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The Summer Isles

(2005)
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Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
In this fine work of full-length fiction by award-winning author Ian R. MacLeod, a chilling alternate history unfolds... An elderly English historian, swept along with the rest of his country by the march of history, sways between reminiscences of his life's true love and his efforts--in his own fumbling way--to change his nation's course. In this tale, Britain has lost the first world war and turned to fascism. As a homosexual, the narrator suffers both the fear of repression and the loss of his lover to the fascist government, while the ordinary people of the rest of the country enjoy shiny modernity and with it, briefly, the envy of other nations. MacLeod's tale shows convincingly that no one individual or country is immune from totalitarianism, and the identity of his British dictator forms a twist that, both beguilingly and deceptively, never stops turning.

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Used availability for Ian R MacLeod's The Summer Isles

Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Summer Isles
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
ISBN: 1-933083-00-X / 978-1-933083-00-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aio Publishing Company
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Summer Isles
Author(s): Ian R Macleod
ISBN: 1-5318-4424-3 / 978-1-5318-4424-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Isles
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Isles
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Isles
Author(s): Ian R MacLeod
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA