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Too Like the Lightning

Too Like the Lightning


作者  /  Ada Palmer

出版社 / Tor Books USA

出版日期 / 2017/01/24

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$439

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同時榮獲2017年以著名科幻小說編輯約翰.W.坎貝爾為名的最佳新進作家獎以及科幻小說家Compton Crook(筆名Stephen Tall)圖書獎。芝加哥大學歷史系教授艾達.帕爾瑪(Ada Palmer)大膽前進至完全不同的未來人類世界,創作出一部政治意味濃厚的科幻小說,是《未知國度》(Terra Ignota)三部曲的首部。

「令人驚豔的首部小說…充滿活力的天才之作,深具感染力。」- 美國公共廣播電視台

「這是長久以來我讀過最好的科幻小說,它強烈證明了科幻小說文類依舊是驚奇湧動的寶盒。」- 當代重量級科幻小說家羅伯特.查爾斯.威爾森(Robert Charles Wilson)

麥克羅夫特.坎納(Mycroft Canner)因為政治密謀罪被判刑,在25世紀的人類世界,進監牢已經不是對罪犯的懲罰,他必須為他所遇見的任何人做他們所要求的事。

那樣的未來是人類以各種科技產物所打造的烏托邦,不以血脈建立親緣關係,而是以相似心靈結合成家族派系。看似和平的世界,卻有許多的禁忌,其中之一是必須隱藏自己對性別的認知。公開的宗教活動同樣不被許可,人們只能以小心翼翼的符碼來代表自己信仰的宗教,心靈顧問卡萊爾.福斯特(Carlyle Foster)是他們可以告解的對象。

坎納與福斯特意外得知,一個深具影響力的家族所把持的秘密,那是一個能實現任何願望的小男孩布理傑(Bridger),他的能力可以把穩定的世界體系給摧毀…。

From the winner of the 2017 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Ada Palmer's 2017 Compton Crook Award-winning political science fiction, Too Like the Lightning, ventures into a human future of extraordinary originality

Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away.

The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competion is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life.

And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life...

Terra Ignota
1. Too Like the Lightning
2. Seven Surrenders
3. The Will to Battle







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681500590000
ISBN 13 /9780765378019
ISBN 10 /0765378019
EAN /9780765378019
頁數448
尺寸23.1X15.5CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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