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|Description||Compton Crook 35th Award winner and shortlisted candidate for the 2017 Hugo Award Best Novel category, Ada Palmer's political science fiction, Too Like the Lightning, ventures into a human future of extraordinary originalityMycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also kws that the inner lives of humans cant be wished away.The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on techlogically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us rmal gender distinctions are w distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless ecomic and cultural competion is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like rmal life.And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life...Terra Igta1. Too Like the Lightning2. Seven Surrenders3. The Will to Battle|
|Author Biography||Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. Her first nonfiction book, Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, was published in 2014 by Harvard University Press. She is also a composer of folk and Renaissance-tinged a capella vocal music on historical themes, most of which she performs with the group Sassafrass. She writes about history for a popular audience at exurbe.com and about SF and fantasy-related matters at Tor.com. Too Like the Lightning is her debut fiction book.|
|Author(s)||Assistant Professor of History Ada Palmer|
|Date of Publication||24/01/2017|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Subject||Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Series Title||Terra Ignota|
|Series Part/Volume Number||1|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||232109735|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound|
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