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Read online La difesa di Shora.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La difesa di Shora Il mondo di Shora forse l unico nell universo un pianeta interamente ricoperto da un vasto oceano un complesso ecosistema popolato da strane forme di vita dove la migrazione di gigantesche creature marine ne ristabilisce periodicamente l equilibrio Su di esso vive una razza di sole donne le Sharer che si riproducono per partenogenesi un popolo che ha rifiutato la tecnologia ma possiede sofisticate conoscenze in campo biologico ed insuperabile nell arte di plasmare la vita in simbiosi con il fantastico ambiente circostante Millenni di isolamento hanno modellato una cultura complessa e singolare fondata su ideali pacifici e di totale comunione con il mondo naturale Ora incombe per la minaccia della potente confederazione stellare residuo di una grande civilt scomparsa il cui sommo Patriarca vuole stabilire il controllo assoluto di Shora Egli ne ordina l invasione per mezzo delle truppe del vicino pianeta di Valedon scatenando cos una guerra Ma che sviluppi pu avere un conflitto dove uno dei due contendenti non pu n vuole combattere Infatti agli ideali aggressivi e violenti di Valedon il popolo Sharer oppone una strenua resistenza ed una strategia di difesa geniale e sconcertante specchio di una cultura che non esaurisce le sue sorprese uno scontro drammatico dove solo il fragile contatto fra le creature di Shora e un giovane di Valedon pu gettare un ponte tra due mondi radicalmente diversi Il mirabile ritratto di un pianeta di una civilt e di un popolo che emerge nei dettagli pi vividi e toccanti attraverso le vicende dei suoi grandi protagonisti by Joan Slonczewski, Sandro Sandrelli, Gianpaolo Cossato, Paul Lehr

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La difesa di Shora
Title:La difesa di Shora
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Number of Pages:457
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Feminism, Fantasy
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