The Crystal Cosmos


Story number #0325 (2004)

  • Translated in French (Le Cosmos de cristal)

Book Description

In an infinity of universes, where everything must happen, there exists one cosmos that is particularly strange. And not only strange but of immeasurable value…When interstellar politics faces a new kind of metaphysics the outcome of the struggle is always in doubt. Beautiful Sappho Ritsos has an immense responsibility on her shoulders, for she has been charged with the task of saving a solar system made of solid diamond from the most seductive and manipulative space pirate in the history of commerce. Peace on two separate Earths is at stake, the economies of nations and the sanity of humanity itself! But how does all this concern a simple goat herd and a man made of bronze?

In praise of Hughes:

Review French Edition

Seule véritable déception en ce qui me concerne : le texte « Le Cosmos de cristal » de Rhys Hugues, qui est le plus long de ce Fiction n°4 et, pour mes goûts, de loin le plus ennuyeux, ce que n’arrange pas une traduction éminemment suspecte (qui, mauvais point, s’ajoute à la traduction foireuse de la nouvelle de Steven Utley). On peut néanmoins supposer que les passionnés d’astronomie et de cosmogonie trouveront de l’intérêt à cet hommage bizarre à Ian Watson (encore !). – Thomas Day

Hardcover Contents:

  • The Orchid Forest: A Metafactual Narrative Introduction to The Crystal Cosmos – essay by Michael Bishop
  • The Crystal Cosmos

eBook Contents:

    1. Final Demand
    2. Life Sentence
    3. On Chromium Pond

The cover Artwork

  • by Tomislav Tikulin

Details Hardcover

  • Hardcover [1]
  • Publisher: PS Publishing; Signed Ed edition (October 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190583456X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905834563

200 Signed by Rhys Hughes and Michael Bishop

Details eBook

Rhys Hughes and The Crystal Cosmos

External links

PS Publishing


[1] Out of Print


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