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By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
  

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One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

Adam Roberts' new novel is yet another amazing melding of startling ideas and beautiful prose. Set in a New York of the future it nevertheless has echoes of a Fitzgeraldesque affluence and art-deco style. It charts his further progress as one of the most important writers of his generation.

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Synopsis

By Light Alone by Adam Roberts

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair hunger is a thing of the past, food an indulgence. The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating. But other hungers remain ...The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped. The ransom demands are refused. A year later a young women arrives at the family home claiming to be their long lost daughter. She has changed so much, she has lived on light, can anyone be sure that she has come home?

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'A brilliant burlesque conceit, and Roberts exploits it in bravura fashion.' -- Locus Magazine on Swiftly


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

14th June 2012

Author

Adam Roberts

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Author's Website

www.adamroberts.com/

Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780575083660

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