'McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humour. This first volume of the Everness series is a winner' Publishers Weekly.
'Shining imagination, pulsing suspense and sparkling writing make this one stand out' Kirkus Reviews.
'A cracking adventure story' SFX magazine.
'Ripping yarn ... Engaging adventure with sequels coming' Seven magazine (Sunday Telegraph).
'Where McDonald's narrative really shines is the detail in which he describes E3 ... There are similarities to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials' Telegraph.co.uk
'Right from the word go, Planesrunner has the reader sucked in. McDonald has an incredible economy of style' Starburst magazine.
'Exhilarating ... a series that stands to redefine award-winning author Ian McDonald's place in the multiverse of speculative fiction' Speculative Scotsman.
From the Inside Flap
There is not just one of you, there are many yous. We're part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions - and Everett Singh's dad has found a way in. But he's been kidnapped from the streets of London, right under his son's nose, and now it's as if Everett's dad never existed. The police won't help, and his mum thinks Everett has brought shame on his family. There is only one clue for him to follow, a mysterious app his dad sent to his iPad: the Infundibulum. The app is a map, not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse - and there are those who want to get their hands on it very badly. Now Everett's got to find a way to unlock the secret of the Infundibulum and cross entire dimensions to find his father. If he's going to beat the bad guys, he's going to need friends: like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter, Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.
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