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In M. John Harrison’s dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a universe of their own creation, a universe where you make up the rules as you go along and break them just as fast, where there’s only one thing more mysterious than darkness.In contemporary London, Michael... show more
In M. John Harrison’s dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a universe of their own creation, a universe where you make up the rules as you go along and break them just as fast, where there’s only one thing more mysterious than darkness.In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn’ t yet exist—a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself. In this future, Seria Mau Genlicher has already sacrificed her body to merge into the systems of her starship, the White Cat. But the “inhuman” K-ship captain has gone rogue, pirating the galaxy while playing cat and mouse with the authorities who made her what she is. In this future, Ed Chianese, a drifter and adventurer, has ridden dynaflow ships, run old alien mazes, surfed stellar envelopes. He “went deep”—and lived to tell about it. Once crazy for life, he’s now just a twink on New Venusport, addicted to the bizarre alternate realities found in the tanks—and in debt to all the wrong people.Haunting them all through this maze of menace and mystery is the shadowy presence of the Shrander—and three enigmatic clues left on the barren surface of an asteroid under an ocean of light known as the Kefahuchi Tract: a deserted spaceship, a pair of bone dice, and a human skeleton.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553382952 (0553382950)
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Kefahuchi Tract (#1)
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Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like
Sam Reviews Whatever He Feels Like rated it
3.0 Doing the Kefahuchi Shuffle
If given the choice between Science fiction and fantasy, 9 times out of 10 I'll go for Fantasy. It's hard to explain why; perhaps it's something to do with the aesthetic, but I suppose that's a discussion for another time. However, sometimes I'll look up from decapitating another loathsome Orc, se...
radosiewka
radosiewka rated it
3.0 Światło
This book was weird. I mean REALLY weird. We have three main characters each in different time and location one isn't even human in our definition - rather a spaceship. Harrison can write very well but why he doesn't explain important definitions about the world and characters at the beginning. Inst...
sfgale
sfgale rated it
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I very much enjoyed this novel. It is undoubtedly one of those novels that screams out to be re-read, which I intend to do at the earliest opportunity. I found it to be complex at times and yet it all comes together quite well at the end. I'm moving straight onto Nova Swing now in the hopes it'll be...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
Now this is one of the weirdest ass books I've read in a long while. This is not a criticism, just an observation. It's really defying me to encapsulate the story and themes in 50 words or less, but I'll try to give it a whirl. Three different plots lines follow three different people in three diffe...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
FAIR WARNING: There are spoilers galore below and for the "faint of heart" I do get a bit more sexually graphic in describing parts of the book than is my wont, so take care if you like to read these things with your kids :-)I liked this book...I think.All right, I won't be so namby-pamby: I liked t...
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