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Sprung from a prison in the center of a star, the universe’s last criminal is employed to kill the entire population of a planet—and leave the planet itself intact. It is a crime that will tear apart an interstellar utopia that has existed for centuries. To keep ahead of detection while the crime is prepared, the killer voyages to the worlds where, in exotic and varied landscapes, mankind searches for the excitement of a new experience And all the while, the killer is ...
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[2002] Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's third novel is set in an "exuberant, far future, utopian, hedonistic, galaxy-spanning venue--seems at first an homage to Iain ... M Banks's Culture, both universes being argued in terms of a non-scarcity economics, with nanotechnology-assisted Immortality, though without AIs in this case; but soon darkens into acerbic Satire, as the Fantastic Voyage undertaken by its protagonist (a man once a woman) uncovers a series of viciously irresponsible societies, almost (it seems) justifying his mission, for he has been freed from prison in order to commit planetary genocide."-The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#139992) Read more Show Less

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Moore, Chris 2002 Hardcover First Edition As New in As New jacket Book Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Roberts' ... third novel, preceded by the critically acclaimed Salt and his second novel On. Picaresque adventure, and "a strong novel of ideas emerges, its narrator-and his sponsors-eloquent of enlightening nightmares." Nick Gevers-Locus, October 2002. A criminal, an avatar in this future society which has forgotten about crime, is sprung from a prison at the center of a star and is employed to kill the entire population of a planet and leave the planet intact. His job takes him to many exotic worlds where mankind searches for the excitement of new experiences. Full color wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Chris Moore. Read more Show Less

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London 2002 HC in dust jacket. 1st edition. 1st Printing. Signed by Roberts. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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London, UK 2002 Hard cover First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. 272 p. Gollancz S.F...Audience: General/trade. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an ... authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Sprung from a prison in the center of a star, the universe’s last criminal is employed to kill the entire population of a planet—and leave the planet itself intact. It is a crime that will tear apart an interstellar utopia that has existed for centuries. To keep ahead of detection while the crime is prepared, the killer voyages to the worlds where, in exotic and varied landscapes, mankind searches for the excitement of a new experience And all the while, the killer is re-awaking the instincts required for murder.
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Stone, an SF novel by Adam Roberts, in which the universe's last criminal considers a cross-planet killing spree. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780575070639
  • Publisher: BPR Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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