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Titre : RADIX
Éditeur : William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York
Date d'édition : 1981
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The scarce hardbound issue; reportedly only 1000 copies so bound. The author's first book and the first book of the Radix Tetrad sequence that "works as a complex meditation on metamorphosis elaborated within a space opera frame, so that densely ambitious moments of poetic aspiration alternate with episodes out of the rag-and-bone shop of pulp magazine fiction; this early use of space opera as frame or arena for baroque exfoliations of story immediately prefigures the similarly exorbitant work of Iain M. Banks and Dan Simmons . After losing her radiation shield, which guards her against the full nakedness of the universe, Earth begins to mutate savagely, a transformation articulated clearly in RADIX itself through the story of a mutant superman, who undergoes the same transcendental jumpstart that jolts his planet through terrors and dimensions. - John Clute, SFE (online). 1981 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-55. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#126306). N° de réf. du libraire 126306
Synopsis : INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAMES O?BARR *
COVER ART BY JOHN BERGIN *
NEBULA AWARD NOMINEE ***
New Corrected February, 2011
A young man's odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. *
Set thirteen centuries in the future, A. A. Attanasio meticulously creates a brilliantly realized Earth, rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy. *
In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic and transcendent journey. ***
?An instant classic.??Washington Post *
?RADIX is sheer pleasure to read: brimming with living characters, splendid adventures....It is an exhilarating novel.??Minneapolis Tribune *
?Attanasio invents language, customs, hardware, history, small animals, and more good supporting characters than most writers can get into five books.??Newsday *
?Here stands a high talent; a truly amazing, original, towering talent.??L.A. Times *
?Alive with enough zest and daring to rise above the sf/fantasy run-of-the-mill??Kirkus Reviews
Synopsis: Interior Illustrations by James O'Barr. Cover Art by James Bergin "An Instant Classic"-Washington Pos "Sheer Pleasure"-Minneapolis Tribune "A Truly amazing, original, towering talent"-L.A. Times A young man's odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. Set thirteen centuries in the future, A. A. Attanasio meticulously creates a brilliantly realized Earth, rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy. In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic and transcendent journey. Nebula Award Nominee
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