a present-day phone book. Sheffield's science may be reliable but his imagination leaves a good deal to be desired.
Skrimpak
It's not often that a book can start here and now and finish at the end of the universe, and keep the same characters.
If you want to know how to travel faster than light (and forget all that Star Trek warping nonsense) this is the book. The way to the stars is really shown, this really could happen. Charles Sheffield demonstrates the only way the human race could ever venture beyond the solar system, and with a wealth of belivable and sympathetic characters and plot. For and sci-fi fan this is an absolute must read.
Gianni_Giant
Despite its lack of a quick narrative rythm (as other books from the same author), it's full of fresh ideas, with ramifications in subjects as time perception use and religion.
Uleran
One of my favorite science fiction books, the sort of book I think back on every once and a while that has stuck with me (I read it around 10 years ago).
Really a fantastic set of ideas!
Sheffield's writing style and use of current scientific facts to create a plausible future is present in all his science fiction books. BTSON is a fresh take on immortality, like his similar book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow. If you are interested in neurology, sociology, or just science fiction, this is a great book.
Between the Strokes of Night ebook
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