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Fremder By Russell Hoban


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On 4 November 2052 Fremder Gorm is found drifting in space a few megaklicks off Badu, a planet in the Fourth Galaxy. He is the only survivor from "Clever Daughter", a battered old tanker. Why did Fremder survive?
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Fremder by Russell Hoban

On 4 November 2052 Fremder Gorn is found drifting in space a few megaklicks off Badu, a planet in the Fourth Galaxy. He's the only survivor from CLEVER DAUGHTER, a battered old tanker. Why did Fremder survive? It is connected with the fact that he's the son of Helen Gorn, inventor of 'Flicker Drive', a revolutionary mode of transport that disappears people and makes them reappear somewhere else? Helen commited suicide when she was seven months pregnant, but she left him a legacy, an implant in his brain that makes him different to other men and an object of curiosity and concern to all-powerful Corporation. Set in a brilliantly realised dystopian future, FREMDER is an extraordinary work from the imagination of a startlingly original writer - his finest novel since RIDDLEY WALKER.

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About Russell Hoban

Born in 1925 in Pennsylvania, Russell Hoban was an illustrator before becoming a writer, and has written many books for children. His adult novels are The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz, Kleinzeit, Riddley Walker, Pilgermann and The Medusa Frequency, and in 1992 he published The Moment Under the Moment, a collection of stories, a libretto, essays and sketches. In 1994 his opera collaboration with Sir Harrison Birtwhistle, The Second Mrs Kong, won much critical acclaim in its Glyndebourne performance.

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Fremder by Russell Hoban
Russell Hoban
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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