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Swiftly

(2008)
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It is 1848 and the British Empire has grown rich exploiting Lilliputian slaves - the finesse of their working allowing unheard of feats of minature engineering; even Babbage's computing device has been made to work. But now the French have formed a regiment of previously peaceful Brobdingnagian giants and invasion looms. In a world where humanity is both smaller and larger than it once was, love and hate loom large. Mankind discovers itself at the centre of scale. Lilliptians are twelve times smaller than us but there are those twelve times smaller than them, and twelve times smaller again and so on. And the scale of being goes up from Swift's giants also . . . Adam Roberts has written both a rip roaring 19th century adventure, a love story and a thought-provoking pre-atomic SF novel about our place in the universe.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Swiftly: A Novel (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-07589-9 / 978-0-575-07589-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Swiftly
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 1-892389-72-X / 978-1-892389-72-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Book
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swiftly: A Novel (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-08234-8 / 978-0-575-08234-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Swiftly: A Novel (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-08232-1 / 978-0-575-08232-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Swiftly: A Novel
Author(s): Adam Roberts
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA