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Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
"The politics are convincing, the depiction of a near-future world where war is only declared once the planners know victory is assured is a credible development of the present, and the notions of a legal system that institutionalizes war, and that the practicalities of winning the war once victory is declared are the problematic thing, are fine present-into-future SF. Oh, and the digs at Dick Cheney are biting and funny. On the hard SF/mythic side, Roberts's use of Scandinavian legend as an allegory to the magnetic boost technologies he uses to put planes into orbit has the smack of an SF trope that'll become a universal cliché in a few years."--Starburst

Gradisil is an epic space opera of family revenge and the birth of a nation.

Not very long from now, if you are wealthy, space can be yours, space to grow. New technology has seeded a rebirth of the pioneer spirit. A new breed of adventurer has slipped the bonds of gravity and begun a fresh life in orbit, free from interference by government, free from the petty concerns of earth.

Who wouldn't want such freedom? Who wouldn't want to escape from society's tangles--from the claws of the corporations, from the stifling love of family?

But tradition, fear, and revenge carry a murderous weight, a gravity that is not so easy to escape. The death of Gradisil's grandfather, floating high in the uplands above earth, was only the beginning. And now the US government is looking up at the new nation above our heads with jealous eyes.

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"The king of high-concept SF." - Jon Courtenay-Grimwood


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Used availability for Adam Roberts's Gradisil

Hardback Editions

March 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gradisil (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-07587-2 / 978-0-575-07587-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gradisil
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 1-59102-538-9 / 978-1-59102-538-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gradisil (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-07817-0 / 978-0-575-07817-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gradisil (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-07631-3 / 978-0-575-07631-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA