Phases of Gravity by Dan Simmons

By Dan Simmons

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1989, and duplicate is first book by means of ereads.com in 1999.
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Richard Braedecker concept his maximum problem used to be jogging at the moon, yet that was once until eventually he meets a mysterious girl who indicates him his prior. subscribe to Braedecker as he involves grips with the son and spouse he misplaced in his ardour for area exploration, his forgotten early life and the loss he skilled throughout the death-flight of the Challenger.

The such a lot tricky exploration of his existence isn't the chilly, rocky cervices of the moon, however the hot inside of his center. superb and fantastically written, Phases of Gravity is a masterpiece that mixes love and loss that transports readers a ways past the confines of house and time.

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Glen Oak appeared as a skirmish line of trees, resolved itself into a huddle of white homes, and widened to fill the windshield. The road curved again past a Sunoco station, past an old brick home, which Baedecker remembered his mother saying had once been a way station on the underground railroad, and past a white sign that read GLEN OAK—POP. 1275—SPEED ELECTRICALLY TIMED. “Nineteen fifty-six,” said Baedecker. “No, 1957. My mother’s funeral. ” “They’re buried out in the Calvary Cemetery,” said Ackroyd as if he were sharing a new fact.

Now the young man looked tired and his breathing was shallow and asthmatic. Their food arrived. ” “Lots of karma,” said Scott. He stared doubtfully at his cup and the two rolls. “You don’t even know who prepared this stuff. Who touched it. ” Baedecker sipped his coffee. ” “Mostly at the ashram or the Master’s farm. During solitude weeks I check into a little Indian hostel a few blocks from here. It has open windows and a string bed, but it’s cheap. ” Baedecker stared. “No? If it’s so cheap, where has all the money gone?

Baedecker sat up, surprised he had spoken aloud. “A phrase a writer— William Gass, I think—used to describe this part of the country. ” Ackroyd shifted uncomfortably. Baedecker realized with a start that he had made the man nervous. Ackroyd had assumed that they were two men, two solid men, and the mention of a writer did not fit. Baedecker smiled as he thought about the seminars the various services had given their test pilots prior to the first NASA interviews for the Mercury program. If you put your hands on your hips, make sure your thumbs are toward the back.

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