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The Thing Itself

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing.

Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant.

As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. The come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.

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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-12773-2 / 978-0-575-12773-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
ISBN: 0-575-12772-4 / 978-0-575-12772-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thing Itself
Author(s): Adam Roberts
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK