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Roberts, Adam.

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ISBN 10: 0575071761 / ISBN 13: 9780575071766
Published by Gollancz., London:, 2001
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Roberts. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 14913

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Title: ON

Publisher: Gollancz., London:

Publication Date: 2001

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Tighe lives on the Worldwall. It towers above his village and falls away below it. It is vast and unforgiving and it is everything they know. Life is hard on the Worldwall, little more than a clinging on for dear life. And then one day Tighe falls off the world. And falls, and falls and falls ...and survives. He finds a new part of the Worldwall, a city, more people than he ever imagined existed and a war. A war fought by the Popes and their armies. A war Tighe must join, a war that will take him on a journey into the heart of the mystery behind the Worldwall. ON is a superbly confident novel of a changed world. It has echoes of a Canticle for Leibowitz and The Book of the New Sun. It is a remarkable feat of imagination and sustained narrative drive. Its hero is immensely appealing. Coming after SALT it is evidence of an extraordinary SF career in the making.

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Despite being only 35 Adam Roberts is a senior lecturer and reader at London University. Not content with editing the Oxford edition of Tennyson's poetry he has also written books on Browning as well as a critical guide to SF.

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