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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (908 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kim Stanley Robinson's illustrious SF career has earned him every major award in the business - including the Nebula and Hugo Awards.

With Galileo's Dream, Robinson crafts an instant masterpiece that blends epic adventure and thoughtful alternate history. Ganymede, a rebellious Jovian, attempts to bring famed scientific mind Galileo forward in time to alter the course of history with astonishing results.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alan | 2/10/2014

    " A lot of good history of Galileo, with some time and space travel to the Galilean moons. Good discussion of the risks that he ran with the inquisition about his views about the Copernican system. It was hard for me to get into the rhythm of the book and it took me a while to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patty Jansen | 2/7/2014

    " I just love everything KSR writes. His work oozes authority and well-done research. In addition to that, this book, perhaps in contrast to his Mars books, follows a single character, and as result contains more depth in characterisation. The Galileo KSR pictures in this book is a real man, not a saint. A pretty grumpy old man, too, but I feel I know him as if he's a cantakarous uncle. I loved the far-future sections. I've seen some reviewers say that they're not necessary, but I think they bring out the essence of the human condition, that is: deep philosophical conflicts and humanity go hand in hand no matter the level of development and sophistication. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James | 1/31/2014

    " Not my favorite KSR, and I'm kinda mad at it because it did that thing that alternate histories do where you get confused over what really happened a little. Still, a lot of fun philosophical ramblings around how science progresses, a nice match to What Technology Wants (these techno-Utopian Californians!). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Avani | 1/26/2014

    " As someone who has never been able to really appreciate KSR, I was surprised by how much I liked this book. He did a spectacular job of interplaying fiction and reality. I suspect part of the appeal was that I didn't know exactly how it was supposed to end when I started reading, so I particularly enjoyed the divergences of the story. I also felt like I'd learned a bit after reading this, which is always a bonus. "

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