Swainston, Steph No Present Like Time

ISBN 13: 9780060753887

No Present Like Time

3.96 avg rating
( 470 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060753887: No Present Like Time

Another year in mankind's war for survival against the insects. God is still on holiday, the Emperor still leads and his cadre of immortals are still quarreling amongst themselves.

It is known that the insects are reaching the Fourlands from the Shift but now mankind just has to do something about it. And in the meantime attention shifts to new lands and a naval expedition is launched.

And Jant, the Emperor's drug-addicted winged messanger is expected to join it. Just perfect for a man terrified of ships and the sea.

Steph Swainston's trilogy is building to be a landmark of modern fantasy. This is a wildly imaginative, witty yet profound fantasy, peopled with bizarre yet real characters.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

A more original sort of fantasy. (Roz Kaveney TIME OUT)

For my money Swainston is one of the best British authors writing in any genre. She has a facility with language and a genius for plot and character which Booker prize winners could, and should, be envious of. The Hobbs, Brookses and Feists of this world may well outsell it, but this will be the outstanding fantasy book of the year by a country mile (Publishing News)

An uncompromisingly classy act. ( THE GUARDIAN)

¿NO PRESENT LIKE TIME is a welcome return to the world Swainston put on paper so delectably first time round. Whereas THE YEAR OF OUR WAR centred on ¿ you guessed it ¿ a war, NO PRESENT LIKE TIME has more of a political edge, embossed with flawless, deep characterization. (This is) an extremely unusual, familiar yet at the same time extraordinarily original novel. There¿s joy to discover on every page, even if that page does involve some poor fool getting his read ripped off¿ (Jayne Dearsley SFX)

"Once again, Steph Swainston has created a remarkable work of fantasy, both refreshing and enjoyable. It is great to see such a revitalisation of the genre with brilliant new authors like her leading the way." ( OUTLAND)

Book Description:

The sequel to the most important debut fantasy of the last ten years.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Swainston, Steph
Published by Harper Voyager (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 161125532

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Swainston, Steph
Published by HARVEY PRESS (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEY PRESS, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780060753887

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Steph Swainston
Published by Eos, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eos, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The incredible follow-up to Steph Swainston s acclaimed first novel, The Year of Our War, No Present Like Time is a superb work of literary fantasy. God is still on vacation, the Emperor still leads the war against the insects, and his cadre of immortals is still quarreling among themselves. But a new land has been discovered, one that holds the secrets of centuries, and one of their own, now exiled, foments rebellion against the Circle. In the brutal battle that follows, Jant Comet will discover that even immortals can fall. . . . Wildly inventive, engaging, and witty, Steph Swainston s trilogy is building to be a landmark of modern imagination. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060753887

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Swainston, Steph
Published by Harper Voyager
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060753889 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4721927

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Swainston, Steph
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1099170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Steph Swainston
Published by Eos, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eos, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The incredible follow-up to Steph Swainston s acclaimed first novel, The Year of Our War, No Present Like Time is a superb work of literary fantasy. God is still on vacation, the Emperor still leads the war against the insects, and his cadre of immortals is still quarreling among themselves. But a new land has been discovered, one that holds the secrets of centuries, and one of their own, now exiled, foments rebellion against the Circle. In the brutal battle that follows, Jant Comet will discover that even immortals can fall. . . . Wildly inventive, engaging, and witty, Steph Swainston s trilogy is building to be a landmark of modern imagination. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060753887

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Swainston, Steph
Published by Harper Voyager (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060753889

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Swainston, Steph
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00418601

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Swainston, Steph
Published by Harper Voyager (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Voyager, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780060753887

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Steph Swainston
ISBN 10: 0060753889 ISBN 13: 9780060753887
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800607538871.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book