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The Explorer Hardcover – 17 Jan 2013

3.4 out of 5 stars 111 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007456751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007456758
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.5 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 111 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 994,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘It's like an episode of Star Trek written by JM Coetzee’ Guardian

‘The Explorer has the dreamlike detachment of an Ishiguro novel…. reminiscent of a 1970s space movie, where the darkness of the void mirrors the darkness of the human soul’ Financial Times

‘Beautifully written, creepy as hell. The Explorer is as clever in its unravelling as it is breathlessly claustrophobic’ Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

'One of the most gripping novels that I've read in 2012' Starburst

'The SF novel everyone should read' Foyles

About the Author

James Smythe is the winner of the Wales Fiction Book of the Year 2013 and shortlisted nominee for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014. He is the author of the Anomaly Quartet which includes The Explorer and The Echo. James currently lives in London and teaches creative writing. Twitter @jpsmythe

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