On

On

by Adam Roberts
     
 

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Tighe lives on the wall. It towers above his village and falls away below it. It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows. Life is hard on the wall, little more than a clinging on for dear life.

And then one day Tighe falls off the wall. And falls, and falls, and falls ...

Lavishly praised everywhere from Asimov's magazine to Interzone, ON

Overview

Tighe lives on the wall. It towers above his village and falls away below it. It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything he knows. Life is hard on the wall, little more than a clinging on for dear life.

And then one day Tighe falls off the wall. And falls, and falls, and falls ...

Lavishly praised everywhere from Asimov's magazine to Interzone, ON is proof positive that Adam Roberts is a new author whose potential for greatness is rapidly being realised.

ON is at once a vertiginous concept novel, a coming of age saga, a picaresque journey across a changed world and an epic adventure in the very best traditions of SF.

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Publishers Weekly
Tighe lives in a hardscrabble village on the side of a great wall that stretches as far up and down as the eye can see -until one day, he falls off (gravity operates parallel to the ground) and down into a world he never could have imagined existed. Adam Roberts's (Salt) On tells the tale of how the young stranger comes to terms with life in a foreign land during wartime, when soldiers, travelers, monsters and oracles engage in bloody battles and the secret of the "worldwall" is waiting to be discovered. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575100350
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
09/09/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
698 KB

Meet the Author

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 19th Century Literature at Royal Holloway, London University and has written a number of critical works on both SF and 19th Century poetry. He is a contributor to the SF ENCYCLOPEDIA.

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