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The Modern World

(2007)
(Dangerous Offspring)
(The third book in the Castle series)
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The third of the castle novels will take the reader ever deeper into a world of beauty and terror. A world led by an immortal emperor and the circle; his 50 immortal helpers. It is a world with an absentee god, a world that has been fighting a war against giant insects. A world like no other. There will be more insights into Jant, the emperors vain winged messenger, and the shift, the surreal other life Jant enters when he overdoses on his drug of choice and where he meets the dead in a land that defies logic. This is a fantasy series like no other - a literary fantasy with the verve and originality to stand alongside the best of Mervyn Peake, M. John Harrison and China Mieville.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Steph Swainston's writing is as elegantly superior to most other fantasy as a samurai sword is to a flint dagger." - Richard K Morgan


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Used availability for Steph Swainston's The Modern World

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Modern World (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
ISBN: 0-575-07007-2 / 978-0-575-07007-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Modern World (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
ISBN: 1-4732-2182-X / 978-1-4732-2182-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Modern World (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
ISBN: 0-575-08221-6 / 978-0-575-08221-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dangerous Offspring (Fourlands Series)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
ISBN: 0-06-075389-7 / 978-0-06-075389-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Modern World (Gollancz SF)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
ISBN: 0-575-07768-9 / 978-0-575-07768-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Modern World
Author(s): Steph Swainston
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Modern World (GOLLANCZ S.F. Book 3)
Author(s): Steph Swainston
Publisher: Gollancz
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