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Publisher Description

An epic masterwork of science fiction, Neverness is a stand-alone novel from one of the most important talents in the genre.

The universe of Neverness is intriguingly complex and filled with extraordinary beings. There are the Alaloi, whose genes have ‘backmutated’ so that they look like Neanderthals… the Order of Pilots, which reworks the laws of time and physics to slingshot its members through dense regions of ‘thickspace’… the Solid State Entity, a nebula-sized brain made up of moon-sized biocomputers…

Against this backdrop stands Mallory Ringer, the headstrong novitiate of the Order of Pilots, who, against all odds, navigates a maze of interspatial passageways to penetrate the Solid State Entity. There he makes a stunning discovery. A discovery that could unlock the secret of immortality hidden among the Alaloi.

Reviews

‘Zindell makes you think’
New Scientist

‘Philip K. Dick would have been proud to conjure up such philiosophies’
Manchester Evening News

‘A thick, lush, vivid, panoramic view of evolved humans in an evolving universe far in the future’
Twilight Zone

‘Excellent hard science fiction… a brilliant novel’
Orson Scott Card, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

About the author

David Zindell’s short story Shanidar was a prize-winning entry in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. He was nominated for the ‘best new writer’ Hugo Award in 1986. Gene Wolfe declared Zindell as ‘one of the finest talents to appear since Kim Stanley Robinson and William Gibson – perhaps the finest.’ His first novel, Neverness, was published to great acclaim.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2017
23 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
688
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperVoyager
SELLER
HarperCollins Publisher Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
2
MB

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