Winner of the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year
“A linguistic and imaginative tour de force.”—The Guardian
“Captivating and haunting…human plight and alien planet are both superbly evoked.”—Daily Mail
“Pure astonishment and pleasure, a storytelling ride full of brio and wonder.”—Locus
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About the Author
Chris Beckett is a university lecturer living in Cambridge. He has written over 20 short stories, many of them originally published in Interzone and Asimov's. In 2009 he won the Edge Hill Short Story competition for his collection of stories, The Turing Test.