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Too Like the Lightning

(2016)
(The first book in the Terra Ignota series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Book (nominee)
John W. Campbell Best Book
Shortlisted for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best SF Novel.

The year is 2454.

Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or 'hives' co-govern the world, their rule fuelled by benign censorship, oracular statistical analytics and technological abundance. But this is a fragile Utopia - and someone is intent on pushing it to breaking point.

Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument - and confidant - of some of the world's most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order the Hives have maintained for three centuries.

But Mycroft has his own secrets. He is concealing a much greater threat to the seven Hives, a wild card no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesised. This threat takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old called Bridger. For how will a world that has banished God deal with a child who can perform miracles?

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what makes science fiction can do." - Jo Walton


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Used availability for Ada Palmer's Too Like the Lightning

Hardback Editions

July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 1-78669-948-6 / 978-1-78669-948-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 0-7653-7800-0 / 978-0-7653-7800-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 1-78669-950-8 / 978-1-78669-950-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 1-78669-949-4 / 978-1-78669-949-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota
Author(s): Ada Palmer
ISBN: 0-7653-7801-9 / 978-0-7653-7801-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Terra Ignota, Book 1
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Terra Ignota, Book 1
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Terra Ignota, Book 1
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota Book 1)
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota
Author(s): Ada Palmer
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA