VOYAGE TO ALPHA CENTAURI by MICHAEL D O`BRIEN

VOYAGE TO ALPHA CENTAURI by MICHAEL D O`BRIEN

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VOYAGE TO ALPHA CENTAURI
A Novel
By Michael D. O`Brien
Hardcover - 587 pp

Set eighty years in the future, this novel by the best-selling author Michael O`Brien is about an expedition sent from the planet Earth to Alpha Centauri, the star closest to our solar system. The Kosmos, a great ship that the central character Neil de Hoyos describes as a "flying city", is immense in size and capable of more than half light-speed. Hoyos is a Nobel Prize winning physicist who has played a major role in designing the ship.

Hoyos has signed on as a passenger because he desires to escape the seemingly benign totalitarian government that controls everything on his home planet. He is a skeptical and quirky misanthropic humanist with old tragedies, loves, and hatreds that are secreted in his memory. The surprises that await him on the voyage-and its destination-will shatter all of his assumptions and point him to a true new horizon.

Science fiction and fantasy literature are genres that have become dominant forces in contemporary worldwide culture. Our fascination with the near-angelic powers of new technology, its benefits and dangers, its potential for obsession and catastrophe, raises vital questions that this work explores about human nature and the cosmos, about man`s image of himself and where he is going-and why he seeks to go there. Add to your cart or wish list above.