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Robert A. Metzger

Autor(a) de Picoverse

11+ Works 501 Membros 11 Críticas

About the Author

Robert A. Metzger has held distinguished teaching and consulting positions with Hughes Research Laboratories and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Obras por Robert A. Metzger

Picoverse (2002) 241 exemplares, 2 críticas
Cusp (2005) 220 exemplares, 8 críticas
Quad World (1993) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Polyhedrons 2 exemplares
Slip 1 exemplar
An Unfiltered Man 1 exemplar
Perchance To Dream 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares, 5 críticas
Futureshocks (2006) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares, 2 críticas
Totally Charmed: Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of Three (2005) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Millennium 3001 (2006) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Aboriginal Science Fiction No. 59 & 60 Winter 1998 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



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MikeShepherd | 7 outras críticas | Jul 9, 2018 |
I started to read but did not like it so I cut my losses.
jeffe.legge | 7 outras críticas | Sep 10, 2016 |
This was an interesting and challenging book to read. I liked the way the characters entered various alternate picoverses, sometimes for seconds at a time.
krin5292 | 1 outra crítica | Aug 22, 2009 |
Set in the near future, one day, the Sun throws off a solar flare of record-setting proportions. The Sun actually moves a million kilometers farther away from the Earth, because the solar flare is really a giant jet engine.

Meantime, on Earth, two planet-spanning rings come out of the ground. Many kilometers high and wide, one ring circles the Earth at the Equator, while the North-South ring cuts through eastern North America. Earth's climate is drastically altered, governments fall and millions die. The rings spout huge jet engines, which occasionally test fire. Who could be behind this, and where are the Sun and Earth going?

The destination might be the Sun's nearest neighbor, Alpha Centauri. The first unmanned probe to the system shows an amazing sight: over 200 planets orbiting the star, all at approximately the same distance from the star. Is it possible for the Sun to protect the Earth from space junk during the journey? The answer might have something to do with who is living in an artificial habitat inside the Martian moon, Phobos, which returns to Earth and lands in Alabama. Perhaps the asteroid that hit Earth 65 million years ago, and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, was not exactly a random cosmic event. Also, CUSP is the newest thing in supercomputers, which gets a chance to interface with the ultimate supercomputer - the human mind.

I hated to reach the end of this book. It has a really interesting story, and enough mind-blowing ideas for half a dozen novels. This is what great science fiction is all about.
… (mais)
plappen | 7 outras críticas | Mar 21, 2009 |


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