Adam Roberts The Snow (Gollancz)

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The Snow (Gollancz)

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And this is how the world will end...'The snow started falling on the sixth of September, soft noiseless flakes filling the sky like a swarm of white moths, or like static interference on your TV screen - whichever metaphor, nature or technology, you find the more evocative. Snow everywhere, all through the air, with that distinctive sense of hurrying that a vigorous snowfall brings with it. Everything in a rush, busy-busy snowflakes. And, simultaneously, paradoxically, everything is hushed, calm, as quiet as cancer, as white as death. And at the beginning people were happy.' But the snow doesn't stop. It falls and falls and falls. Until it lies three miles thick across the whole of the earth. Six billion people have died. Perhaps 150,000 survive. But those 150,000 need help, they need support, they need organising, governing. And so the lies begin. Lies about how the snow started. Lies about who is to blame. Lies about who is left. Lies about what really lies beneath.

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Adam Roberts is 38 and Reader in English at London University. His first novel, Salt, was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF.

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"The Snow strikes home as a cautionary tale. Engrossing, disturbing... a clever and thought-provoking post apocalyptic novel" -- DREAMWATCH "Adam Roberts is becoming increasingly masterful at stage-managing the props of science fiction, at revisiting the concerns of earlier writers with a modern eye" -- ALIEN ON LINE "Intruiging, convincing and well thought-out" -- Simon Withers SFX magazine

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