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Perhaps the Stars

(2021)
(The fourth book in the Terra Ignota series)
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The final instalment in Ada Palmer's award-winning, critically acclaimed Terra Ignota series.

The year is 2454

The leaders of the Hive – nations without fixed locations, now the default arrangement of humanity on Earth – clandestinely committed terrible deeds in order to maintain an outward semblance of utopian stability. But the facade could last only so long. The comforts of effortless global travel and worldwide abundance may have tempered humanity's darkest inclinations, but conflict remains deeply rooted in the human psyche. All that was needed was a catalyst, in the form of a special little boy, to ignite half a millennium of repressed chaos.

Now, war spreads across the globe, splintering old alliances and awakening sleeping enmities. All transportation systems are in danger. The return of the tyranny of distance fractures a long-united world and threatens to obliterate everything the Hive system built.

With the archcriminal Mycroft Canner nowhere to be found, his successor, the Ninth Anonymous, must not only chronicle the discord of war but also attempt to restore order in a world spiralling closer to irreparable ruin.

The fate of a broken society hangs in the balance. Is the key to salvation to remain Earth-bound or, perhaps, to continue aiming for the stars?

'Incredibly ambitious and groundbreaking... Palmer writes gloriously lush prose stuffed with asides, allusions and nods to the reader' Guardian



Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent." - Ken Liu


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November 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota, 4)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 0-7653-7806-X / 978-0-7653-7806-4 (USA edition)
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October 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota)
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ISBN: 1-78669-960-5 / 978-1-78669-960-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota, 4)
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April 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Perhaps the Stars: 4 (Terra Ignota)
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ISBN: 1-78669-962-1 / 978-1-78669-962-6 (UK edition)
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October 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 1-78669-961-3 / 978-1-78669-961-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book
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Title: Perhaps the Stars: Terra Ignota, Book 4
Author(s): Ada Palmer
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November 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Perhaps the Stars: Terra Ignota, Book 4
Author(s): Ada Palmer
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November 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Perhaps the Stars: Terra Ignota, Book 4
Author(s): Ada Palmer
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November 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota Book 4)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota Book 4)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU