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Head of Zeus
Seven Surrenders
30 Nov 2017 * HARDBACK * £20 * 9781786699527

In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision, a future in which no one living can recall an actual war... a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Seven SurrendersTerra Ignota, 2by Ada Palmer

The year is 2454.

The sun is setting on a hard-won golden age. For three centuries, humanity has enjoyed peace and prosperity fuelled by technological abundance, oracular data analytics, careful censorship... and just a little blood.

In a world dominated by seven factions, or 'Hives', the price of peace has been a few secret murders, mathematically planned to ensure political and economic balance. But now the secret is out, the balance is slipping and war beckons.

Convict Mycroft Canner knew this war was coming – he committed his terrible crimes to forestall it. Now, he has just one card left, a wild card no degree of statistical genius could have predicted: a thirteen-year-old child with the power to work miracles. Turning thought into matter, matter in life, this child has the power to save the world, or to doom it.

Ada Palmer is an author, historian and composer. She did her PhD at Harvard, teaches History at the University of Chicago, blogs at, composes close harmony folk music and performs with the a capella group Sassafrass.

Book 1 on the Hugo shortlist for Best SF novel and 2016 Guardian Book of the Year.

John W. Campbell Award Winner for Best New Writer.

Furiously creative debut series from a new SF talent.

MARKET: Ann Leckie; Jo Walton.

'Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent' Ken Liu

'The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what science fiction can do' Jo Walton

Bold, furiously inventive, and mesmerizing... The best science fiction I've read in a long while' Robert Charles Wilson

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