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Head of Zeus
Bear Head
Bear Head Adrian 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.

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Science Fiction
07 Jan 2021 * 400pp * £18.99 * 9781800241541
REVIEWS
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.
Author
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Adrian Tchaikovsky is a keen live role-player and occasional actor, fantasy author and winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
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