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Too Like the Lightning

Author: Palmer, Ada
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
ISBN: 9781786699480
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Quick overview The year is 2454: Earth's hard-won utopian society is threatened by a young boy with apparently god-like powers.
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Shortlisted for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best SF Novel. The year is 2454.
Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or 'hives' co-govern the world, their rule fuelled by benign censorship, oracular statistical analytics and technological abundance. But this is a fragile Utopia - and someone is intent on pushing it to breaking point. Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument - and confidant - of some of the world's most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order the Hives have maintained for three centuries. But Mycroft has his own secrets. He is concealing a much greater threat to the seven Hives, a wild card no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesised. This threat takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old called Bridger. For how will a world that has banished God deal with a child who can perform miracles?

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