Hollow World

Hollow World

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Ellis Rogers is a seemingly ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing. But when he is faced with a terminal illness, Ellis is willing to take an insane gamble. He's secretly built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a utopian world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and what the cost of paradise really might be. Ellis could find more than a cure for his disease; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time has begun -- but only if he can survive the Hollow World.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 27.94mm | 341g
  • United States
  • English
  • 161696183X
  • 9781616961831
  • 325,322

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Barnes and Noble's Top Fantasy and Science Fiction Picks for April 2014 Ten Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in April 2014 The Book Probe's 2014 Most Anticipating Sci-Fi Novels The Bibliosanctum's Top 10 Reads of 2013 Fantasy Review Barn's Barney Award for outstanding reads of 2013 Ranting Dragon's 30 Most Anticipated Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels for 2014 "Recommended for fans of Sullivan and those who enjoy speculative fiction with a touch of mystery." --Library Journal "This book made me laugh. It also made me cry. And in the end, it made me think. I highly recommend Hollow World for anyone looking for a book that brushes on and plays out some political and social issues we face today." -SFFWorld "A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging story with a satisfying philosophical edge elevating entirely." --Interzone "Highly recommended for science fiction fans. Also recommended if you are new to science fiction or even if you don't necessarily consider yourself a fan of the genre, still try this because in terms of story enjoyment and literary value, this is a great book! " --Grimdark Reader, Peter Witvliet "I definitely recommend this book to sci-fi fans and to fans of Sullivan's other works. It was an excellent read." --Hidden in Pages "Full of impossible fantasy yet feeling entirely emotionally-true... This is a superb time travelling tale, full of imagination and intrigue" --Nerds of a Feather "These powerful questions that Sullivan explores about existence, love, and trials make Hollow World one of the deeper and enjoyable stories of 2014. Hollow World is a highly recommended time-travel story and a must read for anyone who loves the nostalgia of their first adventure into the possibilities of past and future." --Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing "Hollow World is a simply fantastic read. Sullivan makes the wise choice of not focusing too much on the science behind his time-travelling story, allowing himself to craft a tale filled with richly detailed characters that readers will connect with easily." --Starburst "[The] Hollow World by Michael Sullivan is a fascinating futuristic tale." --Night Owl Sci-Fi "Hollow World is so many things, but without a doubt, the best part about it is also its most obvious duality: that is it at once a light and entertaining read, but also heavy on important issues and philosophy. Most important of all, this story will make you think and feel. I absolutely loved it." --The Bibliosanctum "...original and entertaining to read." --Jetpack Dragon "This short novel from Sullivan ("The Riyria Revelations" series) is an enjoyable look at a post-scarcity society in the future, with a man from our time highlighting the ways we might stay the same, even as the world around us changes." --Library Journal "Hollow World is one of the best science fiction books I've read in a long time. Pick it up!" --Bibliophilic "Masterful storytelling takes hold in Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan... Hands down, this is one of the best books I've read in a long time." --Literary Escapism "Hollow World is one more piece of evidence that Tachyon Publications is bringing some original and fascinating science fiction to readers." --Lit/Rant "Hollow World by Michael Sullivan is one of the best time machine stories in years ..." --Christopher J. Garcia (The Drink Tank), interviewed at scyflynn.com On Theft of Swords "Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller... A winning debut for fantasy lovers." --Library Journal "Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." --Publishers Weekly "It's Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean." --Realm of Worlds On The Crown Conspiracy "The Crown Conspiracy is great fun and a romp end to end. Highly recommended." --Fantasy Book Critic "Highly recommend it to all fans of fantasy... I can't wait to get my hands on the second omnibus, Rise of Empire." ----Civilian Reader "Fantastically crafted." --Book Probe "The traveler in Hollow World leaps ahead with a time machine, yet in the midst of massive technological change and grand ambition more fundamental dreams and nightmares still exert a haunting force...giving a play of ideas of the harder edge that drives classic mystery, adventure, and science fiction." --Locus
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About Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan is the bestselling author of the Riyria Revelations series. Sullivan has been successful through all three major publishing models: small press, self-publishing, and Big Six (Orbit); as of 2010, he has sold over 250,000 copies in e-book and print formats. His novels have been selected for over sixty best of the year lists including lists by Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, and Audible.com. Sullivan's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, including French, Spanish, Russian, and German.
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Rating details

4,331 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,055)
4 39% (1,690)
3 26% (1,113)
2 8% (353)
1 3% (120)
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