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Head of Zeus
Bear Head
07 Jan 2021 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781800241541

In a sequel to Dogs of War, Honey the genetically engineered bear takes a ride in Jimmy the Martian's head and starts a revolution on the Red Planet.

Fiction / FL (Science Fiction)
Extent: 400 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Also by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Bear HeadAdrian Tchaikovsky

WELCOME TO HELL CITY, MARS

Jimmy Martin has a sore head.

He's used to smuggling illegal data in his headspace. But this is the first time it has started talking to him.

The data claims to be a distinguished academic, author and civil rights activist.

It also claims to be a bear.

A bear named Honey.

Jimmy has nothing against bioforms – he's one himself, albeit one engineered out of human stock – and works with them everyday in Hell City, building the future, staking mankind's claim to a new world: Mars.

The problem is that humanity isn't the only entity with designs on the Red Planet. Out in the airless desert there is another presence. A novel intelligence, elusive, unknowable and potentially lethal.

And Honey is here to make contact with it, whether Jimmy likes it or not.

Adrian Tchaikovsky is a keen live role-player and occasional actor, fantasy author and winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

New Science Fiction novel from the winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Dogs of War was critically acclaimed and well loved by booksellers.

MARKET: Charles Stross; David Brin; Peter F. Hamilton; Michael Crichton.


PRAISE FOR ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY:
'REX, a 2-metre-tall bioengineered dog, is one of the most achingly human characters I have ever encountered in an SF novel. A gripping dive into bioethics and artificial intelligence' New Scientist.
'This is superior stuff, tackling big themes – gods, messiahs, artificial intelligence, alienness – with brio' Financial Times.
'A joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human' Patrick Ness.
'The novel [is] thoughtful and emotionally affecting, yet also exciting and unpredictable. Good dog!' SFX, 5*.
'A timely warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence and super weapons in the hands of unscrupulous powers' Guardian.,

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