Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea : An Illustrated Science Fiction Novel

3.1 (472 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Illustrated by 

List price: US$15.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Adam Roberts's "Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea" revisits Jules Verne's classic novel in a collaboration with the illustrator behind a recent highly acclaimed edition of "The Hunting of the Snark"
It is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, "Plongeur," leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The "Plongeur" makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth gauge is useless. They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands, and so it goes on. Onboard the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania, and murder. Has the "Plongeur "left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere?
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 144.78 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1250057795
  • 9781250057792
  • 1,525,583

Flap copy

Praise for author Adam Roberts: "Our most intellectually engaged and literary SF author, crafting sentences the equal of any by Ian McEwan or Kazuo Ishiguro." - "The Financial Times""[Roberts is] an accomplished sculptor of prose and a cunning satirist, all that SF should be, packed with brilliant ideas and clever examinations of the human condition." - "Deathray""Psychological depth in a picaresque protagonist: most unusual and very welcome...in line with Proustian concerns of memory, Cavala remembers not only himself but much of the central matter of the '50s satirical SF of Sheckley, Bester, Pohl and Kornbluth...very pleasing." - Nick Gevers, "Locus"
show more

Review quote

Praise for Adam Roberts: "Our most intellectually engaged and literary SF author, crafting sentences the equal of any by Ian McEwan or Kazuo Ishiguro." - "The Financial Times""[Roberts is] an accomplished sculptor of prose and a cunning satirist, all that SF should be, packed with brilliant ideas and clever examinations of the human condition." - "Deathray""Psychological depth in a picaresque protagonist: most unusual and very welcome...in line with Proustian concerns of memory, Cavala remembers not only himself but much of the central matter of the '50s satirical SF of Sheckley, Bester, Pohl and Kornbluth...very pleasing." - Nick Gevers, "Locus"
show more

About Adam Roberts

ADAM ROBERTS is a writer of sci-fi novels and stories, as well as Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature in English at Royal Holloway, University of London. "Salt," "Gradisil "and "Yellow Blue Tibia" were nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. "By Light Alone" has been shortlisted for the 2012 BSFA Award. MAHENDRA SINGH is a freelance illustrator whose Melville House illustrated edition of "The" "Hunting of the Snark" was praised by "Library Journal," the "New Yorker," "Salon.com," and" Shelf Awareness."
show more

Rating details

472 ratings
3.1 out of 5 stars
5 8% (40)
4 28% (134)
3 34% (159)
2 23% (109)
1 6% (30)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X