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By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

In the identify tale of this assortment, Earth has entered its ultimate ice age—precipitated via the cooling of the sunlight. during this forbidding weather, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels towards the equator prior to glaciers relocating down from the North Pole, sporting with them a handful of relics from the twenty first century—and racing opposed to the ice to maintain them from annihilation.

This assortment is a show off of groundbreaking tales that strive against with the ethical, mental, and moral implications of clinical advancement—written via one of many superior technology fiction authors of our time.

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