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Spectra | Aug 31, 2004 | ISBN 9780553900699

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    Spectra | Aug 31, 2004 | 320 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780553382952

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    Spectra | Aug 31, 2004 | ISBN 9780553900699

Praise

“Uproarious, breath-taking, exhilarating…This is a novel of full spectrum literary dominance…It is a work of—and about—the highest order.”—Guardian

“An increasingly complex and dazzling narrative…Light depicts its author as a wit, an awesomely fluent and versatile prose stylist, and an SF thinker as dedicated to probing beneath surfaces as William Gibson is to describing how the world looks when reflected in them….SF fans and skeptics alike are advised to head towards this Light.”—Independent

Light is a literary singularity: at one and the same time a grim, gaudy space opera that respects the physics, and a contemporary novel that unflinchingly revisits the choices that warp a life. It’s almost unbearably good.”—Ken MacLeod, author of Engine City

“At last M. John Harrison takes on quantum mechanics. The first classic of the quantum century, Light is a folded-down future history bound together by quantum exotica and human endurance. Taut as Hemingway, viscerally intelligent, startlingly uplifting, Harrison’s ideas have a beauty that unpacks to infinity.”—Stephen Baxter, award-winning author of Evolution and Coalescent

"Harrison’s novel is a cleverly assembled contemplation of how choices make lives and of opening quantum mechanical doors on bizarre potential futures."—Booklist

"Surely one of the best novels of the year…. Deeply satisfying … the final chapters are a marvel of transcendence, reconciliation and redemption."—San Francisco Chronicle Books

"Brilliant, reality-bending SF…. This is space opera for the intelligensia."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Succeeds in evoking the sense of wonder that science fiction readers look for in the best of the genre…. Harrison brings an up-to-date sensibility to the hoary conceits of science fiction."—The New York Times Book Review

"Light is mind-bending in both its conceptual framework and literary deftness."—Entertainment Weekly

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