Book Title: Songs of Distant Earth
Author: A. C. Clarke
Format: Paperback | 336 pages
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1991
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Space Odyssey series comes a dazzling adventure of exploration and paradise lost.
Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise--home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth. Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary event slowly taking place between their seas. . . . Then the Magellan arrived in orbit carrying one million refugees from the last, mad days on Earth. And suddenly uncertainty and change had come to the placid paradise that was Thalassa.