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Alif the Unseen

(2012)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel
A tour-de-force of a debut that blends classic fantasy -- the fascinating, frightening, sometimes-invisible world of the djinn -- that's genies to some of us -- with the 21st-century reality of a super-hacker in mortal danger in a repressive security state on the Arabian Gulf.

Alif (that's his handle) is a brilliant young superhacker working out of his mother's small apartment, and his computer has just been breached. While Alif scrambles to protect his clients -- dissidents and outlaws alike, whoever needs to hide their digital traces, he and his friends realize that they've been found by 'the Hand' -- maybe a person, maybe a program, but definitely able to find anyone, and that could lead to prison, or worse. Alif, with the help of his childhood friend Dina, an ancient book sent to him in secret by his lost love (who may be frighteningly connected to the Hand) and a terrifying protector who almost looks human, must go underground -- or rather, find a way into the hidden world of the djinn. They wrote the mysterious book centuries ago, and have knowledge that might just allow Alif to infiltrate the most sophisticated information technology the world has ever seen, and perhaps save himself, his loved ones, and freedom itself. With shades of Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, William Gibson, and the timeless Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseenis a tour-de-force debut with major potential -- a masterful, addictive blend of the ancient and the more-than-modern, smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner.

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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 0-85789-566-4 / 978-0-85789-566-0 (UK edition)
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June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 0-8021-2020-2 / 978-0-8021-2020-5 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : Canada Paperback
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 0-85789-569-9 / 978-0-85789-569-1 (UK edition)
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 1-78239-147-9 / 978-1-78239-147-0 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 0-8021-2122-5 / 978-0-8021-2122-6 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 0-85789-567-2 / 978-0-85789-567-7 (UK edition)
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July 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Alif the Unseen
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 0-7710-8908-2 / 978-0-7710-8908-4 (Canada edition)
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 1-5366-2656-2 / 978-1-5366-2656-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 1-4558-9545-8 / 978-1-4558-9545-8 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 1-4558-9809-0 / 978-1-4558-9809-1 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 1-4558-9540-7 / 978-1-4558-9540-3 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 1-4558-9543-1 / 978-1-4558-9543-4 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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ISBN: 1-4558-9542-3 / 978-1-4558-9542-7 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen: LONGLISTED WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
Publisher: Corvus
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July 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen
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June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Alif the Unseen: A Novel
Author(s): G Willow Wilson
Publisher: Grove Press
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