Win a copy of Paul McAuley's THE QUIET WAR

Thanks to the kind folks at Pyr, I have four copies of Paul McAuley's The Quiet War for you to win. Some say it's sort of a blend of Peter F. Hamilton and Kim Stanley Robinson. If that's the case, you can't go wrong! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's the blurb:

Twenty-third century Earth, ravaged by climate change, looks backwards to the holy ideal of a pre-industrial Eden. Political power has been grabbed by a few powerful families and their green saints. Millions of people are imprisoned in teeming cities; millions more labour on Pharaonic projects to rebuild ruined ecosystems. On the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, the Outers, descendants of refugees from Earth's repressive regimes, have constructed a wild variety of self-sufficient cities and settlements: scientific utopias crammed with exuberant creations of the genetic arts; the last outposts of every kind of democratic tradition.

The fragile detente between the Outer cities and the dynasties of Earth is threatened by the ambitions of the rising generation of Outers, who want to break free of their cosy, inward-looking pocket paradises, colonise the rest of the Solar System, and drive human evolution in a hundred new directions. On Earth, many demand pre-emptive action against the Outers before it's too late; others want to exploit the talents of their scientists and gene wizards. Amid campaigns for peace and reconciliation, political machinations, crude displays of military might, and espionage by cunningly wrought agents, the two branches of humanity edge towards war...

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "QUIET." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

3 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Climate change? Well, at least it is in a science fiction book where it belongs.

Eddie C said...

Oh great, one comment in and we get an anonmyous climate change denier. Stupid and cowardly.

Pat, that sounds like a really interesting book, and the premise does sound like Peter Hamilton crossed with KSR. Will totally try to win a copy and buy it otherwise!

Adam Whitehead said...

I liked the way Peter Hamilton handled the man-made climate change 'potato' (which it isn't, but whatever) in NIGHT'S DAWN: Earth's ecology is ravaged by climate change caused by the hundreds of thousands of starships taking off and landing during the 'Great Dispersal' of trying to get as many people off the crowded planet as possible.

As such, whatever was going on before that point was totally irrelevant, as after that point climate change was irrevocable and disastrous.