What would you do if you were 'dead' and 'alive' at the same time?
- "Orbital Burn is a very entertaining book with one of the best opening lines I've read in a long time: One morning, not long before the end of the world, a dead woman named Lou sat drinking espresso in Sheb's Old Earth Diner, one of the few places still open in the cheap part of Stalktown. - Laurie Thayer
- K. A. Bedford captures your imagination on the first page and never lets it go until the last thought provoking sentence.
- "I have to say I really liked this book, and think K. A. Bedford is a writer easily capable of taking his place with better-known contemporary sf authors like Alister Reynolds, Ken McLeod, and Paul McAuley." - David Mead, New York Review of Science Fiction
"... a violent, sardonic SF yarn that harks back to Frederik Pohl's early work...hardboiled SF at its finest." - John Peters, New York Public Library
"It's rare to find a first novel which grips your imagination from the outset..."
"As a scientist, I was thrilled that the science part of the book is believable. As a reader, I was even more pleased that the science adds to the story and doesn't overwhelm what is primarily a story about human interaction..." - Trish Amundrud from Vancouver, BC
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What would you give up if you could live forever?
In Orbital Burn, a seriously down on her luck unlicensed Stalktown Private Investigator named Louise "Lou" Meagher ekes out a sparse living solving petty crimes. She is chronically broke, clinically dead, and nervous about being evacuated from her home planet, Kestrel, which in nine days time will be hit by an unstoppable doomsday rock, known as the Bloody Bastard. But Lou takes on one last case: helping a cybernetically enhanced canine named Dog, locate his former master, a defective biological android boy known only as Kid...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
K. A. Bedford lives in Perth, Western Australia. All of his novels have been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, and he has twice won, for Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, which was also shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, and Eclipse.
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (A Spider Webb Novel) was subsequently released in Australia by Fremantle Press after its initial success in North America.
Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel) won the Australian Tin Duck Award.
Bedford attended Curtin and Murdoch Universities, where he studied Writing, Theater, and Philosophy.
Other books by K. A. Bedford:
- Orbital Burn
- Hydrogen Steel
- Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (A Spider Webb Novel)
- Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel)
"... a violent, sardonic SF yarn that harks back to Frederik Pohl's early work ... a wild, transcendental climax. Here's hardboiled SF at its finest." - John Peters, New York Public Library
"As with all literature, it's the questions that matter and in SF they are often the big ones. These are perhaps the biggest questions of all. What is life? What is intelligence? Is there a God? Is there such a thing as soul, or a personality? Are they different? Of what do they consist? Can you manufacture emotions?" - Dave Luckett, author and reviewer for The West Australian newspaper
Orbital Burn is an intriguing science fiction / crime / mystery novel with a twist!