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Terminal World

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Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
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Once again another brillant concept from the amazing Alastair Reynolds.

Without giving anything away is like Mad Max meets The Time Machine, with just a dash of the mystical. The story follows Quillion, a pathologist from the Neon Heights level of the last human city on earth called Spearpoint. Spearpoint and the rest of the world has been rendered into “zones” of technological/e­volutionary . . . epochs. The story captures you right from the start and keeps you guessing about why the world is the way it is. A must read for all sci-fi fans

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Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different – and rigidly enforced – level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains …Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Ce­lestial Levels – and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality – and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability …

Author Biography

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He lived in the Netherlands whilst working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, but is now a full-time writer living in South Wales.

Release date NZ
February 7th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Gollancz
Pages
496
Dimensions
131x195x33
ISBN-13
9780575088504
Product ID
10088100

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