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Quietus

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In medieval Italy, Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from an alien world racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death. Habidah discovers that neither her home's plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio's ravaged planet are as she's been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain.File Under: Science Fiction [ The Watcher | Darkness Comes | The Light of Faith | A World to Save ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Angry Robot
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857667432
  • 9780857667434
  • 227,109

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"In this ambitious and intelligent novel, Palmgren takes the staples of science fiction - post-apocalypse, first contact, interventionism - and integrates them seamlessly, breathing new life into familiar forms. A truly outstanding debut." - NYT bestselling author Una McCormack; "A cast of well-drawn characters and a narrative that is initially tightly focused but rapidly expands to encompass the stars draw the reader into this ambitious tale of intrigue, conspiracy and adventure. Quietus has the trappings of space opera but plays around with so much more; it's an impressive debut that marks the author as one to watch." - Ian Whates, author of Pelquin's Comet; "Palmgren's debut immerses the reader in the rat-infested, plague-ravaged streets of 14th-century Europe then flips the narrative to a dizzying scale as the characters uncover layer upon layer of deception, examining what it is to be human along the way. A fine piece of SF and WTF." - Susan Murray, author of The Waterborne Blade
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About Tristan Palmgren

TRISTAN PALMGREN has been a clerk, a factory technician, a university lecturer, a cashier, a secretary, a retail manager, a rural coroner's assistant. In his lives on parallel Earths, he has been an ant farm tycoon, funeral home enthusiast, professional con-artist impersonator, laser pointer chaser, and that guy who somehow landed a trademark for the word "Avuncular." Jealous. He lives with his wife Teresa in Columbia, Missouri.
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25 ratings
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3 20% (5)
2 8% (2)
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