Beyond the Hallowed Sky

Beyond the Hallowed Sky: Book One of the Lightspeed Trilogy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 25/11/2021
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'AN EXCEPTIONAL BLEND OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, HARD SCIENCE, AND FIRST CONTACT' Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series 'MACLEOD'S BEST BOOK TO DATE' SFX Science fiction legend Ken MacLeod begins a new space opera trilogy by imagining humankind on the precipice of discovery - the invention of faster-than-light travel unlocks a universe of new possibilities, and new dangers. When a brilliant scientist gets a letter from herself about faster-than-light travel, she doesn't know what to believe. The equations work, but her paper is discredited - and soon the criticism is more than scientific. Exiled by the establishment, she gets an offer to build her starship from an unlikely source. But in the heights of Venus and on a planet of another star, a secret is already being uncovered that will shake humanity to its foundations. Discover this ground-breaking new space opera from multi-award winning author Ken MacLeod Praise for Ken MacLeod: 'If you like science fiction, you will love this. . . a rollicking good read' Scotsman 'MacLeod is up there with Banks and Hamilton as one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read' SFX 'Prose as sleek and fast as the technology it describes. . . watch this man go global' Peter F. Hamilton on Star Fraction 'Ken MacLeod has an enviable track record of extrapolating from current trends to produce mind-bending novels of ideas' Guardian Also by Ken MacLeod: Lightspeed Beyond the Hallowed Sky Fall Revolution The Star Fraction The Stone Canal The Cassini Division The Sky Road Engines of Light Cosmonaut Keep Dark Light Engine City Corporation Wars Trilogy Dissidence Insurgence Emergence Novels The Human Front Newton's Wake Learning the World The Execution Channel The Restoration Game Intrusion Descent

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356514796
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm

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Beyond the Hallowed Sky
Terrific science fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed Beyond The Hallowed Sky - a brilliant mix of science fiction, political thriller and first contact, the characters were terrific and t... READ MORE
Elizabeth Wilkins
Beyond the Hallowed Sky
Faslane, fastlane to the stars
Every since his debut The Star Fraction Ken Macleod has made it his mission to write the future of Scotland into his work, and so it is here in what is one... READ MORE
Trevelyan wright
Beyond the Hallowed Sky
Absorbing and intelligent
Ken MacLeod is an absolute master of near future SF thrillers that intelligently reflect politics and society as well as science. So Beyond the Hallowed Sk... READ MORE
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