Polystom

Polystom

Adam Roberts

Language: English

Publisher: Gollancz

Published: Aug 11, 2004

Words: 106500
Pages: 404

Description:

Adam Roberts' fourth novel is his most ambitious yet. In a feat of extraordinary world building he creates a universe where a breathable atmosphere extends out between the planets, where aristocrats cruise interstellar space in biplanes and skywhals make mysterious distant orbits. Then, with bravura plotting, he undermines our own notions of reality and leaves the reader unsure which universe to believe in. Gaining a reputation as one of the UK's leading SF stylists and masters of the high-concept, Roberts, shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award with his debut novel SALT, confirms his extraordinary potential with POLYSTOM. Review “A poison chalice of delights.” -- *New York Review of Science Fiction Product Description In a feat of extraordinary imagination, Adam Roberts creates a universe in which a breathable atmosphere extends out between the planets, aristocrats cruise interstellar space in biplanes, Skywhals make mysterious distant orbits, and a fruitless war has dragged on for years. With bravura plotting, Roberts presents two universes, challenging our very notions of reality.