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Neptune's Brood [Paperback]

Charles Stross
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Review

Neptune's Brood is fast-paced, imaginative, and embeds some fascinating ideas about the economics of an interstellar society constrained by real physics. Above all else, though, it's just terrific fun (Alastair Reynolds)

Neptune's Brood is the perfect book for our times (io9)

A thoroughly entertaining sci-fi mind-expander from one of the genre's most reliable imaginations (SFX (five star review))

Book Description

Neptune's Brood is a brand new space opera from science fiction legend Charles Stross. Shortlisted for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

From the Inside Flap

She was looking for her sister. She found Atlantis.

Krina Alizond is a metahuman in a universe where the last natural humans became extinct five thousand years ago. When her sister goes missing she embarks on a daring voyage across the star systems to find her, travelling to her last known location - the mysterious water-world of Shin-Tethys.

In a universe with no faster-than-light travel that's a dangerous journey, made all the more perilous by the arrival of an assassin on Krina's tail, by the 'privateers' chasing her sister's life insurance policy and by growing signs that the disappearance is linked to one of the biggest financial scams in the known universe.

Neptune's Brood is a brand new space opera from science fiction legend Charles Stross.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

She was looking for her sister. She found Atlantis.

Krina Alizond is a metahuman in a universe where the last natural humans became extinct five thousand years ago. When her sister goes missing she embarks on a daring voyage across the star systems to find her, travelling to her last known location - the mysterious water-world of Shin-Tethys.

In a universe with no faster-than-light travel that's a dangerous journey, made all the more perilous by the arrival of an assassin on Krina's tail, by the 'privateers' chasing her sister's life insurance policy and by growing signs that the disappearance is linked to one of the biggest financial scams in the known universe.

'Neptune's Brood is fast-paced, imaginative, and embeds some fascinating ideas about the economics of an interstellar society constrained by real physics. Above all else, though, it's just terrific fun'

Alastair Reynolds

'A thoroughly entertaining sci-fi mind-expander from one of the genre's most reliable imaginations'

SFX (five star review)

'Neptune's Brood is the perfect book for our times'

io9

About the Author

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He's won two Hugo Awards and been nominated many times over, and his books have been translated all over the world. He's currently working on the fifth volume of the Laundry Files, The Rhesus Chart, and he can be found on Twitter at @cstross or at his website www.antipope.org/charlie.net.
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