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The Promise of the Child

The Promise of the Child

‘among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years’ TOR.COM

An extraordinarily inventive and hugely original SF novel that charts a compelling vision of a future and spins an hypnotic narrative around it. A novel that could command the same amount of attention and furore that met the publication of The Quantum Thief. The richness and originality of its vision combined with its playful take on hard science make this a novel with real commercial potential that will be talked about for years and should launch a major career in SF.

In the far future man has spread out into the galaxy. And diversified. Some have evolved physically into strange new forms, some have become immortal. Some hark back to the old ways. We have built a glorious new future. One that stretches from the sleepy Old World, to new terraformed planets and Dyson spheres built around artificial suns. For as long as we can remember (and some have lived 12,000 years) we have delighted in a rich new existence. Yes there have been wars but we are content in our splendour. Art is revered, life is easy, death forgotten for many. But now there are rumours of a bid to oust the Emperor and a worrying story that our history is not as we remember it – not only man left Earth…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 19th November 2015

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781473211384

Reviews

The prose is baroque, the pacing stately
Financial Times
Intense, bold writing; inventive worldbuilding; excellent plotting.
SF Signal
an incredibly impressive debut novel novel, with an engrossing plot and delightful oddness that should satisfy any space opera aficionado
Sci-Fi Now
Marvellous...a space opera of surpassing gracefulness, depth, complexity, and well, all-round weirdness
Locus
I love gobsmacking moments in science fiction, moments that make me sit up with a jolt and see everything around me with fresh and curious eyes. Wonder is vital. There are times whenThe Promise of the Child is truly wondrous. Without doubt, it is innovative, complex, ambitious and original
For Winter's Nights
a beautifully crafted read that's evocative and hugely inventive
SFX
to call The Promise of the Child one of the most accomplished debuts of 2015 so far is to understate its weight-instead, let me moot that is among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years.
Tor.com
it;'s rare to come across something as original as this debut novel, set 12,000 years from now
Stuff Magazine