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SALT

Roberts, Adam

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ISBN 10: 0575068965 / ISBN 13: 9780575068964
Edité par Victor Gollancz [2000]., London, 2000
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Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by Roberts. The author's first novel, in which "two groups of human migrants settle on the eponymous planet, whose radical and demanding simplicity -- it is salt-covered -- make it into a sounding board against which the dire incompatibilities of the two societies become drastically clear: one of them being a patriarchic hierarchy and the other anarchical." - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (online). Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #65. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140633). N° de réf. du libraire 140633

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Titre : SALT

Éditeur : Victor Gollancz [2000]., London

Date d'édition : 2000

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Two narrators tell the story of the simmering tensions between their two communities as they travel out to a new planet, colonise it, then destroy themselves when the tensions turn into outright war. Adam Roberts is a new writer completely in command of the SF genre. This is a novel that is at once entertaining and philosophical. The attitudes and prejudices of its characters are subtlety drawn and ring completely true despite the alien circumstances they find themselves in. The grasp of science and its impact on people is instinctive. But above all it is the epic and colourful world building that marks SALT out - the planet Salt rivals Dune in its desolation and is a suitably biblical setting for a novel that is powered by the corrupting influence of imperfectly remembered religions on distant societies. From the early scenes set on a colony ship towed by a massive ice meteorite, to the description of a planet covered in sodium chloride, to the chilling narrative of a world sliding into its first war, this is a novel from a writer who shouts star quality.

About the Author:

Adam Roberts is Reader in English at London University. His first novel, Salt, was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He has also published a number of academic works on both 19th century poetry and SF.

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