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House of Suns By Alastair Reynolds

House of Suns
by Alastair Reynolds

A spectacular, large-scale space opera - the ultimate galaxy-spanning adventure.
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House of Suns Summary


House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

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.

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House of Suns Reviews


aEntertaininga]This is warm hearted science fiction with big ideas.a
a"Interzone"
aA thrilling, mind- boggling adventure.a
a"The Times" (UK)
aReynoldsas approach seems new, exciting, vibrant.a
a"SFX"
aA sweeping, audacious slice of galactic-scale intrigue and subterfuge.a
a"Andromeda Spaceways"
aReynolds has once again created a galaxy-spanning, mind-boggling stage on which to set a gripping, thoughtful, intelligent drama.a
a"Concatenation"

About Alastair Reynolds


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.

Additional information

GOR001226561
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2009-03-12
512
0575082372
9780575082373
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2009 (UK)
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.