Martian Sands [NOOK Book]

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1941: an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbour, a man from the future materialises in President Roosevelt’s office. His offer of military aid may cut the War and its pending atrocities short, and alter the course of the future... The future: welcome to Mars, where the lives of three ordinary people become entwined in one dingy smokesbar the moment an assassin opens fire. The target: the mysterious Bill Glimmung. But is Glimmung even real? The truth might just be found in the remote FDR Mountains, an empty ...
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Martian Sands

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Overview

1941: an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbour, a man from the future materialises in President Roosevelt’s office. His offer of military aid may cut the War and its pending atrocities short, and alter the course of the future... The future: welcome to Mars, where the lives of three ordinary people become entwined in one dingy smokesbar the moment an assassin opens fire. The target: the mysterious Bill Glimmung. But is Glimmung even real? The truth might just be found in the remote FDR Mountains, an empty place, apparently of no significance, but where digital intelligences may be about to bring to fruition a long-held dream of the stars . . . Mixing mystery and science fiction, the Holocaust and the Mars of both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip K. Dick, Martian Sands is a story of both the past and future, of hope, and love, and of finding meaning—no matter where—or when—you are.
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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling author of ZOO CITY - Lauren Beukes
An awesome book, dark, twisty alt-universe terrorist noir.
The Financial Times on OSAMA - James Longrove
Bears comparison with the best of Philip K Dick’s paranoid, alternate-history fantasies. It’s beautifully written and undeniably powerful.
Locus on MARTIAN SANDS - Gary K. Wolfe
He has mastered the idiom of noir with a stone-sharpened voice ... Filled the generosity and enthusiasm of a youthful and profligate imagination ... [offers] sharp insights about identity, history, and the possibility of utopia.
Award-winning novelist and author of THE PRESTIGE - Christopher Priest
The author of Osama is young, ambitious, skilled and original. Osama is an ingenious inversion of modern history: Osama bin Laden is the central character in a string of pulp novels allegedly written by one Mike Longschott. The terrorist crimes exist, in this novel, in a different realm...excellent, evocative and atmospheric.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016737386
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 457,283
  • File size: 947 KB

Meet the Author

Lavie Tidhar grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and has since lived in South Africa, the UK, Vanuatu and Laos. He is currently resident back in London. He won the World Fantasy Award in 2012 for Best Novel, forOsama, and the British Fantasy Award 2012 for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God. He also won the BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction, for his work on the World SF Blog. He has been nominated, variously, for a World Fantasy Award, BSFA Award, a Sidewise Award, Israel’s Geffen Award, the Airship Award, and the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards.
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