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Kainui is an ocean world, one of a pair of double planets circling a pair of binary stars. Linguist Mike Hoani has come there to study the language of the colonists. But the ocean is 1700 miles deep, and there's no solid ground anywhere, so the population is scattered on artificial floating islands. The atmosphere isn't breathable, and lightning, waterspouts, and tsunamis are constant. Mike's research turns into an exotic nautical adventure unlike anything he could have imagined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 20.3mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765310325
  • 9780765310323

About Hal Clement

Hal Clement lives in Milton, Massachusetts.
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"For well over half a century, Hal Clement has been a towering, even decisive figure in our special literature." --"Poul Anderson" "Hal Clement -- who was anointed the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's 1998 Grand Master -- has been writing for the last half century. In that time he has defined the "hard SF" subgenre and established it as his own." --"Analog" "Hal Clement brought a new seriousness to the extrapolative hard-SF. . . story, and [a] vividness of imagination--his sense that the Universe is wonderful. . . . He is a figure of importance to the genre." --"The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction"
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66 ratings
3.42 out of 5 stars
5 12% (8)
4 32% (21)
3 44% (29)
2 11% (7)
1 2% (1)
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