Adam Roberts' new novel is a terrifying vision of a near future war - a civil war that tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the world's first truly democratic army to take on the British army and wrest control from the powers that be.
Taking advances in modern communication and the new eagerness for power from the bottom upwards, Adam Roberts has produced a novel that is at once an exciting war novel and a philosophical examination of war and democracy.
It shows one of the UK's most exciting and innovative literary voices working at the height of his powers and investing SF with literary significance that is its due.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Adam Roberts is Professor of 19th Century Literature at London University. His first novel, SALT, was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, as were his novels GRADISIL and YELLOW BLUE TIBIA. His novel SWIFTLY was shortlisted for a Sidewise Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th Century poetry and SF, and is a regular contributer on SF for the BBC and various online venues.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Starts very well, imaging how an internet enabled militia might take on a conventional army. A good mix of science fiction, anarchist theory and adventure. Goes off the boil a liitle bit, the end isn't quite as good as the start, but it's still a good book, just not a great one. Particulary recommended if you've ever fancied overthrowing a government.