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Title: Against Infinity Title Record # 2465
Author: Gregory Benford
Date: 1983-04-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Jupiter Project
Series Number: 2
Language: English
Synopsis: From the flaps of the Timescape first edition: "...Hundreds of years in the future on Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter, man has once again reached out to gather in new territory, to shape it to his ends, to make a harsh, frozen, inhospitable ball of chemicals his home. And he has encountered something beyond his grasp. It is alien, a lone functioning artifact ceaselessly moving across the land, propelled by powers beyond comprehension, untouched by man and seemingly indifferent to him. The human settlers call it Aleph because it is unknowable, indescribable, unpredictable, dangerous. And, being men, they hunt it. In over a hundred years of trying they have seen it many times, photographed it, measured it, shot at it and no one has ever managed to damage it, slow it down, affect it in any way. But they continue to hunt and try. Manuel Lopez has a rare privilege. As a young boy he actually sees Aleph from up close and is so awed that he doesn't even try shooting it. Guided by Old Matt Bahles, the most experienced (and oldest) man int he settlement, an independent prospector and hunter, Manuel learns the secrets of the Ganymede wilderness that man has barely scratched, sees the genetically engineered creatures that have been placed there as an aid to the long-term project of terraforming and alien environment and takes parts in the activities that control this development. And also, he learns about Aleph, for each trip into the wilderness, for whatever reason, becomes part of the never-ending learning process. that leads back and back again to the one thing that cannot be controlled but that he must hunt with the compulsion that he must breathe, And learn they do. Once, with a servo-powered animal, they mark it and prove to themselves that it can be touched. Later, with another creature part-man, part machine, they actually manage to seize a fragment of its structure for the first time ever. As their tentative understanding of it increases, so does their conviction that its essential mystery is unresolvable but inextricably linked with their future presence on Ganymede."
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Other Titles

Translations Serializations
Year Language Title
1983Translated by Monique Lebailly
French Contre l'infini
1985Translated by Bernd W. Holzrichter
German Wider die Unendlichkeit
1988Translated by Domingo Santos
Spanish Contra el infinito
Year Title
1983 Against Infinity (Part 1 of 2)
1983 Against Infinity (Part 2 of 2)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Amazing Science Fiction, March 1983 1983-03-00 ed. George H. Scithers Dragon Publishing  
$1.50?$: US dollar
164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Against Infinity 1983-04-00 Gregory Benford Timescape Books 0-671-45901-5
$14.95?$: US dollar
215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Howard Koslow Checkmark
Amazing Science Fiction, May 1983 1983-05-00 ed. George H. Scithers Dragon Publishing  
$1.50?$: US dollar
164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Frank Kelly Freas Checkmark
Contre l'infini 1983-05-00 Gregory Benford
Denoël?Denoel
(
Présence du Futur?Presence du Futur
#364)
2-207-30364-0   243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Georges Raimondo  
Against Infinity 1984-03-00 Gregory Benford Pocket Books 0-671-45901-5
$3.50?$: US dollar
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Kevin Eugene Johnson Checkmark
Against Infinity 1984-03-00 Gregory Benford Pocket Books 0-671-45901-5
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Kevin Eugene Johnson Checkmark
Against Infinity 1984-08-00 Gregory Benford New English Library 0-450-05719-4
£1.75?£: UK pound
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Wider die Unendlichkeit 1985-00-00 Gregory Benford Droemer Knaur (Knaur Science Fiction & Fantasy #5798) 3-426-05798-0
DM 8.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
249
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Siudmak Checkmark
Against Infinity 1987-08-00 Gregory Benford New English Library 0-450-05719-4
£1.95?£: UK pound
251
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Chris Moore  
Contra el infinito 1988-12-00 Gregory Benford Destino Ediciones (Cronos Ciencia Ficción #4) 84-233-1677-7   282
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Against Infinity 1991-03-00 Gregory Benford Bantam Spectra 0-553-29005-3
$4.95?$: US dollar
246
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Bob Eggleton Checkmark
Against Infinity 1998-11-00 Gregory Benford Avon Eos 0-380-79058-0
$5.99?$: US dollar
243
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
Against Infinity 2011-09-29 Gregory Benford Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11814-0
£4.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
Against Infinity 2013-10-05 Gregory Benford Lucky Bat Books 978-1-939051-26-4
$14.99?$: US dollar
310
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
Wider die Unendlichkeit 2014-00-00 Gregory Benford Heyne 978-3-641-13626-0
€5.99?€: Euro
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
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