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Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea - Mahendra Singh, Adam Roberts
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea
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Adam Roberts revisits Jules Verne's classic novel in a collaboration with the illustrator behind a recent highly acclaimed edition of The Hunting of the SnarkIt is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the... show more
Adam Roberts revisits Jules Verne's classic novel in a collaboration with the illustrator behind a recent highly acclaimed edition of The Hunting of the SnarkIt is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth guage is useless. They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands, and so it goes on. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere? Contains 33 full page pen and ink illustrations.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780575134423 (0575134429)
ASIN: 575134429
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
2.0 Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea
After reading this book, no-one will be able to deny the fact that's a weird book. It's just so weird. During its first voyage the Plongeur, a French nuclear submarine, something goes horribly wrong. The vessel keeps sinking far past the depths that would normally crush the submarine. Far past the...
Burgoo
Burgoo rated it
A fun but talky postmodern riff on Verne. Recommended.
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 "Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne (aka Adam Roberts...)
2014 is going to be the year to read lots of new authors. Robert Adams was on my TBR pile since I can remember. Now was the time. Finally. Having not read his previous work, I was just plain flabbergasted by this novel’s technical expertise. The brain surely works in mysterious ways. While readi...
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