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John Truck was to outward appearances just another lowlife spaceship captain. But appearances can be deceptive.
He was also the last of the Centaurans, or at least half of him was, which meant that he was the only person who could operate the Centauri Device, a sentient bomb which might hold the key to settling a vicious space war once and for all.
M. John Harrison's classic novel turns the conventions of space opera on their head, and is written with the precision and brilliance for which is famed.
About the Author
Michael John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
'A zen master of prose.' - Iain M. Banks, author of The Culture series
'I worship the work of M. John Harrison.' - Pat Cadigan, author of the Deadpan Allie series
'No one can use words like M. John Harrison.' - Michael Marshall Smith, author of Only Forward and The Intruders
'M. John Harrison is a blazing original... a great imaginer, and an extraordinary writer.' - Clive Barker, author of The Hellbound Heart and Abarat
ISBN: 9780575082571 ISBN-10: 0575082577 Series: Gollancz Space Opera Collection Audience:
Number Of Pages: 200 Published: 1st June 2009 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1