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Gradisil by Adam Roberts
  

Gradisil

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From the author of Salt, one of the most significant of the new SF writers. He's definitely something different.

If you like Adam Roberts you might also like to read books by Christopher Priest, Nick Sagan and Justin Cronin.

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Gradisil by Adam Roberts

Gradisil is a multi-generational story of murder, betrayal and revenge. It is told through the eyes of three characters and against a background where mankinds rush into space has faded away leaving individual pioneers to force their way independently into space after the collapse of the big government space agencies.

They ride up into space on the lines of electromagnetic force that flower into space from earth like the mighty Yggradisil - the earth tree of Norse myth. Leaving their weight behind they still carry a cargo of enmities and hatreds.

Roberts has a unique approach to SF and is one of the genre's premier stylists. This is one of his most original novels yet.

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'The new novel from 'the king of high concept SF' - The Guardian

About the Author

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts is commonly described as one of the UK's most important writers of SF. He is the author of numerous novels and literary parodies. He is Professor of 19th
Century Literature at Royal Holloway, London University and has written a number of
critical works on both SF and 19th Century poetry. He is a contributor to the SF
ENCYCLOPEDIA.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th November 2006

Author

Adam Roberts

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Author's Website

www.adamroberts.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780575078178

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