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Terminal World - Alastair Reynolds

Terminal World - Alastair Reynolds

Title: Terminal World

Author:  Alastair Reynolds

ISBN:  9780575077188

Weight:  990g

Lined and prepublication dated signed first edition, first printing



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Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds

Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size.  Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different – and rigidly enforced – level of technology.  Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains…

Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.  But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon’s world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint’s Celestial Levels – and with the dying body comes bad news.

If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint’s base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine.  But there is far more at stake than just Quillon’s own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality – and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability…

Peer & Press Reviews

[A] wildly imaginative genre stretcher.  [Reynolds] tells his tale with such verve that you just keep turning the pages.

Neville Hawcock, Financial Times

This is sci-fi as an intellectual balancing act.  We’re offered airborne battles and plenty of action too.  It’s almost the most convincing steampunk novel you’ll ever read.

Jonathan Wright, SFX

A rousing adventure in a widly original setting.

Eric Brown, Guardian

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Terminal World
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Lined: "The city lights twinkled."
Dated: 13/03/10 [prepublication]
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Gollancz
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 13: 9780575077188
ISBN 10: 0575077182
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 487
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 43mm
Weight: 1.035kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Carr Design Studio
Jacket illustration: Chris Moore

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