House of Suns - Alastair Reynolds (Paperback)

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Description

A spectacular, large-scale space opera - the ultimate galaxy-spanning adventure.

Product Details

Barcode
9780575082373
Department
Books
Released
12 Mar 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Alastair Reynolds
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Series
Gollancz S.F.
Language
English
Number of Pages
512
Dimensions
197 x 130 x 34mm (352g)

Summary

A spectacular, large-scale space opera - the ultimate galaxy-spanning adventure

Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every two hundred thousand years, to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

Campion and Purslane are not only late for their thirty-second reunion, but they have brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their midst. The surviving shatterlings have to dodge exotic weapons while they regroup to try to solve the mystery of who is persecuting them, and why - before their ancient line is wiped out of existence, forever.

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Science fiction
Library Subject 1
Science fiction
Library Subject 2
Life on other planets
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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 stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. REVELATION SPACE and PUSHING ICE were shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD; REVELATION SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD.

You can learn more by visiting www.alastairreynolds.com, or by following @AquilaRift on twitter.