The year is 2454: Earth's hard-won utopian society is threatened by a young boy with apparently god-like powers.
Ada Palmer is an author, historian and composer. She did her PhD at Harvard, teaches History at the University of Chicago, blogs at ExUrbe.com, composes close harmony folk music and performs with the a capella group Sassafrass.
'More intricate, more plausible, more significant than any debut I
can recall' -- Cory Doctorow
'The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what science fiction can do' -- Jo Walton
'Thought-provoking, disturbing, occasionally perverted, and always entertaining. Worldbuilding at its richest' * Kirkus Reviews *
'Incredibly ambitious and groundbreaking ... Palmer writes gloriously lush prose stuffed with asides, allusions and nods to the reader' * Guardian *
'Admirable in its scope and attention to detail ... A book thats quirky and makes you think' * Concatenation *
'A powerful, beautifully written novel ... It is a mystery, historic document, social commentary and futuristic science fiction all combined to make an excellent novel' * Concatenation *