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Knight Moves

(1985)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
A Philip K Dick Award-nominated novel.

Eight hundred years ago Doran Falkner gave humanity the stars, and he now lives with his regrets on a depopulated Earth among tumbledown ruins and ancient dreams brought to life by modern technology.

But word now comes that alien life has been discovered on a distant world, life so strange and impossible that the revelation of its secrets could change everything. A disillusioned knight on the chessboard of the gods, Doran must confront his own lost promise, his lost love, and his lost humanity, to make the move that will revive the fortunes both of humans and aliens . . .

Knight Moves is an engrossing and evocative read, a tale of immortality and love and death rendered in a style that reminds me more than a little of the early Roger Zelazny. Williams' people are intriguing and sympathetic, and his portrait of an Earth left transformed and empty by a humanity gone to the stars, where aliens dig among ancient ruins for old comic books while the creatures of legends stir and walk again, will linger in my memory for a long time. Williams is a writer to watch, and - more importantly - to read.
- George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones

Knight Moves uses an unmatched cast of characters, human and otherwise, to tell an intriguing story.
- Fred Saberhagen, author of the Book of Swords Trilogy

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

February 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Knight Moves
Author(s): Walter Jon Williams
ISBN: 0-8125-5794-8 / 978-0-8125-5794-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: A TOR Book
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February 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Knight Moves
Author(s): Walter Jon Williams
ISBN: 0-8125-1184-0 / 978-0-8125-1184-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Knight Moves
Author(s): Walter Jon Williams
ISBN: 0-7088-8233-1 / 978-0-7088-8233-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown UK Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Knight Moves
Author(s): Walter Jon Williams
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