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Summerland

Hannu Rajaniemi

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Science fiction

An awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living. The new novel from the most exciting new voice in the genre since Neal Stephenson.

An awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living. The new novel from the most exciting new voice in the genre since Neal Stephenson.

Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning.

In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased.

Yet Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god.

When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in.

But how do you catch a man who's already dead?

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Praise for Summerland

  • Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am

  • The best and most original debut anthology since Angela Carter's 'Fireworks' 40 years ago - Wall Street Journal

  • Hannu Rajaniemi's magnificent science fiction . . . is pure magic - NPR.com

  • This delightful trip into imaginative worlds brings a fresh take to timeless ideas - Publishers Weekly

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