By Light Alone

by Adam Roberts

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By Light Alone Synopsis

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?

By Light Alone Press Reviews

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


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ISBN: 9780575083660
Publication date: 14/06/2012
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780575083660
Publication date: 14th June 2012
Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
Categories: Science fiction,

About 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 19thCentury Literature at Royal Holloway, London University and has written a number ofcritical works on both SF and 19th Century poetry. He is a contributor to the SFENCYCLOPEDIA.

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