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Borne

(2017)
(The first book in the Borne series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
A novel that is simultaneously harrowing, dark, dangerous, funny and uplifting from the author of the Southern Reach trilogy.

'Am I a person?' Borne asks Rachel, in extremis.
'Yes, you are a person,' Rachel tells him. 'But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.'

A ruined city of the future lives in fear of a despotic, gigantic flying bear, driven mad by the tortures inflicted on him by the Company, a mysterious biotech firm. A scavenger, Rachel, finds a creature entangled in his fur. She names it Borne.

At first Borne looks like nothing at all - a green lump that might be a discard from the Company. But he reminds Rachel of her homeland, an island nation long lost to rising seas, and she prevents her lover, Wick, from rendering down Borne as raw genetic material for the special kind of drugs he sells.

But nothing is quite the way it seems: not the past, not the present, not the future. If Wick is hiding secrets, so is Rachel - and Borne most of all. What Rachel finds hidden deep within the Company will change everything and everyone. There, lost and forgotten things have lingered and grown. What they have grown into is mighty indeed.

Genre: Science Fiction

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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Borne
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ISBN: 0-00-815917-3 / 978-0-00-815917-7 (UK edition)
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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Title: Borne
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February 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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April 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5047-7975-4 / 978-1-5047-7975-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Borne: Library Edition
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Title: Borne: A Novel
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