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Mothership by John Brosnan
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Shrewd, devious, cunning and a born liar - but as a Court Jester, Jad's a disaster. So when he's sent off with the warlord's son, Prince Kender, on a spying mission, he's hoping that his less desirable traits will actually save his life. Since the Day of Wonder, when all the electric lights stopped working, there have been rumours of unrest in the neighbouring domains . . . and no one has seen hide nor hair of any of the Elite, the ruthless technocrat class that have ruled Urba for centuries. What most of the inhabitants don't realise is that their world of Urba is actually a giant spacecraft, an ark built more than a thousand years ago to save as much of the Earth's population as possible before the sun went nova. The Elite were originally the ship's crew, and as a social experiment, the ship's population were forced to live a pseudo-medieval life . . . and as the centuries passed, the Elite became decadent, corrupt and cruel and the truth about Urba became hidden. And now Jad and his courageous - if thick - Prince are about to find out what happened to the Elite - and what's happening to the people of Urba . . .

Author Biography

John Brosnan was born in Australia, but has lived in London for many years. A journalist, film critic and novelist, his work has appeared in many national newspapers and genre magazines. The author of a number of critically acclaimed film books, including the Movie Magic, Future Tense and The Horror People, he has written a number of sf novels.
Release date NZ
February 10th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Gollancz
Pages
320
Dimensions
112x179x22
ISBN-13
9780575076273
Product ID
1674200

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