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Ancestral Night

(2019)
(The first book in the White Space series)
A novel by

 
 
A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear.

Haimey Dz thinks she knows what she wants.
She thinks she knows who she is.
She is wrong.

A routine salvage mission uncovers evidence of a terrible crime and relics of a powerful ancient technology, just as Haimey and her small crew run afoul of pirates at the outer limits of the Milky Way and find themselves both on the run, and in possession of ancient, universe-changing technology.
When the authorities prove corrupt, it becomes clear that Haimey is the only one who can protect her galaxy-spanning civilisation from its potential power - and from the revolutionaries who want to use it to seed terror and war. But doing so will take her from the event horizon of the super-massive black hole at the galaxy's core to the infinite, empty spaces at its edge. Along the way, she'll have to uncover the secrets of ancient intelligences lost to time as well as her own lost secrets, which she will wish had remained hidden from her forever . . .

Energetic and electrifying, Ancestral Night is a dazzling new space opera, sure to delight fans of Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Hamilton.

Praise for Elizabeth Bear

'Gripping, perfectly balanced, and highly recommended' Kirkus

'Like the best of speculative fiction, Bear has created a fascinating and complete universe
that blends high-tech gadgetry with Old World adventure and political collusion' Publishers Weekly

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ancestral Night (White Space)
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 1-5344-0298-5 / 978-1-5344-0298-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ancestral Night: A White Space Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 1-4732-0875-0 / 978-1-4732-0875-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ancestral Night (White Space)
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 1-5344-0299-3 / 978-1-5344-0299-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ancestral Night: A White Space Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 1-4732-0874-2 / 978-1-4732-0874-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Orion
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
ISBN: 1-5082-8155-6 / 978-1-5082-8155-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ancestral Night
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ancestral Night: A White Space Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ancestral Night (White Space Book 1)
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA