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Celestial matters

Richard Garfinkle

Celestial matters

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Published by Tor in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cosmology -- Fiction,
  • Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction,
  • Alternative histories -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Garfinkle.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination348 p. ;
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22981766M
    ISBN 100312863489
    OCLC/WorldCa38329886


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