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Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend Jane. A historian should know better than to imagine that he can predict the future. Leo Zuckerman is an ageing physicist obsessed with the darkest period in human history, utterly driven by his fanatical hatred of one man. A lover's childish revenge and the breaking of a rotten clasp cause the two men to meet in a blizzard of swirling pages. Pages of history. When they come together nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.
"Stephen Fry at his twinkling best" * Sunday Times * "His best novel yet ... an extravagant, deeply questioning work of science fiction" * GQ * "A sci-fi comedy that is also a time-travel thriller, constantly topical and always surprising... packed with the author's personal enthusiasm and hatreds, the former red-hot and the latter icy-black" * Literary Review * "A powerful imaginative pull that keeps the pages turning while the tea goes cold and the cat gets the goldfish" * The Independent * "A sprightly and entertaining read" * Daily Telegraph *
ISBN: 9780099457060 ISBN-10: 0099457067 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 592 Published: October 2004 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.
More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.