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Sixty years ago, the Just City schismed into five cities, each devoted to a different version of the original vision. Forty years ago, the five cities managed to bring their squabbles to a close. But in consequence of their struggle, their existence finally came to the attention of Zeus, who can't allow them to remain in deep antiquity, changing the course of human history. Convinced by Apollo to spare the Cities, Zeus instead moved everything on the island to the planet Plato, circling its own distant sun. Now, more than a generation has passed. The Cities are flourishing on Plato, and even trading with multiple alien species. Then, on the same day, two things happen. Pytheas dies as a human, returning immediately as Apollo in his full glory. And there's suddenly a human ship in orbit around Plato...a ship from Earth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 28mm | 416g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765379023
  • 9780765379023
  • 503,940

About Jo Walton

JO WALTON won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012 for her novel Among Others. Before that, her novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. A native of Wales, Walton lives in Montreal.
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Review quote

"A trilogy which began as an almost-dry intellectual exercise ends as a glorious kitchen sink of genre, combining philosophy, time travel, aliens, and the gods." --Kirkus Reviews
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841 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (261)
4 41% (347)
3 23% (194)
2 3% (29)
1 1% (10)
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