An epic masterwork of science fiction, Neverness is a stand-alone novel from one of the most important talents in the genre.
The universe of Neverness is intriguingly complex and filled with extraordinary beings. There are the Alaloi, whose genes have ‘backmutated’ so that they look like Neanderthals… the Order of Pilots, which reworks the laws of time and physics to slingshot its members through dense regions of ‘thickspace’… the Solid State Entity, a nebula-sized brain made up of moon-sized biocomputers…
Against this backdrop stands Mallory Ringer, the headstrong novitiate of the Order of Pilots, who, against all odds, navigates a maze of interspatial passageways to penetrate the Solid State Entity. There he makes a stunning discovery. A discovery that could unlock the secret of immortality hidden among the Alaloi.
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‘Zindell makes you think’
‘Philip K. Dick would have been proud to conjure up such philiosophies’
Manchester Evening News
‘A thick, lush, vivid, panoramic view of evolved humans in an evolving universe far in the future’
‘Excellent hard science fiction… a brilliant novel’
Orson Scott Card, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
THE PRICE OF GREATER LIFE IS DEATH…
The universe of 'Neverness' is intriguingly complex and filled with extraordinary beings. There are the Alaloi, whose genes have 'backmutated' so that they look like Neanderthals.. the Order of Pilots which reworks the laws of time and physics to slingshot its members through dense regions of 'thickspace'… the Solid State Entity, a nebula-sized brain made up of moon-sized biocomputers… and the leldra, a legendary race of aliens that seeded the galaxy aeons ago with its DNA and so initiated the evolutionary cycle.
Against this rich backdrop unfolds the story of Mallory Ringess, a headstrong novitiate of the Order of Pilots. Against all odds, he has penetrated the Solid State Entity – and made a stunning discovery. A discovery that could unlock the secret of immortality hidden among the Alaloi. But first he will lead a perilous quest through uncharted regions of thickspace where he will be asked to undergo the ultimate sacrifice: to discard the last vestiges of humanity in return for mankind's salvation…
'A thick, lush, vivid, panoramic view of evolved humans in an evolving universe far in the future'
'Excellent hard science fiction…a brilliant novel'
ORSON SCOTT CARD, 'The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction'
'A victorious book, lingering and lithe and rich'
JOHN CLUTE, 'Interzone'
'One of the finest talents to appear since Kim Stanley Robinson and William Gibson – perhaps the finest'
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