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Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota Book 1) by [Palmer, Ada]

Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota Book 1) Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Terra Ignota (3 Book Series)

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Praise for Book 1 of Terra Ignota, Too Like the Lightning

"Bold, furiously inventive, and mesmerizing...It's the best science fiction novel I've read in a long while." --Robert Charles Wilson

"More intricate, more plausible, more significant than any debut I can recall...If you read a debut novel this year, make it Too Like the Lightning." --Cory Doctorow

"Astonishingly dense, accomplished and well-realized, with a future that feels real in both its strangeness and its familiarity."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"The Terra Ignota books are is the kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what science fiction can do." --Jo Walton

"Excellent." --Craig Newmark

Praise for Book 2 of Terra Ignota, Seven Surrenders

"A breathless and devious intellectual page-turner, Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long time." --Max Gladstone

"A breathless and devious intellectual page-turner, Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long time." --Max Gladstone

"Wonderfull 18th-century style narrative voice....a richly and highly sophisticated novel that calls for repeated re-readings." --SFRevu

"The eloquence ofPalmer's reflections on social issues cannot be denied." --Library Journal, starred review

"Palmer crafts one of the most compelling narrative voices around in describing this impossible, fascinating and plausibly contradictory world." --RT Book Reviews, 4-1/2 stars

"Devastatingly accomplished...An arch and playful narrative that combines the conscious irreverence of the best of 18th-century philosophy with the high-octane heat of an epic science fiction thriller." --Liz Bourke

"Palmer proves that the boundaries of science fiction can be pushed and the history and the future can be married together." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Book 3 of Terra Ignota, The Will to Battle

"It is increasingly clear that we are in the hands of a new master of the genre....There's a resonance and richness to the Terra Ignota series that is like almost nothing else being written today." --RT Book Reviews, 5 stars

"Innovative, mesmerizing and full of fun. Ada Palmer lets her imagination weave a truly great political science story in an imagined world - full of lessons from real-world history." --Washington Book Review

"One appreciates the wry humor and the ingenious depth of her worldbuilding. The interplay between reader and narrator is especially enjoyable." --Publishers Weekly

"Any reader who has ever thrilled to the intricate machinations of the Dune books, or the Instrumentality tales of Cordwainer Smith, or the sensual, tactile, lived-in futures of Delany or M. John Harrison... will enjoy the mental and emotional workout offered by Palmer's challenging Terra Ignota cycle." --Locus

"This series is one the best things that has happened to science fiction in the 21st Century and I can't hardly wait to see where Ada Palmer is going to take us with Perhaps the Stars." --SffWorld

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The year is 2454.
Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or 'hives' co-govern the world, their rule fuelled by benign censorship, oracular statistical analytics and technological abundance. But this is a fragile Utopia - and someone is intent on pushing it to breaking point.
Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument - and confidant - of some of the world's most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order the Hives have maintained for three centuries.
But Mycroft has his own secrets. He is concealing a much greater threat to the seven Hives, a wild card no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesised. This threat takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old called Bridger. For how will a world that has banished God deal with a child who can perform miracles?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3896 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765378000
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (1 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0711ZHG6G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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