FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback

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[PDF] ✎ Celestial Matters Author Richard Garfinkle – Srl-ltd.co.uk In the world of Celestial Matters Ptolemaic astronomy and Aristotelian physics are valid scientific models of the surrounding world and cosmos The Earth lies at the center of the universe surrounded bPDF Celestial Matters Author Richard Garfinkle Srl ltdcouk In the world of Celestial Matters Ptolemaic astronomy and Aristotelian physics are valid scientific models of the surrounding world and cosmos The Earth lies at the center of the universe surrounded b In the world of Celestial Matters Ptolemaic astronomy and Aristotelian physics are valid scientific models of the surrounding world and cosmos The Earth lies at the center of the universe surrounded by crystal spheres which hold each of the planets the sun and the moon all enclosed in the sphere of the fixed stars Earthly matter composed of the classical four elements of earth air fire and water naturally moves in straight lin

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Es Heavenly matter naturally rises and moves in circles This is the universe as understood by the ancient GreeksThe science of the ancient Chinese also applies but as the novel is told from the perspective of the Greeks it is less well understood Xi the Chinese notion of spirit and flow can be manipulated to move objects and energy The Chinese five elements of earth metal water wood and fire are transmuted one into the other Part of the central theme of the book is the two system's mutual misunderstanding and bafflement of each otherIn this world the Delian League Greeks and Middle Kingdom Chinese have been fighting a war for nearly a thousand years ever since the time of Alexander the Great when the

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Celestial MattersWarrior culture of Sparta and the Athenian Akademe were fused into a half world conuering force Their technologies are locked together however and neither empire can gain the upper hand Each side secretly despairs of its chances and has come to consider desperate measuresThe story is narrated by Aias of Tyre a scientist of the Delian League who is preparing to embark on Project Sunthief as scientific commander This project is an audacious and desperate mission to sail a spaceship carved out of a piece of the moon herself out through the spheres to catch a piece of the sun and bring it back to earth to annihilate the Middler capital city This the league hopes will finally end the war and give it victory

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  • Dan Schwent

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersCommander Aias of the Celestial Ship Chandra's Tear is charged with heading up operation Sunthief using a ship to steal a piece of the sun and drop it on the capital city of the Middle Kingdom the enemy of the Delian LeagueThis is one of those books that's hard to classify Can something be classified as hard sf if the science in uestion is that of the ancient Greeks and eually ancient Chinese? That's right Celestial matters is part hard sf part alternate history The Delia League is a Greek Empire founded on the spurious science of the ancient Greeks which


  • Alessandra

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersI can't review this objectively because my husband wrote it I think it's brilliant naturally but better check some other people's reviews


  • Myaru

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersThis was definitely worth reading both for the steampunk and silkpunk content and as a speculation on ancient Greek science which we of course ignore now that we have real scientific evidence of how the universe works I have to disclose that I know very little about Greek celestial theory and so much of the science was opaue to me but that didn't make the book less enjoyable or less inspiringIn a nutshell the book is about a scientist named Aias commander of a celestial ship in the service of the Delian League the Grecian ruled West whose goal at the beginning of the


  • Marco

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersAs every great best science fiction book Celestial Matters is not just science fiction for the sake of itself Scientific fiction or uite literally in this case fictional science is a means to point out some otherwise poorly considered themes of our ordinary world a strategy to devise mental experiments which thanks to their anomalous appearence draw the readers' attention on specific topicsThe main focus of Celestial Matters thus is not What if Aristotelian Physics was true? which is of course uite an amazing starting


  • David Montgomery

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersA fascinating and very well executed novel of alternate science It's set in a world in which what Aristotle posited about the nature of the world — four elements rotating geocentric celestial spheres four humour based medicine etc — are actually true Mostly More on this Further it's a novel of alternate history for which the point of divergence appears to be that the Peloponnesian War never occurred Rather Athens and Sparta united in the Delian League and eclipsed Macedonia culturally and


  • Cate

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersDescribes a world in which Aristotelian Physics are real the Delian League of Alexander the Great never collapsed and they now do battle against the Middle Kingdom China by attempting to steal a piece of the sun


  • David Pappas

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersGive the author a marginal amount of credit for attempting to be creative That one positive said all else is bad about this book I presume the author must have believed his audience would have zero familiarity with ancient Greece and zero knowledge of logic as it pertains to science Early on at that point where the author ascribes modern American weights and measures to the Greek empire dependent on ancient beliefs it was a matter of attempting to reign in the gag reflex rather than trying to fathom any pleasure from this horrible tome Probably skipped about 100 pages in total and without ever reading the ending I really don't feel like I missed anything The juvenile writing style was a major detraction along with the thorough inanity of the story line itself A simplistic writing style poorly suited to obtuse content For example in describing the no longer operational guns of the ship they jutted defiantly upward what kind of phrasing is that? Gag When naming the heroes of Greece w


  • Amelia

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersThis is a book I always wanted to exist without realizing it I am so glad someone wrote it in real life


  • William Golson

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersI loved the way the author took early ideas on science and physics and created working technology around them


  • Travis

    FREE EBOOK ☆ EPUB Celestial Matters ã Paperback Celestial MattersA really excellent book which I heard of randomly through a gaming blog recently I'm a bit sad that I'd never heard of this book before though I wonder if I would have appreciated it as much if I'd read it early; though perhaps of the issue is that it demonstrates how much stuff is out there that I would probably really like but which I won't hear of I really like the basic premise of this story and I feel like the author does a good job of conveying the fact that the world operates according to very distinct laws of physics from our world An interesting point from this is I realized that although the Greeks are often credited with developing the beginning of science and rational inuiry