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Terminal World Alastair Reynolds

Terminal World By Alastair Reynolds

Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds


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Summary

TERMINAL WORLD is a snarling, drooling, crazy-eyed mongrel of a book: equal parts steampunk, western, planetary romance and far-future SF.

Terminal World Summary

Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds

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 ...

Terminal World Reviews

[A] wildly imaginative genre stretcher. {Reynolds] tells his tale with such verve that you just keep turning the pages. -- Nevill Hawcock FINANCIAL TIMES A rousing adventure in a widly original setting. -- Eric Brown THE GUARDIAN This is sci-fi as an intellectual balancing act. We're offered airborne battles and plenty of action too. It's almost the most convincing steampunk novel you'll ever read. -- Jonathan Wright SFX There are flashes of the energy that drives the big sequences in the Revelation Space trilogy. -- Maureen Kincaid Speller INTERZONE

About Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a PhD 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 Wales.

Additional information

GOR001709227
9780575077188
0575077182
Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
20100315
496
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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