Crystal Rain

Crystal Rain

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A thrilling science fiction tale now featuring brand-new cover art Legends say that the forefathers of Nanagada fled a far-off star to their new home. They say that the sky once hummed with metal flying machines and palatial floating cities. But then the Azteca came. Created and driven by cruel, inhuman gods, they swarmed out of the sky in search of sacrificial blood, and worse. To defeat them and their gods, the forefathers burned the sky. The cities and machines fell to the ground, useless.In the centuries since, Azteca have kept to their side of the mountains in an uneasy truce. But now it has been broken. Only one man can stop their bloodthirsty march: John deBrun. His family scattered, John holds the key to an ancient secret deep in memories lost just before he was dragged unconscious from the sea years ago .If he can stay alive long enough to uncover them, he might be able to stop the destruction of Nanagada."Crystal Rain" is the first novel by one of science fiction's newest and most promising talents. Now featuring brand new cover art."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 28mm | 300g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765380633
  • 9780765380630
  • 1,796,512

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""Crystal Rain" is refreshing and imaginative, an exotic stew of cultures, myths, and technology."--Kevin J. Anderson "There's a nova in the skies: Tobias S. Buckell is a dazzling new voice, and "Crystal Rain" is an explosive debut. Read it!"--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award--winning author of "Hominids" "A cracking adventure yarn from an exciting new writer."--Cory Doctorow, author of "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town" on "Crystal Rain" "An alive, exciting story. "Crystal Rain" is a great launch to Buckell's career as a novelist; more, please!"--Nalo Hopkinson, author of "The Salt Roads" "War, intrigue, and some pretty twisty SF surprises staged in an unusual cultural setting"--Crystal Rain" is a promising debut for Tobias S. Buckell."--Janny Wurts, author of "Traitor's Knot"show more

About Tobias S Buckell

TOBIAS S. BUCKELL is a "New York Times "bestselling author whose books and short stories have been translated around the world. His other novels include "Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, Hurricane Fever, Arctic Rising," and "Halo: Evolutions." Buckell hails from the Caribbean, where as a child he lived on boats in Grenada and the British and US Virgin Islands. When he was a teenager, a series of hurricanes destroyed the boat his family was living on and they moved to Ohio, where he still lives today with his wife and more

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2 8% (95)
1 4% (55)
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