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Too like the lightning : a narrative of events of the year 2454

By: Palmer, Ada

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Part of the Terra Ignota series
1786699508 / 9781786699503
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Science fiction
20 cm 533 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2016.

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 prophesied.

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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