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Central Station

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2017.

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.

When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris' ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap in to the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik - a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.

Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv, a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation - a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness - are just the beginning of irrevocable change. At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive...and even evolve.



Praise for this book

"If you want to know what SF is going to look like in the next decade, this is it." - Gardner Dozois


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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Central Station [deluxe signed slipcase edition]
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-78636-064-0 / 978-1-78636-064-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Central Station
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-61696-214-3 / 978-1-61696-214-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Central Station
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
ISBN: 1-5436-2453-7 / 978-1-5436-2453-3
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Central Station
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Central Station
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Central Station
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Central Station
Author(s): Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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