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False Value : The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

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Description

Peter Grant was once the Met Police's first trainee wizard - yes, they exist - in fifty years. Now, he's facing fatherhood and a new job, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.

Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.

Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter thinks it should be a doddle compared to his last job. But he doesn't know that a secret is hiding in the building.

A secret that stretches back to Lovelace and Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous...

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'A masterfully crafted world gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' The Sun

'Full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London!' Nick Frost

'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 320g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473207878
  • 9781473207875
  • 1,390

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I've been a fan of the series for years, so I went in expecting quite a lot from False Value - and it absolutely stepped up and delivered SF and Fantasy Reviews
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Review quote

An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times * Charming, witty, exciting * Independent * Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London * Nick Frost * Masterfully crafted ... gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun * Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday * Highly entertaining * Sunday Express *
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About Ben Aaronovitch

Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria's premiere arts and cultural festival, The Ake Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.
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Rating details

10,315 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 36% (3,663)
4 45% (4,684)
3 17% (1,746)
2 2% (201)
1 0% (21)
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